Gennie Mockford BA(Hons), MA (Distn), Reg.MBACP, MNCS, ICEEFT; Relate Reg.

Gennie Mockford BA(Hons), MA (Distn), Reg.MBACP, MNCS, ICEEFT; Relate Reg.


South Oxford Business Park

07827 224682

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About me

To seek therapy takes courage and you must be at a place where change feels important to you.  I believe it is a start of something empowering – a journey I hope I can help you with.

I am Relate trained with over 15 year’s experience.  My grounding in psychodynamic couples counselling and individual relationship counselling enables me to use a broad range of approaches to help you make sense of what is troubling you and to develop positive strategies to manage the issues you face, for example, depression/anxiety, difficulties with relationships, coping with separation/divorce and the effect on children, rebuilding a relationship after an affair, domestic abuse and violence, sexual minorities, mental health & couple relationships, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

I was introduced to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) a few years ago and was impressed by its empirically based research proven to have long term benefits in couples relationships.  Couples get caught in a pattern of negative conversations and behaviours that may have become established over time and in time tricky to talk about or indeed resolve.  The relationship may become distressed or “stuck”.  Each of you may long for closeness and/or understanding;  you try to communicate but...

•  your relationship is “distant” and you cannot reach each other?

•  you avoid conversations about difficult subjects to prevent arguments?

•  your arguments seem to go around in a cycle that goes nowhere?

•  conflict and arguments leave you feeling hurt, angry, resentful and very alone in the  relationship?

•  you feel unhappy because you are not understood or cared about?

•  you’ve been hurt in the past and unable to forgive – an affair maybe?

Is this familiar?

As an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist based in Aylesbury, Thame, Oxford and Wheatley, my aim is to support you both to emerge from your negative cycle to a place where you can re-discover mutual needs, gain understanding and build a physically and emotionally stronger relationship that will change your lives forever.

On a personal level, one could say I’ve had the “experience of life” where the many challenges I’ve faced have shaped and developed me. I have enjoyed a long and enjoyable career in adult education, training and careers advice sector - the decision to train as a counsellor was led by personal experiences and a wish to make a difference to others who are seeking change. I hope my knowledge, experience and training will be helpful to you.

I’m a fully trained and qualified  Relationship Counsellor & Psychotherapist.  I’m an accredited member of the NCS Professional Standards Authority Register and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and practice within their Code of Ethics.   I’m also a member of the International Centre of Excellence Emotional Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).  I hold a full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.  I continue to work as a Couples Counsellor for the Charity, Relate

In my private practice, I offer individual and couples counselling in Thame, Oxford and Wheatley. Flexible day and evening appointments are available.

I believe both couples and individuals will find a warm and safe space in my therapy room to explore what is happening for you right now.  You may discover the resources you have within yourself to build a stronger, healthier life.    It will be a place where you are not judged but are valued, listened to and understood.  Your confidentiality will be respected.

Finding a couples counsellor or therapist that you feel comfortable with is very important.  If you would prefer to discuss your situation informally or you want to find out whether we can work together, please do ring me.  You are under no obligation to book an appointment. My mobile No is:  07827224682 or email:

Training, qualifications & experience

MA (Dist)  Counselling – Goldsmiths College, University College London

BA (Hons) Post Compulsory Education – Brookes University, Oxford

Certificate Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy - ICEEFT

Certificate Emotionally Focussed Therapy (Advanced Skills) – ICEEFT

Certificate in Marital & Couple Counselling Theory & Practice – Relate

Certificate in Counselling Theory & Practice - CSCT

CPD is essential to my work and personal development and I regularly attend workshops and training to enhance my knowledge and inform my practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£45.00 for initial consultation (55 mins) - Thame, Wheatley, Ickford

£55.00 - Oxford

£50.00 per session ongoing (55 mins) - Thame & Wheatley, Ickford
£60.00 per session ongoing (55 mins) - Oxford

Further information

15 years experience as a Relate therapist working with couples and individuals.

I’m an accredited member of the NCS Professional Standards Authority Register and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and practice within their Code of Ethics for Counselling.

I'm based nr Thame (HP18 9JA),  Thame  ( OX9), Oxford (OX4) and Wheatley (OX33) areas. I also continue to also work for the Charity Relate.

I hold a full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.

Member organisations

  • Accredited MNCS
  • Registered Member BACP
  • Member International Centre of Excellence, EFT (ICEEFT)
  • Relate registered

Maps & Directions

Ickford, HP18
Oxford, OX4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Day/Evenings and Saturdays

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme