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Graham McDonald, Dip.Couns, MBACP

Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 07588 606606 07588 606606
Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15
07588 606606 07588 606606

About me

People seek counselling for a wide variety of reasons. Some to get understanding of long deep rooted issues, others to find clarity or direction in their lives. Some people come to counselling because life has become difficult to cope with.

When things get so difficult that it's starting to affect your day-to-day living, then perhaps it's a good time to seek the assistance of a counsellor, rather than allow the situation to get bigger.

I'm an experienced integrative counsellor and my counselling practice is based in Milcombe, which is 10 minutes from Banbury, Oxfordshire. As a therapist, I work with individuals, both with adults, and with young people and children over the age of 11.

I can offer you a safe confidential environment to be able to talk freely and in your own time about any issues that are affecting you. I'm not going to judge you or be shocked, but I will be supportive and caring and at your side when you talk about any difficult issues in your life, which may be about yourself or others, past or present. My aims as a counsellor are to be able to get a feeling of what it's like being you, to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and also to support you in ways of helping you to cope better.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling

As part of my ongoing professional development, I have also undertaken the following CPD courses:

  • Anger Management

  • Racial and Cultural Difference

  • Working With Young People

  • Feelings

  • Depression

  • Working with Loss and Grief

  • Working Creatively

  • Understanding Trauma

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Understanding Sexual Preoccupation

As well as working in private practice, I have worked at Windsor and Maidenhead Counselling Services, counselling adults and young people.

I also work as a school counsellor in Windsor, Berkshire, where I am the lead counsellor working with pupils aged 11-16 years old, and 6th form pupils 16-18 years old.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

My fees based on a 50 minute counselling session are:

£45 weekdays (9am-6pm) evenings (6pm-9pm) Saturday (9am-12.30pm)

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework of good practice, maintaining a safe environment for my clients.

I continue to attend regular CPD courses in the field of counselling, which keeps me up to date in my practice.

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and have professional indemnity insurance.

My practice provides onsite parking and is in close vicinity to bus route 488.

Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Daytime 9am-6pm and evening 6pm-9.30pm appointments available.

Saturday mornings 9am-12.30pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Graham McDonald, Dip.Couns, MBACP

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