Graham McDonald, Dip.Couns, MBACP
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:
Racial and Cultural Difference
Working With Young People
Working with Loss and Grief
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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My fees for a 50 minute counselling session are:
£45 weekdays (9am-6pm)
£50 evenings (6pm-9pm) and Saturday mornings (9am-12.30pm)
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime 9am-6pm and evening 6pm-9.30pm appointments available.
Saturday mornings 9am-12.30pm
Types of client