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Individual Counsellor and Relationship Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. Face to face, phone and online counselling offered.

If you feel stuck then counselling with an experienced and compassionate therapist can help you to find a way forward. I have twenty nine years experience in helping individuals and couples in therapeutic settings. Currently, I work in my own practice in Thame, Oxfordshire. I also provide secure and confidential phone and online counselling.

Everyone is different so I use various skills to offer a heart-centred and professionally robust service to take into account diverse needs.

If you are feeling depressed or anxious, I have experience of offering effective help. You may have work-related stress, underlying illnesses, low self-esteem or feel lonely. If you have addictions such as alcohol and gambling, I will be able to signpost you to specialist organisations and offer counselling alongside these services.  Perhaps you feel overwhelmed or confused and unable to cope. I can help you to gain clarity and see things with a fresh perspective. Once you are able to see your problem more clearly and gain self-understanding then finding a way forward becomes easier.

I have trained professional counsellors and oversee other therapists as a supervisor. Working in different settings, with people from all walks of life has honed my ability to respond to each individual or couple, so that together we can create the effective outcome that you desire.

If you would like to explore the possibility of counselling then please ring or text to arrange a non-obligatory chat. We can talk over your needs and if I am not the right person to help I can signpost you to a suitable organisation or expert.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • M.A. (ED) Counselling from Durham University 1991
  • Diploma in Counselling Supervision from CPPD, London 1999
  • Relate Accredited Counsellor, Relate Oxfordshire, 2019
  • Award in Education, Abingdon and Witney College, 2016
  • Transpersonal Psychology Foundation, Newcastle Centre for Transpersonal Psychology, 1990
  • Foundation in Counselling, Cambridge Consultancy, 1987
  • Registered Member of the BACP, 2018
  • Online Counselling Training, OCST, 2020

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship Counselling

I help couples' to rebuild trust where it has been broken. Counselling develops intimate relationships where a partnership has been strained. Maybe you find yourselves arguing frequently or perhaps you have drifted apart and can't find your way back to being close.

Through times of transition, such as having a first child or being made redundant, your relationship will be challenged.

It may feel that your partner doesn't seem to understand you. I can help you to notice where unhelpful patterns of relating have caused a rift.  In counselling you can learn how to communicate more effectively again, to see each other and feel supported.

Once you have developed a nurturing relationship all other aspects of life and work flow more easily.


Additional information

Individual and Couples' Counselling £68 per hour session

Online counselling and supervision available

Supervision £60 per hour

Training for Groups negotiable rates


I offer daytime and evening appointments and Saturday mornings.

The Practice
40 Upper High Street
Princes Risborough

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer supervision to both trainee and qualified therapists.

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Halina Pytlasinska

Halina Pytlasinska