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About me

I am a qualified integrative therapist who works with young people (age 15 plus) and adults. I am passionate about supporting mental health and work hard to help clients overcome difficulties and day-to-day challenges. I am committed to empower positive change in individuals and improve their wellbeing.
I offer a safe and non-judgmental place where people can be themselves; where they can bring and share their experiences, and look at how these particular situations affect their lives.
Through active listening, I will help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I will follow your lead. Through our talks, I will be able to gain insight into your problems and personal circumstances. I will help you understand where your difficulties come from and, when appropriate, I will gently challenge you and provide a different perspective. Together, we will work through layers of emotions and behaviors, to help you face the challenges and regain the control of your feelings and actions.
I aim to develop strong therapeutic relationship with clients from all walks of life, based on trust and respect. I genuinely believe that every person is unique and has capacity to change, and can overcome their struggles with therapy. I help individuals work through difficulties at their own pace, whilst supporting their emotional wellbeing. I champion their improvement and aid them to find a place, where they would like to be.
I am a relational therapist. I approach every client with empathy and care. I will support you on your path and help you regain your strength and achieve your healing goals.
I have worked with individuals who were struggling with various issues: self-worth, confidence, child abuse, anxiety, relationship and family issues, trauma, sexuality, diversity, perfectionism, panic attacks and loss.
I offer face to face appointments* in Abingdon and Banbury and online sessions via Zoom.
I offer a free 15-30 min initial consultation so you can get a sense of whether working together would be suitable and right for you. 
*Due to the pandemic, only online sessions are now available.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I work in No5 Counselling Children and Young People about 2 years
  • I work with Oxford Men Counselling Services for 1 year
  • I triage patients in the Priory Healthcare for 6 months
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate: Introduction Certificate in Counselling Young People
  • Diploma: Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (in progress)

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience with long term chronic illness as sickle cell.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

£50 per 50 minutes session.

I offer reduced rates to students NHS front line workers, students and people/families  with low income.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer flexible/ evening appointments. Please send me an email with your contact number for more details.

Further information

I offer a free initial 15-30 minute Zoom consultation.

Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1

Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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.

Unspecified

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults

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Ivo Marques MBACP

Ivo Marques MBACP