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About me

Life can sometimes present us with numerous situations that can feel over whelming, for example grief, loss, work stress, relationship difficulties, menopause, transitions in life - you name it and it has an impact on how we view ourselves, our relationships and how to perceive a future - talking to someone safe can help process these experiences.

An integral part of my practice is offering a containing, supportive, yet a challenging environment in which to explore and make links between emotional distress, your current situation and life experience. I believe in offering a regular, safe, non judgemental and supportive space to explore whatever experience you wish and working collaboratively to find a way forward for as long or as short a time as you need.

I am a psychotherapist with 28 years experience of working in the NHS with people experiencing all kinds of  mental health issues, relationship, domestic violence, marginalisation, complexity of childhood experience (sexual, emotional, physical abuse, separation and loss)  sexual identity issues, self harm, personality and addiction difficulties.

I work in Oxford.

There is on the street car parking available.
There is a small step to the consulting room which may adjustments if you are a wheel chair user, please do let me know if this is the case.

Training, qualifications & experience

mental health nurse training - 1990-1993

Group analytic training with Oxford Brooks University and Turvey Centre commenced in 2002 and completed in 2010 with a merit MSC

Clinical supervisor training completed with the Institute of Group Analysis (London)

(This list is a shortened version so please ask if you need any further information)

I have worked in the NHS for the past 28 years as both mental health nurse, Clinical service manager and psychotherapist, in addition I have worked in private practice for the past 12 years.

I convene the Turvey Groupwork Foundation Course in Group Analysis.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

Working with people who wish to identify as non binary and those who wish to transition from one gender to another or however they wish to identify.

I have extensive experience with working with people who identify as LGBTQ both individually and in supportive groups, I am passionate about offering safe and inclusive therapuetic spaces for people to explore themselves in a nonjudgmental environment.

I work in a relational way and feel the therapuetic relationship is integral to the work we can do together, whilst thinking about the context in which you live and the support you may have outside the therapy room.

Specialised work with people experiencing personality disorder including EUPD, BPD


Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer concessions for people on a reduced income, students, people in receipt of benefits  please ask when enquiring.

I am more than happy to explore payment options as I do not wish fees to prevent anyone accessing treatment when they need it.

Individual therapy assessment £55 per 50minutes

Individual sessions £50 for 50minutes

Couples therapy assessment £70 per 60 minutes

Couples sessions £65 per 60 minutes

Individual Supervision £50 per 60 minutes or £75 for 90 minutes

Group supervision to be negotiated depending on requirements


I currently do not have therapy spaces.

Further information

Please do contact me if you have questions about therapy and seeking treatment and I will do my best to answer!

You can contact me via my mobile 07748348084 or via email.

8 Florence Park Road

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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.


Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I completed the Institute of Group Analysis (London) diploma in clinical supervision in 2015 and am on the Metanoia Institutes Clincial supervisors list.

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Jo Goodman - Psychotherapist/Group Analytic Psychotherapist

Jo Goodman - Psychotherapist/Group Analytic Psychotherapist