Ashcroft Therapy Centre
Banbury Therapy Centre
69 Oxford Road
Karen Kendall BSc (Hons), PgDip
Individual and Couple Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Asking for help from a counsellor is something most of us hope we never have to do, so feeling uncomfortable or reluctant about taking this step is understandable. You may feel nervous and silly or worry that you are different from others but you may also feel hopeful, relieved and keen to see what happens. Usually people try very hard to help themselves or their relationship before they ask for help so it’s little wonder that making an appointment to tell a complete stranger about a problem that just won’t go away is far from simple.
Often people come for counselling when they feel totally stuck or exhausted by a situation they don’t want to be in any more or they keep unhappily repeating. Sometimes what we think and feel bothers us more than we like and gets in the way of us enjoying life. Couples often feel that the person who was their best friend and partner has now become someone they don’t know and appears to be pulling in the opposite direction.
As a counsellor, my primary role is to listen to you. There isn’t a correct ‘thing’ to talk about, what’s important is that you say whatever you need to say in your own particular way. This begins the work of starting to understand what’s going on. During sessions, I will ask questions and I might challenge some of your assumptions to offer another view point on your situation. I might also make suggestions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 2005 as a psychodynamic psychotherapist from Oxford University. Since then I have worked in GP surgeries, hospitals, and community based organisations. I have a particular interest in mental health and I have worked for a leading mental health charity for the past seven years.
I am a qualified Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) and have worked in psychiatric hospitals supporting patients to take an active and meaningful part in their care and treatment.
I am registered and accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). Appointments are generally weekly lasting for 50 minutes and I charge £50 per session. I offer a free initial consultation.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
I charge £50 per session. I offer a free initial consultation.
Concessions are sometimes available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have spaces now available on Monday afternoons and evenings
Types of client