Karina Cardoso Bailey - Reg Member of BACP, BSc, PGDip

Karina Cardoso Bailey - Reg Member of BACP, BSc, PGDip


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About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, who is passionate about helping people lead a more fulfilling life. I aim to assist my clients in finding their inner strength, discovering their qualities and unlocking energy that can enable them to progress in life in their chosen direction.  I provide a supportive environment where crisis and problems are creatively explored and clients can find solutions as well as self-acceptance and meaning in their lives.

I believe that a non-judgemental and caring therapeutic relationship is fundamental to enable personal growth and success in therapy. My approach to counselling is integrative, which means that I adapt my work to the client's needs, combining different psychological theories as necessary. I abide by strict codes of ethics and always have the client's best interest in mind.

Since gaining my first degree in psychology I have acquired experience working with a variety of clients in different organisations, including NHS hospitals, several secondary schools in Oxfordshire and community centres.  I enjoy working with children, teenagers, adults, couples and families.

Alongside my private practice, I currently work as a counsellor for a local charity where I see clients affected by cancer. I offer counselling to both individuals and couples. I am also employed one day per week by an independent school where I provide counselling to children presenting with a variety of needs and issues.

My training in relationship counselling involves working with the dynamic between two people who may be in any type of relationship such as partners, parent and child, siblings, friends or work colleagues.  Through exploration and the use of different techniques something new can emerge from their current situation. My role is to facilitate honest communication between partners, providing a safe, confidential and nurturing environment for self-expression and mutual understanding.  I believe that conflict is positive and I work with it to help clients grow into more fulfilling and genuine ways of being in their relationships as well as in life.

Although I have trained in the UK, I am bilingual and work in both English and Portuguese.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member of BACP
BSc(Hons) Psychology (2001)
Certificate in Counselling  (2003)
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2005)
Certificate in Couples Counselling (2017)

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Accredited register membership


£40 per individual counselling session.

£50 per couple counselling session.

Some concessions available, please ask.

Each session lasts 50minutes.

Maps & Directions

Bicester, OX26

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Portuguese


Daytime, evening and saturday morning appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults