About me

Hello I am Kate, thank you for looking at my profile. As a counsellor I offer you a safe and respectful space to explore issues that you feel you would like to bring to counselling. I believe that we are all experts on our own lives but we can sometimes benefit from someone listening attentively and without judgement to how things are and this can help us in finding our way.

Together we will work to grow your awareness of what is going on for you and how you would like to address the problems in your life. I offer appointments face-to-face as well as Zoom and telephone.

I am an integrative therapist; this means I will work with you in a range of ways to help you to make sense of what is happening for you. Together we can look at how to shape the therapy to your needs; we can explore what is happening in the present and how the past could be affecting how you feel now.

If we meet face-to-face at The Banbury Therapy Centre:


- you’ll need to wear a mask (unless you’re exempt), use hand sanitiser and follow a one-way system
- please bring your own water bottle it you want, as we can’t provide drinking water
- we’ll sit more than two metres apart in the therapy room and can remove masks once seated
- frequently touched areas are cleaned between appointments

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor (CPCAB Dip Therapeutic Counselling) and I am committed to ongoing professional development. I am an ACTO accredited telephone and online therapist.

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute online or phone appointment before starting therapy to see if we both feel that we can work together.  I strongly believe that not all therapists will work for all clients and so I feel this is really important.

Concessions offered for

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

Availability

I am available at various times.  Please contact me for more details.  I can offer Zoom, telephone and face-to-face appointments.

Further information

I am a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework. I ensure that you receive a confidential and professional counselling service.

The Banbury Therapy Centre
69 Oxford Road
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 9AJ

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.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Kate O'Donnell

Kate O'Donnell