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Louise Ordish PG Dip Couns. (Oxon), MBACP

Abingdon OX14 & Newbury RG14
07456 669952
Abingdon OX14 & Newbury RG14

About me

Are you anxious or depressed? Are you having difficulties getting along with the people you’re close to? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? Are you wondering why things feel like they’re constantly going wrong or falling apart? Do you find that you just don’t get people or they just don’t get you?

Counselling helps all sorts of people get a new perspective and find a way to feel more in charge of their lives.

Finding the right counsellor can be daunting, and finding a counsellor you connect with is really important. If you’d like to find out a little more about me, or just want to have a quick conversation about whether I’m the right counsellor for you, please get in touch.

If you choose to work with me, you’ll find I can give you time and space away from the pressures of day-to-day life and the opinions of others.

You might not know what you want to talk about, or you might have a clear focus. Either way, I can help you to get to know yourself better, think about aspects of your life and relationships that you want to change, and to find the right way forward for you, however bad things might feel at the moment.

I'm a qualified and experienced counsellor. I see clients in Milton Park in Oxfordshire, near Didcot and Abingdon; and in Newbury, West Berkshire, near Thatcham and Hungerford.

Counselling sessions are once a week for 50 minutes. Counselling can be for an agreed number of weeks or months, or open-ended.

​I work with people who come to counselling for a wide variety of reasons; and have particular experience of worked with adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD, Asperger's) and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice, Distinction, University of Oxford

Post Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Studies, University of Oxford

Level 3 Counselling Studies, Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Association

I am an individual member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).


I have worked in a school, and for a charitable organisation providing affordable counselling to young people and adults; as well as working as part of a local practice of highly-qualified professional counsellors in central Newbury.

Member organisations


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

Pathological Demand Avoidance


Each face-to-face session lasts for 50 minutes and costs £50.00.

Further information

What to expect

If you choose to contact me, then we may have a short conversation on the phone and then potentially arrange to meet for an introductory session.  In this first session, I'll ask a few questions to find out a little about you and what brings you to counselling. You can ask me any questions you have too. Together, we'll decide whether or not there's a good fit and whether you'd like to start regular sessions or not. There's no commitment.

If we work together, I'll invite you to talk about anything you want to, and I'll ensure you set the pace for how far and how fast we go in exploring anything you want to talk about. My role is to listen and help you reflect, without being judgmental.

My therapy room is part of the Bramham Therapy practice, located in central Newbury, just two minutes from the station and with parking available nearby.

If you'd like to get in touch, please send an email or call, whichever you prefer, and I will get back to you.

Innovation Centre Clients
99 Park Drive
Milton Park
OX14 4RY

47 Cheap Street
RG14 5BX

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


I currently have availability on some weekdays and evenings. Please contact me to talk about what your'e looking for.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Louise Ordish PG Dip Couns. (Oxon), MBACP

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