Martin Leach

Martin Leach

Ashcroft Therapy Centre
Hudson Street
OX15 0SW

Banbury Therapy Centre
69 Oxford Road
OX16 9AJ

07786 234109

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About me

I work as an existential-oriented integrative therapist, this means that my core approach is existential and as an integrative therapist I utilise theories and ideas from other therapeutic approaches.

As an integrative therapist I take the view that there are many ways in which human psychology and the human condition can be explored and understood - no single theory or approach holds the answer - hence the need to integrate them. I have experience in various modalities and will use the way of working that is right for you at any specific time. At times, you might need someone to listen and just let you tell your story. At other times, you might need someone to be more directive and give you practical skills to help you navigate life and work with your emotions and thoughts. At another point, you might need someone to challenge your own view of life and help you find a better way of being and existing in the world.

Each client is unique and integration enable me to address each client’s personality and needs I adapt therapy to the clients and not the client to the therapy.

Please see my website for more information.

I am based in North Oxfordshire, near Banbury Town Centre and in Deddington

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their code of professional ethics. I have regular supervision as do all professional counsellors and this helps to ensure I am working in a safe and ethical manner.

My background is in healthcare, initially as a residential social worker and then as a nurse. In addition to being a qualified counsellor, I am a registered mental health nurse and I have over 30 years experience in mental health work in various settings including the NHS, private healthcare providers and prisons covering a wide range of issues. I offer individual, face-to-face sessions in the Oxfordshire area. I have experience with a broad range of clients and I have a particular interest in:

  • trauma
  • working with survivors of abuse
  • self-harm, suicidal thoughts
  • anxiety and PTSD
  • shame and self-criticism
  • depression
  • lack of confidence and self-esteem
  • personality disorder
  • clients with complex needs

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Complex needs


My fee is £50 for a 50 minute session. I can offer concessionary rates for those on a low income, please contact me to discuss this.

Maps & Directions

Banbury, OX15 0SW
Banbury, OX16 9AJ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Currently I am available on Mondays at Deddington & Tuesdays at Banbury

Types of client

Young people
Older adults