Mimi Kester PGDipCouns; MBACP Snr Accred. ISTDP-UK

Mimi Kester PGDipCouns; MBACP Snr Accred. ISTDP-UK

The Annexe
20 Hamilton Rd

01865 292883

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About me

I am a Senior Accredited counsellor with 20 years of counselling experience. I work in a quiet consulting room in Oxford and am very conscious of maintaining confidentiality and I adhere to BACP ethics. On looking through this you may wonder what sort of therapy would be most helpful for you and I use a form of psychodynamic therapy that is effective with a range of emotional problems.  This form of therapy (Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy) istdp-uk (www.istdp.org.uk) is supported by clinical research.  It is designed to resolve anxiety, depression, and other problems (see list below) which relate to troubled life relationships; in the present you may notice that you have a problem with relationships for example. are quick to anger or tend to sabotage yourself, or allow people to take advantage of you to name a few. How you make changes for yourself and how these problem areas link to your past becomes evident in the work.  

The task of the therapy work is to be able to face feelings without anxiety or avoidance, with honesty, so that your future relationships are gratifying and fulfilling.  It is important that you the client feel motivated to make changes for yourself, because the work requires full engagement.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA Hons in Modern Languages from Bristol University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from London University. I qualified in 1994 with a Post-Graduate Diploma from Reading University in Psychodynamic Counselling. I have studied further in Group Analytic Therapy and in Cognitive Analytic Therapy at the Warneford Hospital Oxford. I currently work using Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. I am used to working in GP surgeries and hospital settings, with university students, the police and in private practice.

I work with individuals with either a short-term focussed approach or in a long-term open ended way.  

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Intensive short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy . See website for www.istdp.org.uk


Please get in touch.

Further information

There is easy bus access within a 2 minute walk and there is off street parking.

Maps & Directions


Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
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