Naomi Orrey

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Oxford OX4 & Abingdon OX14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


Hello I'm Naomi, a person-centred counsellor.  This means that I offer to sit alongside you in a safe, non-judgemental and empathic environment where we can explore and understand what is going on for you.  My aim is to empower you to grow in your own direction, at your own pace. Working in this way can help you to take what you have experienced in the counselling room into your day to day life.

I sometimes offer creative tools to help clients express themselves when words can be difficult to find. This might mean working with art materials, music, objects or with a sand tray to express what is going on internally in an external, visual and tactile way giving you the opportunity explore any meanings or metaphors that come up for you and experiment with ways that you may like to adapt.

I have a particular interest in person-centred creative and expressive arts therapy which can help clients explore how physical, mental and emotional responses connect to bring meaning to their experiences. This work can be very powerful and if clients are interested in this area it is something we may explore once we have an established therapeutic relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy - University of Warwick
  • Introduction to Counselling - University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education  
  • Level 1 Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy - Creative Connections Cumbria
  • Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy Skills Training - Creative Connections Cumbria
  • Prior work as School Counsellor working with teenagers
  • Volunteer Counselling at Cotswold Counselling for 2 years - providing accessible counselling on a pay what you can afford basis.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions from £50 per hour.

Some concessionary rates are available - please let me know on enquiry if this is something you would like to discuss.

Further information

I offer weekly face-to-face sessions lasting 50 minutes each. If you are interested in online sessions we can discuss this at our first meeting.

I offer an initial assessment session at a fee of £40. This session is an opportunity to talk about what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to achieve through our work together. Importantly, this first session allows us to consider whether my way of working and experience are suited to your needs, and if we feel comfortable working together. There is no obligation to commit to ongoing therapy after the initial session.  

Our work together can be short term, typically over 6 - 8 session blocks, or longer term open-ended therapy with reviews built in to check that the counselling is still meeting your needs.  

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14

Type of session

In person

Online platforms

Naomi Orrey
Naomi Orrey