Sian Renwick

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Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3LZ
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

With climate change, systemic social and financial inequality, polarised political debate, the cost-of-living crisis, and more going on around us, life in the 21st century can be complex and challenging. For those of us who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, disabled, racialised, or otherwise marginalised, things can be even tougher. Against this backdrop, prioritising your own well-being through counselling is a radical act which can help you develop self-compassion, address short- or long-term issues, and live authentically.

I’m an autistic counsellor, providing social justice informed therapy for adults (18 and over). My approach is neurodiversity-affirming, gender-, sexuality-, and relationship diversity-affirming, and anti-oppressive because counselling should be a safe space for everyone; if you don’t fit the social mould, I might just be the right counsellor for you.

I know that deciding to start counselling can feel like a daunting commitment, both in terms of time and money, so I offer a free initial 30-minute session. This gives you a chance to ask questions about my approach and see whether it feels like a good fit, as well as exploring whether it’s the right time for you to start counselling. I’d love to hear from you!

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - BACP Approved Practitioner Qualification, accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Awarding Body (CPCAB) and I'm committed to continuing my professional development through clinical supervision, regular training, and self-study.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

My standard rate is £60 per 60-minute session. As part of my commitment to a social justice informed practice, I offer a proportion of my slots at a reduced rate on a sliding scale for clients on low incomes. Priority for these slots will usually be given to people from socially marginalised groups.

If I don't currently have any reduced-rate slots available, I'd be happy to refer you to a local low-cost counselling charity or to keep you on my waiting list.

When I work

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The Charter Studios-Makespace, The Charter, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3LZ

Type of session

In person

Key details

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Sian Renwick
Sian Renwick