Sophia Papantoniou-McDonald, Dip Couns, Dip Psych, MBACP

Sophia Papantoniou-McDonald, Dip Couns, Dip Psych, MBACP

Milcombe, Banbury

07588 133728

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About me

I provide counselling for a range of everyday life issues such as relationship difficulties, bullying, lack of self-confidence, financial worries, depression, stress and anxiety, either as an individual or as a couple.

I’ve also had a lot of experience working with trauma, sexual abuse past or present, domestic abuse, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

I can offer you a calm, confidential and non-judgmental space in which to talk over whatever it is that’s troubling you. Sometimes, people tell me that they don’t think their problem is serious enough to warrant counselling, but I believe if there’s something on your mind that’s getting in the way of you leading your life the way you want to, then it’s worth having a look at.  I also see how valuable the power of talking can be in helping you do that.

Together we can look at whatever might be going on for you at the moment.  As a counsellor, I have an understanding that at times, people will experience areas of their life that are difficult and cause them to be stuck. My aim is to work with you to be able to make sense of these areas in order to find positive change.

I also offer couples counselling.  This can apply to any relationship:  husband-wife, parent-child, siblings, etc.  Often when in close relationships, people can feel they’re not being heard or accepted and relationships can become strained.  Whilst remaining impartial, I will help you to look at the main aspects of your relationship, such as communication, in order to help you both decide how you would like to move forward.

Contact me and we can have an initial chat to see how I can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • 2018  Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • 2018  Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • 2017  Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling
  • 2015  Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • 2014  Certificate in Counselling Skills

I worked in voluntary placements for:

  • Rape Crisis, dealing with sexual violence and trauma
  • No 22 Youth & Community Counselling Service, dealing with a range of issues

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Accredited register membership

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Individuals - £45 for 50 mins                                                                                           Couples - £60 for 1 hour

Further information

The BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework underpins the way I work as a counsellor.  The BACP believes that counselling can change lives and the Ethical Framework is in place to set high standards regarding proficient and ethical practice.

I hold professional indemnity insurance.

Maps & Directions

Milcombe, Banbury, OX15

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: Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults
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