Melanie Ayers

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Supervisor • she/her
CBT, BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5NU
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I offer flexible supervision according to your individual needs. I work holistically with my supervisees creating a safe space for genuine reflection, but one in which gentle challenge, affirmation, investigation, collaboration and containment are all a part. Regular feedback and review compete the core supervisory skills to create a sturdy supervisory relationship to help support your work and development as a therapist. 

My supervision style champions the Rogerian core conditions, whilst also offering collaborative structure, direction and purpose in accordance with my core training in CBT. I also have a love of the skills and tools from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, but I will be working with you as a collaborative facilitator and colleague, so if your modality is different, my belief is that by describing how you are working and why, that too will have deep usefulness to you as a practitioner.

I have a depth of experience to offer; I have worked self-employed, full-time as a therapist running my own counselling business for more than twelve years and as a supervisor for eight years. 

My therapy suite is in Banbury town centre, wheelchair accessible and parking nearby.

If you're interested in hearing more information or have any questions, please give me a call.

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
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Charter Court, 49a Castle Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5NU

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Google Meet

Type of session

In person

Experienced Supervisor offering reflective space, support and feedback.


Melanie Ayers
Melanie Ayers