Speaking to a trained counsellor can help us become clearer about particular issues, emotions or behaviour. Through talking, you will be able to find answers and awareness and discover ways to manage feelings and behaviour.
Seeing a counsellor does not mean you have not coped so far, it simply signifies that your difficulties are complicated. It can be a great relief to be able to talk freely in a confidential environment and take control of the situation.
Typically, people have counselling on a weekly basis, though this is negotiated with the counsellor. Counsellors may use different tools and techniques to suit your personal circumstances, in order to help you explore whatever is worrying you. Counsellors can be trained in a variety of modalities. The therapy is always about what is best for you.
The Counsellors at Oxford Counselling Centre receive regular supervision and continuing professional development to ensure the highest standards of practice. We can offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Integrative Counselling, Analytical and Person Centred Counselling. The counsellor will talk to you about what suits your needs best.
Each counselling session costs £35 and lasts 50 minutes.
Here are a list of answers to questions you may have about counselling in general or the service we provide.
Counselling is an individual experience and the length of time will depend on what issues you want to concentrate on. At Oxford Counselling Centre we offer unlimited counselling; you and the counsellor will decide when you are ready to finish counselling.
As members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) we adhere to strict confidentiality rules. Counselling is confidential. In rare cases where there may be exceptions to this, your counsellor will discuss this with you in the first session.
Counselling focuses on the client, so it depends on what you want to talk about. This is your chance to be listened to wholly. The counsellor may suggest particular ways of working other than talking, such as using Cognitive Behaviour techniques, but this would be discussed with you first.
As long as you give us 48 hours notice (email, or phone) then you will not be charged. If it is later than this you will need to pay a fee. You will be able to rearrange another session with your counsellor.
We can only offer counselling if the individual has requested it themselves. It may be difficult but try to talk to them and encourage them to make an enquiry with us or send them links to useful websites
Hopefully this will not happen, but if you find the counselling relationship is not working for you, you are welcome to ask to change therapist. At Oxford Counselling Centre we have counsellors that work in different ways so you should find someone suitable for you.
If you cancel within 24 to 48 hours of the start time of the session, you will be charged half the session fee - £15. If you cancel within less than 24 hours’ notice of the start time of the session, you will be charged the full session fee - £30.
If you can't find the answer to your question here then please contact us.
01865 403221 - 07999 458130
The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE