We are a membership organisation; a collective of like-minded counsellors who share an ethos around therapeutic services. We currently have office-based memberships or online memberships available.
Our Membership Requirements
*You will be qualified to diploma level or above and will have completed at least 100 hours of client work
*You will have attended, or current be attending personal therapy
*You are a member of a national professional body, e.g. BACP, UKCP or AHPP
*You are willing to provide or apply for an enhanced DBS check
*You are willing to be self employed
*You are willing to offer at least one reduced cost session to clients who meet our criteria.
Before becoming a member you will take part in an interview to make sure it will be a good fit.
If you fit the required criteria please complete and return the application form which can be found here.
*Regular client work,
*Competitive and fair membership fees, e.g. we do not take a percentage of your client fees.
*(If face to face membership) Great working space (currently two counselling rooms and a waiting room), access to meeting rooms, break out spaces, kitchen, communal garden and kitchens,
*Oxford Counselling Centre secure email address (Microsoft 365)
*Part of the Ethical Property Company,
*The opportunity to be part of a well established, yet continually growing organisation,
*Access to a peer support group and social events,
*The opportunities to run workshops/courses and group work,
*An organisation in which your ideas are valued and you are very much part of the team,
*The option to be involved as little or as much as you choose.
Please see more details and prices on our Membership Options document.
There have always been steady numbers of enquiries and I have never experienced any admin issues. Working at the Centre gives me an opportunity to get to know many great counsellors with various therapeutic experiences. Apart from regular meetings and social events, some of us meet up in the peer support group which I find extremely valuable. I really enjoy the friendly and inspiring atmosphere of the Centre.Current counsellor, (April 2020)
I have been with Oxford Counselling Centre for two years and during that time I have successfully completed my counselling placement hours and set up in private practice. I have found OCC to be a very supportive, constructive and welcoming environment where I have had space to build my confidence and skills.Current counsellor, (May, 2020)