Graham McDonald Dip.Couns (MBACP) Counselling in Banbury, Oxfordshire

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Surviving to Thriving- Counselling Therapist in Banbury, Oxfordshire

When your issues are getting so difficult that it's starting to affect your day-to-day living, then perhaps it's a good time to seek the assistance of a counsellor, rather than allow the situation to get bigger.

The Coronavirus-How it can affect mental health

I am able to offer Skype, Zoom, Whatsapp or telephone counselling sessions to current and new clients. I am also able to offer face to face counselling under the government Covid guidelines.

In this present climate, people are trying to cope with lots of issues that weren't there a few months ago, so more problems but less money to seek support. If you would like to be able to have some counselling therapy, but feel funding sessions would be a problem because you have been affected financially, I will work with each individual enquiry to try to find a concessional fee that would best suit your budget.

If you would like to arrange an initial call via email. The initial call is free and would last for around 15 mins, and where you'll be able to discuss your issues in brief, and we can also work together to find something, that would financially work for you.

It is very recognisable how much the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic is having on people's mental health. People were already dealing with issues of their own , and the worries and fears around the Coronavirus haven't replaced the issues, only added to them. Many of us are experiencing this strange environment, and a feeling of complete change and loss. Things we would normally take for granted, e.g. shopping, socialising, going for a meal, to the pub, children going to school, going to work, paying our bills etc,. have changed dramatically and this can create anxiety, feeling low or depressed, no motivation, no inspiration, feeling stressed out.

If we follow the news too closely, it can make our fears worsen and increase anxiety. The Coronavirus is a physical disease, but also creates psychological change in us.

Welcome, I'm Graham McDonald I'm an experienced integrative counselling therapist and I offer my services in the vicinity of Banbury, Oxfordshire. My private counselling practice, Surviving to Thriving Counselling, is located in Milcombe, Banbury.

People seek counselling for a wide variety of reasons. Some to get understanding of long deep rooted issues, others to find clarity or direction in their lives. Some people come to counselling because life has become difficult to cope with. Any mental health issues, whether they have appeared out of the blue or whether they have been around for some time, can be frightening and exhausting to manage.

I provide a safe, confidential, and calm environment, where you can talk to someone who will be non-judgemental, understanding and empathic to any issues you may bring, and help you towards a better way of coping.

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I work with individuals, both with adults, and with young people and children over the age of 11. As a counsellor in Milcombe, Banbury, I provide counselling to people locally and to surrounding areas including Chipping Norton, Brackley and Bicester.

By attending counselling sessions you will be able to talk freely and in your own time about any issues that are affecting you. I'm not going to judge you or be shocked, but I will be supportive and caring and at your side when you talk about any difficult issues in your life, which may be about yourself or others, past or present. My aims as a counsellor are to be able to get a feeling of what it's like being you, to understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and also to support you in ways that help you to cope better.

I have experience as a therapist in helping clients who have personal difficulties with many issues including:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Self-harm
  • Bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Sexual identity
  • Gender issues
  • Feeling stuck
  • Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  • Bullying
  • Suicidal thoughts

I would be very happy to have a chat on the phone about your needs and how counselling can help. Please feel free to call me on 07588 606606 or to email me click here

Further details about my fees and where to find me can be found on the Contact page.

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