Roz McGregor – Counsellor
Practicing Thame, Saunderton and Oxford
When life is hard, counselling can help. Talking to someone who is impartial, respectful, kind and non-judgemental and someone who accepts you for you who are can help you to get your life back on track.
I am an integrative, intuitive counsellor offering short and long term therapy. I offer a safe, calm environment where you can talk about your emotions, hopes, fears and dreams for the future.
If you’ve never been to counselling before, you might ask: what happens in counselling and how does it work? For me, counselling is about taking time to talk and knowing you are being truly listened to. Sometimes, you might just want to sit with your worries, sadness, hopes and dreams. That’s ok, too – we work at your pace – always.
I create a place where you can get to know yourself and be your true self and find your way forward. It’s a place where you can leave the face you show to the world behind and search for answers to the things that are important to you.
We work together as a team. The counselling journey can be hard. There are times when you’ll have to ask yourself difficult questions and the answers may be difficult too. Sometimes we learn that some things can’t be changed but that we can learn to live with them as best we can and this is the path to growth and resolution.
Counselling is like unravelling a ball of tangled wool. Over the years more and more knots and tangles pile on top of each other and our job is to take it apart and heal in a positive, focussed way that makes the future you dreamed of a possibility. The work we do together will help to identify issues that may be holding you back from being the person you want to be.
I believe that no one type of therapy fits all, so I use different models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness as required. However, the Person Centred model is at the heart of my practice. You are accepted as the unique and special person that you already are. I believe that ‘Mental is Physical’ and my practice is holistic, treating the whole person.
People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons including trauma, depression, health anxiety, social anxiety, low self-esteem, anger issues, bereavement and loss as well as those dealing with a diagnosis of sudden, devastating illness. Some of those who come have issues going back to their early years.
Some people prefer open ended therapy with the sessions coming to a close when they feel ready to move on while others prefer a limited number of sessions – it’s up to you.
My counselling practice is close to Thame in Oxfordshire and it is easily accessible with parking at the door and public transport close by. I offer daytime appointments as well as evening and weekend appointments by arrangement.
I am a member of the National Counselling Society and the National Hypnotherapy Society. I adhere to the ethical guidelines of the National Counselling Society, The National Hypnotherapy Society and BACP. I have regular supervision to ensure that professional standards are maintained and I am fully insured.
Covering Thame, Saunderton (www.thecaesuracentre.co.uk), Oxford , Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip PC)
- Certificate in Hypnotherapy & Counselling (Cert. Hyp CS)
- AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (QCF)
- Certificate in Mindfulness for Anxiety & Depression (CPD)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Professional Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS)
- Contributor to Loughborough University Mindfulness Research program
Photo by Sarah Minchin Photography
Person-centred Therapy emphasises empathic listening, a non-judgemental environment, trust and a collaborative approach where we work together to find a way forward.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy explores and challenges thoughts and beliefs that may contribute to psychological problems. It can be a more active form of therapy that may involve monitoring of thought processes, and challenging previously held assumptions.
Psychodynamic therapy explores our past experiences and how they have shaped our behaviour in the present.
I also draw on other specific approaches such as Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy.
Skype sessions available
Fees are £45 (individuals) per 50 minute session
Concessions may be available. Concessions available for students.
Counselling may be possible in the client’s home in certain circumstances
Payment can be made either at the end of each session or in advance.
Missed appointments (with less than 48 hours’ notice) are chargeable.
Thank you so much Roz for help with my anxiety, having suffered for years I now have a new lease of life and can see a way forward with a brighter future. WH, London
My experience with Roz’s style of counselling has been phenomenal. Her advice, suggestions and tools helped me to deal with the root causes of my issues. I feel like I’ve had a huge transformation mentally, physically and emotionally. I cannot fault the level of professional, friendly counselling I have received. SR, Buckinghamshire
I came to therapy with what I believed were my problems; it soon became clear with Roz’ guidance that there were completely different problems with completely different causes that we needed to work through. At all times I felt completely listened to, believed in and was able to move on. MM, Oxfordshire
When mum died I didn’t know where to turn. Roz was recommended to me and I was finally able to accept mum’s death and incorporate her into my life in a way that allowed me to turn my life around and live life to the full – just as mum would have wanted me to. I couldn’t have made the transition without Roz’ help. Mike G, Buckinghamshire
Roz is a knowledgeable and caring counsellor, who has helped many people to resolve their difficulties. I would have no hesitation in recommending Roz to anyone who is looking for a solution to their problems. Roz feels passionately about delivering high quality therapy to clients and has the skills and ability to help clients to make change a positive reality in their lives. Sally Klinkenborg, Psychotherapist