Roz McGregor – Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Private Practice – Thame and surrounding areas

Sometimes we get overwhelmed by everything that’s going on in our lives, and that’s when talking to someone who is impartial, respectful and non-judgemental can help you to get your life back on track.

I am an integrative, intuitive counsellor offering both short and long term therapy. The Person Centred model is at the heart of my practice where 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. However, 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.

If you’ve never been to counselling before, you might ask: what happens in counselling and how does it work? Counselling is about taking time to talk and knowing you are being truly listened to. It’s 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.

Research shows that the more you tell your story the more your brain accepts what has happened and moves forward – so once you start talking, keep talking, however hard it feels. Sometimes you might just want to sit with your worries, sadness, hopes and dreams. That’s ok, too – we always work at your pace.

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.

People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons including needing help with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, health and social anxiety, low self-esteem, anger issues, OCD, trauma, loss and illness. Many of these issues go back to the client’s 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 practice is in a peaceful location where you can talk about your concerns in a safe environment. 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 and find your way forward.

There is 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, Chinnor, Watlington, Princes Risborough, Stokenchurch, Long Crendon

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
  • SANDS (the stillbirth & neonatal death charity) Bereavement Care Training Workshop
  • Bereavement Masterclass

Fees:

The therapeutic relationship is really important; we need to be able to work together as a team with a feeling of mutual respect and understanding and this is why I offer a free half hour initial session so that you can meet me and ask any questions you may have.

Individual session per hour: £45.00
Couples: 90 minute session: £80.00

Concessions may be available. Concessions available for students.

WhatsApp and FaceTime sessions available.

Counselling may be possible in the client’s home in certain circumstances.

Payment can be made either at the end of each session or by bank transfer in advance.

Testimonials

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
Roz McGregor - Counsellor, Counselling, Thame, Saunderton, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire

Photo by Sarah Minchin Photography

Anxiety
Worrying about things endlessly can become a habit and it’s usually about something that might happen in the future. When anxiety takes over it can become a serious problem. It helps to talk things through and put things into perspective.

Depression
It’s difficult to understand how depression feels if you haven’t experienced it yourself first-hand. Those who suffer with depression say that the experience is virtually indescribable and living with depression is a dark and exhausting experience. With commitment and focus it’s possible to gain control over depression and live a fulfilling and joyous life.

Anger
No one is born angry. Anger is a learned emotion and is a result of life experiences. It can make us irrational; it can cause illness from internalisation and cause pain to others. It is a normal emotion when used positively. But too much anger can ruin lives. We have choices about how we respond to situations and we can learn to control and manage our anger by changing our thoughts and our behaviour.

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
OCD affects millions of people but the good news is that it can be treated effectively. Once you understand the different forms it takes and how it can make you feel you will be better able to understand your symptoms and put coping strategies in place.

Self-Esteem Issues
‘Self-esteem’ is the value or worth you place on yourself as a person. If you have low self-esteem your overall opinion will be negative. Self-esteem can go up and sown over the course of your lifetime, but with determination and understanding you can change your attitude, learn to love yourself and have a fulfilling life.

Panic Attacks
The fear of having a panic attack is often what brings it on. It can happen anywhere, anytime but it can’t kill you and it will pass. Coping strategies can be very helpful and once you know how to use them, you can apply the techniques as soon as it feels as if a panic attack is going to happen.

Relationship Issues/Couple Counselling
When communication reaches rock bottom the relationship begins to suffer. Bickering, walking on eggshells, point-scoring and lack of intimacy – these are all indicators of a relationship in trouble. To move forward talking in a safe environment where both parties can be heard equally makes a huge difference. Taking the time to truly listen to each other gives the relationship an opportunity to recover.

Grief/Bereavement
Grief is something most of us will experience during our lives. How we react when someone dies is different for each of us. There is no right or wrong way to grieve but one of the hardest parts for people who are grieving is working out how they can help themselves at a time when they feel completely lost and alone.

Addictions
Addictions ruin lives and destroy families and relationships. Stepping off the path of addiction makes such a positive difference to people’s lives. This is challenging work but if we are prepared to make a commitment to take responsibility for ourselves we can begin to progress to health and a happier life.

Experience working with adults and children age 16+.