Tricia Joyce Counselling

FOR COUPLES, FAMILIES & INDIVIDUALS IN OXFORD

Counselling & Psychotherapy

in Oxford

A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life.

Counselling and therapy in a safe, comfortable and private setting

Sometimes life is not easy – relationship difficulties, low mood, depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress within the family or workplace can impact on self-esteem, leaving feelings of rejection, confusion, worry or uncertainty about the future.


Talking to an experienced, professional counsellor can help you resolve or understand the issues which are causing emotional or physical distress. In a conversation with a counsellor you may want to explore your relationship, experiences in your past, disappointments, communication difficulties , depression or issues you would like to change which may be affecting your happiness now.


I work in Oxford in a well established private practice. I rent quiet, comfortable therapy rooms in Raleigh Park Clinic Botley with easy access to the the ring road and parking or regular bus routes. I also offer appointments electronically usually via Zoom or telephone. Click here for more details on my location, sessions & fees.

There is further information on my ‘Working Together’ page which explains our contract for therapy.

Welcome to my site, my name is Tricia Joyce.

Click here to read about my background & experience.

Qualifications

  • Masters Degree Relationship Therapy (Distinction)
  • Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling
  • Relate trained, qualified counsellor
  • Advanced Certificate in Eating Disorders
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Solution Focused therapist
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Rewind technique trained practitioner for PTSD
  • Family Links parenting facilitator

I am also a Registered, Accredited member of the BACP and adhere to the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions: www.bacp.co.uk

About Counselling

Counselling can help with a wide range of situations including improving relationships, coming to terms with separation, anger or disappointment, coping with loss or bereavement, being a carer, adapting to life changes such as becoming a family, post-natal depression, anxiety, children leaving home, redundancy and retirement. The counsellor’s role is to listen, understand and sometimes question ideas or behaviours to enable you to make decisions, changes or reach acceptance of a situation. Talking to a professional counsellor can help you resolve or understand issues which are causing emotional or physical distress.

I aim to provide safe, non-judgemental counselling, a place for you to talk through your issues enabling you to better understand the distress you are experiencing and make the changes you hope for. Talking with an experienced counsellor can help address the problems you face now and provide strategies for coping in the future.

Contacting a counsellor and thinking about therapy is the first step towards change. If you think I could be the counsellor to help you move forward I look forward to hearing from you.


How I Work

Many clients come to me through personal recommendation from their friends or GP.


I specialise in counselling individuals, couples and families using an integration of psychodynamic, systemic and narrative therapy.


Our first session will provide an opportunity to outline how you hope counselling will help, the problems or issues you are experiencing. We can then talk about how we might work together. It is important that you feel comfortable with my style of counselling and that I am able to offer the help you are looking for. After this first appointment there is no obligation to return. I routinely ask people to take a day or so to decide if they want to book further sessions. You are welcome to come alone or with a partner or friend. If the focus for counselling is a couple relationship it is helpful if you both meet me at the first appointment although if you decide to continue with counselling I routinely invite each of you to meet and talk with me on your own, at least once. Many couples prefer to mix joint sessions with individual appointments to enable them to explore how they want to improve or change their relationship.

I appreciate it can be difficult to talk to a stranger at first and I will try to put you at ease. Any questions you may have can be answered on the phone or by email before your first appointment. Once we start working together I offer appointment flexibility. You are not tied to a fixed day or time, I understand childcare, work or finances can restrict appointments. Please let me know if you have particular difficulties. Please click here for more information about sessions and fees.

My Background & Experience

Life experience and professional training has shaped me as a therapist. Originally I trained as a Registered General Nurse and worked for the NHS for 40 years in a wide range of jobs including acute and community care, sexual health, maternal and family health. I realised early in my nursing career that to physically heal a patient was not enough, to support people and their families manage difficult times I needed a different set of skills and an understanding of wider issues. Initially drawn to grief and bereavement counselling in the 1980s, over the years as my professional and personal experience grew I continued extensive training and university studies to enable me to offer counselling to a wide range of clients coping with a variety of issues.

I worked for several years for Relate and gained considerable experience in working with couples from a wide range of backgrounds. I have an Advanced Certificate in Eating Disorders and I am trained in The Rewind Technique for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

What issues can counselling help with?

Clients come to me for help with a wide range of issues. Some of the difficulties I am experienced in helping with are:

  • Couple relationships
  • Separation or divorce
  • Affairs
  • Communication
  • Arguments
  • Bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Redundancy
  • Low self esteem
  • Sex and intimacy
  • Gender issues
  • Life stages
  • Work stress
  • Family conflict
  • Fertility issues, pre- and post-IVF
  • Postnatal depression
  • Parent child relationships
  • Adapting to becoming parents
  • Retirement
  • Low mood or depression
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Disordered eating

“I hadn’t allowed myself to think of childhood experiences as trauma. Talking has been like a weight lifted off my shoulders.”

“It has been difficult but we have talked about things without arguing for the first time in ages.”

“We worked on our marriage but eventually decided to separate. Tricia listened with care and patience and we were supported every step of the way.”

“You helped get us to where we are today…happy!!”

“You made us feel welcome and comfortable. We have stopped rowing and started talking. Thank you.”

“Thank you for your calm, kind, professional approach.”

“I felt listened to and understood. Counselling was my space.”

“We want to thank you so much for all your help and support during our counselling.”

“Counselling helped me see a future.”

“Everything is going brilliantly!”

“Now I understand myself so much better.”

“Thank you, I needed to talk about really difficult, personal stuff.”

“The children are happy and settled and our relationship is going from strength to strength!”

“It’s really important to me to tell you what a difference your work has made to me this year. Thank you for giving me back myself.”

“Sometime sessions were exhausting. I was very nervous but Tricia didn’t rush me and put at ease.”

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My location

I work from therapies rooms located in West Oxford, two miles from the city centre and just off the ring-road. Parking is available. Please let me know if you have any mobility difficulties.

Zoom or telephone appointments are offered to clients who prefer to work remotely.

Address:

Raleigh Park Clinic

45 Raleigh Park Road

Oxford, OX2 9AR

Sessions & Fees

Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and charges are £65 per session if we meet in person. I also offer Zoom or telephone sessions for £50 if you are not comfortable meeting face-to-face or are not within reach of Oxford.

I ask for payment paid by bank transfer, cheque or cash.

I am able to offer a flexible model of therapy that fits your needs for short or longer term work with appointments available during the day or evening Monday – Friday and usually two Saturdays each month.


Once we start our work together I offer flexibility to fit round your commitments, work or finances.

Raleigh Park Clinic


Frequently asked questions…

Counselling or psychotherapy…What is the difference?

A simple explanation would be that counselling helps you to talk about things that are causing you distress or worry. Psychotherapy takes a deeper approach, enabling you to explore where some of your distress may originate from or understand how experiences may influence your beliefs or behaviours.

What is the BACP and why is Accreditation important?

The BACP is the leading professional body for the counselling professions in the UK. To be a Registered member requires therapists to have completed a recognised training course, to maintain their professional development and to engage in confidential clinical supervision where they discuss (without disclosing client details) themes or dilemmas with their supervisor to ensure their work with clients is ethical, safe and appropriate.

Registered members of the BACP adhere to the Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions. Accreditation of members is a further recognition of their professional standards and experience. Therapists cannot apply for accreditation until they have completed several hundreds of hours of working with clients. Applicants are required to submit a detailed professional portfolio to the Accreditation Panel where it is rigorously scrutinised to ensure the highest standards are met. I am pleased to hold Accreditation as I believe it reflects my professional approach to my work as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

How much do you charge?

Charges are £65 per session if we meet in person . Appointments via Zoom are £50.


I ask for payment paid by bank transfer, cheque or cash.

How do I make an appointment?

You can contact me by email. I will get back to you as soon as possible..


Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.


You can also call me on 07577290600 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.


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