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My name is Kay Barltrop.

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and I am completing advanced training in Psychotherapy.

I maintain a high standard of ethical practice and adhere to the UKCP codes of ethics in counselling and psychotherapy. I have regular supervision as part of adhering to these codes of practice.

I am a member of the UKCP, IARTA, UKATA, EATA and the Metanoia Institute.




In Counselling, we work together to solve problems or areas in your life where you are stuck. You may be aware of the issue or problem in your life, but unsure on how to solve it.

Psychotherapy focuses on deeper, unconscious processes that you may not be aware of, that emerge in the here and now of our working relationship. 

I believe that the key to successful counselling is through collaboration between the counsellor and the client, working in partnership together to help understand your thoughts and feelings better.

I work both on a short and long term basis with clients. We will agree a time frame that we will work to, within our assessment session.


My main theoretical approach is based on Transactional Analysis which focuses on exploring a person's personality and how this has been formed by their childhood experiences. 

Transactional Analysis is based on humanistic values which believe we all deserve to be authentic and fulfilled in our day to day lives.

I draw on other principles and theoretical approaches to help us in the counselling work. 


I work with adults, either for individual sessions or couples relationship counselling.

I have supported clients through a wide range of issues including, but not limited to; anxiety, depression, abuse, anger management, bereavement, alcohol and drug issues, stress, unwanted thoughts and feelings, work issues, relationship difficulties, divorce and trauma.

Your issue might not be listed here or you may not know what your concern is and may just know you aren't feeling yourself.

Please get in touch and we can talk about how it is best that I help you.


Contact me below to arrange an initial call to explore what you need and if I can help you. We will discuss your aims, confidentiality and jointly commit to working together. 

The most important factor in a successful counselling relationship is that you feel safe, supported and in a non-judgemental, confidential space.

Sessions take place weekly, at the same time each week. We will agree on a set number of session or whether we work open ended, to suit your needs.

Our sessions can be face to face or online via Zoom. 


I hold sessions in person close to Banbury and I have sessions available online via Zoom.

Individual appointments last for 50 minutes and the fee is £50 per session.

Couples appointments last for 75 minutes and the fee is £75 per session.

I have a limited amount of low-cost counselling sessions available. Please contact me for more information.

Any sessions that are cancelled or not attended with less than 24 hours' notice will be charged.

To enquire about working together, click get in touch below.


Contact me today to discuss if counselling will be right for you and to schedule a initial free assessment.

I will arrange a 30 minute, no obligation phone or zoom call to understand what you need and to see if we can work together.

07305 058 363

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