Michael Cowdry

Michael Cowdry


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Oxford

Oxford OX1
Sessions from £45.00

Features

Availability

I have an appointment available on Monday mornings at 10.30am, either in-person at 37 Cranbrook Drive, OX1 5RR; or online via Skype or FaceTime. 

About me and my therapy practice

The therapeutic process is challenging and transformative. I aim to work collaboratively and psychodynamically with people to discover ways of understanding themselves and the aspects of their experience which may be causing them dis-ease. The process offers no "magic bullets" and may take some time, although people often feel more able to engage differently with life after a relatively short period of therapy.

I work in-person and on-line, using SKYPE or FaceTime. 

Practice description

I work as a psychodynamic psychotherapist from a room in a private home. It is quiet, offers parking and is within easy distance of public transport. Some people bicycle to sessions; it's a 35 minute ride from Oxford town centre.

I typically work in an open-ended way, which allows the therapeutic relationship and the direction of therapy to develop organically. Progress in therapy is reviewed to ensure that the person's needs are being met.

My first session

I most often use the first session as an opportunity to learn about you, including your reasons for seeking therapy and your background. We will discuss what you would like to achieve in therapy and I will answer questions about the way in which psychotherapy works. 

Sometimes people come to the first session too distressed to be able to formulate their ideas very coherently. That, of course, is also fine and in that case, we will use the session to establish the basis for a relationship of trust.

I will generally charge for the first session. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress

Types of therapy

Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English