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Melanie Ayers
Counsellor in Banbury - Registered 4+ Years

Registered Counsellor Melanie Ayers
49A Castle Street
OX16 5NU
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  • Individual 60 - 60 minutes
  • Couple 90 - 90 minutes
62% of enquirers became verified clients

Working Hours

  • Mondays
    9am - 7:30pm
  • Tuesdays
    9am - 7:30pm
  • Wednesdays
    9am - 7:30pm
  • Thursdays
    9am - 8:45pm
  • Fridays
    9am - 8:45pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress


  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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4+ Years Post-Registration Experience

Hello. I am Melanie Ayers. I'm an accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I assist individuals and couples with their psychological wellbeing. I hold private sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. My focus includes Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and social anxiety disorder, as well as the specific issues encountered by bisexual, Black and gay men, transgender people and women.

What to Expect

An initial assessment meeting allows you to see if you are comfortable with me, discuss what troubles you, ask questions, understand confidentiality, and decide if therapy could benefit you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an initial assessment session in Banbury.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT concentrates on how your thoughts affect your emotions and behaviour. It recognises and addresses negative ideas that maintain the problems you experience. The objective of CBT is for you to experience healthier thoughts and emotions.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) indicates CBT for alcohol dependence, depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), self harm and social anxiety disorder.


Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You determine what matter regarding your childhood and/or adult life you explore. The aim of counselling is to help you to talk about a problem and discover a solution that is appropriate for you.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the difficulties you face. It explores your thoughts, feelings and significant events in your history. Psychotherapy intends to help you change or discover appropriate methods of managing.

Qualifications Timeline

University of Gloucestershire with Warwickshire College Group (UK)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Registered since August 2013)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
ABC Awards (UK)

Melanie abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Banbury, Nethercote, Overthorpe, Bodicote, Little Bourton, Warkworth, North Newington, Broughton, Bloxham Grove, Wykham, Chacombe, Great Bourton, Williamscot, Adderbury, Bloxham, Lower Tadmarton, Cropredy, Upper Wardington, Wardington, Mollington

Nearest Train Stations

  • Banbury (0.1 miles)
  • Kings Sutton (0.5 miles)
  • Heyford (10.2 miles)
  • Tackley (12.7 miles)
  • Bicester North (13.6 miles)
  • Bicester Town (14.3 miles)
  • Charlbury (14.7 miles)
  • Finstock (15.5 miles)
  • Moreton-in-Marsh (16 miles)
  • Combe (Oxfordshire) (16.2 miles)

Wheelchair access: No

Updated 27 April 2018