Natasha Humphries Counselling

It's ok to not be ok, we all need help sometimes.

Hello, I'm Natasha and welcome to my website.

With over 12 years' experience working with adults and young people in the public sector, and with little mental health support readily available, I decided to pursue a career in counselling.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor, which essentially means I have a toolkit of different techniques and experiences I can draw upon in our sessions, depending on your needs. The different modalities I have trained in are; Person-Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis - if you wanted to know.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Ethical Framework; a code of conduct for professional standards in my work. Registration is important as it assures you that I am appropriately trained. I receive regular clinical supervision as required by all counsellors and engage in on-going professional development.

I hold professional liability insurance and I have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate (previously known as the Criminal Records Bureau Service).

My Approach

Everyone is different and counselling is not a 'one size fits all' approach which is why I trained to be an integrative counsellor. Sometimes in life we feel out of control, lonely, stuck, struggle to cope, repeat destructive patterns, wonder why we're in the same situation again.

You don't have to be 'mentally ill' to need or benefit from counselling. It can help with developing self-awareness, improving relationships and making better informed decisions.

I offer honesty, confidentiality, a space to talk, be heard and understood. Counselling can be difficult and challenging but I will be alongside you every step of the way. Through our relationship I want to help you unravel your thoughts and feelings, but I won't give you answers or advice. I ask for commitment and a willingness to challenge yourself but I also ask for self-compassion; it may be bumpy.

What areas can I help with?

I have experience working with clients from different age groups and backgrounds in areas including;


Military life

Identity (including gender)




Self confidence

Sexual abuse

Self harm

Personal and professional relationships

Through our relationship, recognising your inner strength and getting to know yourself better, I hope to help you clarify your thoughts and feelings to move forward and heal in a more positive way. Please get in touch to arrange an initial consultation.

Initial Consultation

A free 30 minute initial consultation will give you the opportunity to talk with me and decide if we can work together before embarking on more sessions. I only offer one-to-one counselling to over 18s.

We will discuss how we might work together, what your needs and hopes of counselling are (if you know them!) and what might be helpful for you.

It is really important to find a Counsellor you feel comfortable with, as the relationship you develop will ensure you feel safe enough to explore your inner thoughts and feelings.

Sessions & Fees

Sessions last 50 minutes, usually taking place at the same time every week. These can be either face-to-face or online at a cost of £55 per session.

Some clients need short term counselling, whilst others need longer term, this is something we can review together to see what's working for you. You are not obliged to commit to a specific number of sessions and counselling often comes to a natural end, but what I do ask is that if you would like to end at any point, we are able to have a closing session to complete the work.

If you are unable to attend a session, please let me know as soon as possible. 48 hours' notice would be helpful but I know this is not always possible. If a session is cancelled with 48 hours' notice, then I ask for half the session fee. If a session is cancelled within 24 hours' notice, I ask for full payment.

This space is reserved for you only so I hope you understand that I am trying to be fair. I will give as much notice in advance, should I need to cancel a session or take holidays.

Payment is due in advance of the session.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need counselling?

Perhaps you are trying to figure out if you need counselling or ‘just having a tough time’. If you are struggling to cope with everyday life, feeling down a lot, stuck in a rut or finding yourself repeating the same situation and nothing is changing, then counselling may be a way forward.

Why do I need a counsellor?

Seeing someone for mental health support is just as important as seeing a doctor if you have physical pain. A counsellor has no emotional link to you, which for example a friend or family member may have. Counsellors offer a non-judgemental environment and don’t give you their opinions. You may feel you would be burdening a friend or family member if you share your concerns with them or ‘they have enough on their plate’. Perhaps you’re feeling lonely and isolated and no-one would care anyway. Counselling gives you the time and space to talk about YOU and YOUR concerns, without everyone else’s input

What will happen in the first session?

In the consultation, we will discuss things such as: any previous experience of counselling, what helped or what was ineffective, what has brought you to counselling, any risks I need to be aware of, confidentiality, what I can and can’t offer you and explore what might be helpful for you. Over time, it might become apparent that what you initially sought counselling for, is different to what you need several sessions in.

How long will it take?

Counselling sessions are led by you. We will regularly review the process and see what is working for you or what isn’t and explore any new insights that have come out from the work. Sometimes clients need fewer sessions, others need long term counselling. This can depend on a number of factors: age when the trauma happened, how it is affecting your life currently, openness of client, what you want to achieve, complexity of the issue, past events or triggers that may come up and financial constraints. Counselling often comes to a natural ending. You may identify when patterns no longer repeat themselves, you may start to notice changes in your life and you are managing to cope better.

My Location

I am located at OTS- Witney Therapy Centre in Witney town centre.

The Witney Therapy Centre

2a Corn Street



OX28 6BL

(above Sue Ryder Care)

I am available for face-to-face sessions on Monday or Tuesday daytime and online sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please email me directly if there are no available times on the consultation calendar, I may have more flexible times than those specified.

Get in touch

Please book a free 30 minute initial consultation slot on the calendar or email me using my secure contact form. Please provide a telephone number or email address and I can then call you or send a Zoom link.

All enquiries are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential.

If you are in crisis and are unable to reach me out of session, please contact your GP. Other sources such as The Samaritans can provide confidential support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call them on 116 123.

©Natasha Humphries

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