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Heather Gowans Counselling 

A safe space for you

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” 

Carl Rogers


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A BIT ABOUT THERAPY from me and a client

One of the most important parts of counselling is the relationship between the client and the counsellor. I believe in counselling. I have had my own counselling. I practice in person-centered counselling. I will not tell you what to do but will listen and we will work together to help you get to where you want to be. A session will last 50 mins and is usually once a week but we can work out the correct frequency of sessions to suit you.

When I started seeing Heather I was tormented by past traumatic events. I felt vulnerable and
frightened. But my counselling sessions with her put me back in control. She couldn’t change what
had happened to me, but she challenged me to see things from a different perspective and that
helped me to manage the feelings and symptoms that I was experiencing. My counselling sessions
felt safe and comfortable, and I found that I could say things to Heather that I had never talked
about before. Each session was my time, I decided what I needed to face and Heather was there to
support me. After my last session with her, life felt full of possibilities again, my self esteem had
improved and I have been able to move forward.

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I offer long or short term therapy for adults. Working online means my clients can live anywhere and I can still support them. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, rape, child sexual abuse, bereavement, self-esteem issues, sexual assault, anger, shame, relationship problems and life changing illnesses.

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Counselling is powerful

A Happier, Healthier You

In our therapy sessions, we’ll work at your pace to tackle any issues you want to bring. It can be scary to talk about your issues but I will be there with you in a safe place.  Get in touch to book an appointment.

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Here For You

Are you feeling low? Have you suffered trauma or loss? Do you find it hard just to get out of bed? Have you lost someone close to you? Do you want to be a more confident person?

 Contact me today and let me help be the best version of you you can be you can be.


I am a qualified counsellor with a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and The Person-Centred Association (TPCA).  I abide by the BACP’s code of ethics.

I have gained my experience by working with Rape Crisis, Mind and Cruse Bereavement Charity.

I have also spent many year volunteering with the Samaritans.

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Phone 07980 928223

Banbury, Oxfordshire

Fees: Discounted first appointments

Ongoing £50

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