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The Paloma Centre, Banbury Psychotherapy & Counselling Centre

Updated on November 7, 2014

The Paloma Centre, Banbury psychotherapy and counselling centre

The aim of The Paloma Centre is to help clients find their own way of living their life in a more complete, satisfying and resourceful manner through the use of a variety of life enhancing and performance improving therapies including psychotherapy and counselling.

The Paloma Centre is a personal growth and therapy centre which provides an holistic approach to emotional healing and personal development. We use aspects of person-centred therapies such as Counselling and mindfulness aligned with hypnosis, EFT and Life Coaching techniques where appropriate. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is also practised and is much in demand.

Keeping abreast of developments in therapy we have added Meridian Energy Therapies to the Practice and updated our CBT expertise with the addition of techniques taken from the latest developments in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for treating anxiety, depression and stress..

Want to know more? Why not visit our website at or call David on 01295 812138.

From the horses mouth - Psychotherapy in Banbury

The Paloma Centre in Banbury

How can it help me?

Whether you need help in overcoming a current concern, just want to feel better about yourself or simply want to get more out of life as a person, The Paloma Centre has the Counselling, Coaching and personal therapy support systems to help you.

The Paloma Centre focus's on reconciling issues that are in some manner limiting the individuals enjoyment of life. Whether the issues are rooted in the past and leading to anxiety or unwanted habits or behaviour patterns in the present, or tensions and stress arising from current circumstances that the individual needs help with understanding and resolving in order to move forward in life, we help them to become more at ease with themselves and the world around them.">

Therapy designed specifically for you can help you to...

Stop Smoking, overcome Lack of Confidence, Anxiety and Depression, conquer Fear of Flying, Eating Disorders and your Fears and Phobias.

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About Counselling

The Paloma Centre - what happens at a consultation?

While The Paloma Centre will accept referrals from Commercial concerns, General Practitioners and other medical professionals both within the National Health Service and Private Practice, the majority of clients are individuals who make contact having made a decision that they should "do something" about a particular issue that concerns them.

Initial Consultation

The first consultation is normally reserved for a detailed discussion of the issue of concern and of gathering whatever information is relevant about the client and the history of the presenting issue. In return the therapist will fully brief the client on any proposed therapy and its implications and provide an estimate to the client of its duration and likely cost. The therapist will explain what he will require the client to do over this period and satisfy any questions that the client may have with any aspect of the ongoing relationship. If hypnosis is to be used at any point the therapist will use this opportunity to fully explain, and possibly demonstrate, all aspects of this relaxing therapy.

Subsequent Consultations

The therapist will have drawn up a plan for completing the therapy within the agreed time and will now begin to implement that plan. The plan, in addition to the fixed meetings, may include "homework" tasks for the client such as keeping records of behaviour or changes, or listening to therapy tapes to supplement the fixed sessions. The client's commitment to undertaking these tasks is essential to the successful outcome of the programme.

Once the agreed number of sessions is complete the therapist will review the current position with the client and the client can then decide whether or not there is any requirement for extending the programme. The decision is entirely with the client. The therapeutic process is entirely voluntary on the client's part and will cease whenever the client wishes.

Before any therapy is undertaken the therapist will clarify to the client the understanding on which therapy will take place including the methods, duration and confidentiality of the process.

CBT - a practical therapy for the here and now

Professional Practice Guidelines at The Paloma Centre

Counsellors and Therapists employed at The Paloma Centre will:

abide by a Code of Ethics set out by their professional Governing Body and be suitably insured for their practice

be professionally trained and will be committed to maintaining their professional expertise through a Continuous Professional Development programme

have regular and appropriate professional case load supervision and consultative support as directed by the requirements of their professional body.

The client will at all times be treated with respect and discretion and the whole relationship will be treated as confidential as explained by the Counsellor or Therapist at the Initial Consultation.

The Paloma Centre believes in a society whereby no-one need feel isolated or overwhelmed by life when professional, positive, supportive assistance is available.

More about Hypnotherapy in Banbury

Alzheimer's Care at The Paloma Centre

Here at The Paloma Centre we have a special interest in the support of people living with Dementia and their family support groups.

Recent research conducted by Dr Daniel Nightingale, Senior Dementia Consultant for Southern Cross Healthcare in conjunction with the Division of Clinical Psychology at Liverpool University has shown that hypno-psychotherapy can be effective in improving the quality of life for Alzheimer patients in seven main areas: Concentration on daily tasks; Relaxation, thus reducing anxiety which is a common feature; Motivation, thus tending to avoid depressive conditions; Undertaking daily activities and keeping active; Immediate memory retention; Memory for significant life events and Socialisation thereby avoiding the tendency for self-isolation.

Further research was conducted a year later to measure the longevity and continuing efficacy of the original therapy and it was found that in all cases the effects were still present and in some cases had continued to improve without further therapeutic intervention.

David Dove has been trained by Dr. Nightingale, who is one of the originators of the research and co-author on the definitive paper on this subject, in best practice in the use of Hypno-Psychotherapy with people living with Dementia. This training was conducted in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Society and the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy

Armed Forces and Emergency Services Discount

To recognise, and to show support for, the outstanding work done by our armed forces in impossible circumstances all over the world there is a discounted fixed price for all serving (and ex) personnel showing I.D. This is extended to our emergency services for similar reasons.

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The Paloma Centre.

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      now, we know where to go if we need help. thanks for sharing.

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      theangusmcleod 10 years ago

      David is integrity and professionalism personified - you cannot do better!