David Oxley MA MBACP Accred UKRC
19 Richmond Road
Plymouth Nat Health & Healing Centre
175 Outland Road
I am a Qualified and Experienced Counsellor and have been Accredited with BACP since 2000. I have a Counselling Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis and an MA in Mindfulness Psychotherapy Practice with the Karuna Institute (Core Process) in Devon.
Sometimes life’s demands and problems can feel overwhelming!!
Perhaps you wake with a sense of dread! Maybe you feel that life hasn't turned out how you had hoped… Are you're having a hard time at work or at home? Perhaps you find yourself repeating those same old patterns in relationship. Maybe you are caught in a cycle of addiction. Do you have angry outbursts or withdraw inside yourself? You may feel lonely and isolated, or are burdened with shyness.
I offer a safe supportive and contained space where you can bring what it is you find difficult. Being heard and welcomed for who you are can bring huge relief and help you to discover that what may appear as hopeless can also be a call from a deeper part of yourself.
I work holistically through an in depth mindful approach that brings awareness to the stories, thoughts and feelings you may have about yourself. Also just as importantly I can work with with you on how that is held defensively in the body. With the release of shock and trauma and a defensive contracted way of being in the world there is a movement toward expansion relaxation openness fluidity and expression.
Counselling and psychotherapy can offer a safe harbour where you can explore what is troubling you and holds you back from living your life more fully.
The aim of soul work is not adjustment to accepted norms or a statistical framework. The goal is a richly elaborated life connected to society and nature. The idea is not to be superficially adjusted, but to be profoundly connected in the heart."
Training, qualifications & experience
Training / Qualifications
MA Mindfullness Psychotherapy Practice (Core Process Karua Institute) 2010
Accredited Counsellor BACP since 2000
Diploma Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling 1997
Dilpoma in NLP
PACTS post adoption counsellor training 1999
Certificate in Counselling 1995
I have practised for 20 years in the private, voluntary and charitable Sectors. I have experience with a diverse range of clients. For 5 years I co ran a successful weekly Mens Group for Greenwich Mind in London. For another 5 years I was an Affiliate Counsellor for the Gambling Charity Gamcare.
Professional Organisational Membership
I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I have been accredited as a counsellor for 17 years
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adoption related issues
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
Concessions maybe available. Please ask if cost is an issue.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday. I will reply to all enquiries within 24 hours and can usually arrange an appointment within a few days.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|