Richard Oliver - UKCP Accredited
Canonbury Health Clinic
265 Upper Street
North London Group Therapy Centre
9 Manor Gardens
07956 418 601
Thank you for clicking on my profile, I want to start my reassuring you that I am here to help and support you through this difficult time. Whatever emotions, thoughts and feelings you are struggling to understand or deal with I will give you space and time to talk and be genuinely listened too.
I am very passionate about the work I do, I have a lot of experience of helping my clients to overcome their issues in both one to one sessions and also in group work.
One to One Sessions
This is where we can sit together, just you and I. You can talk to me without judgment in a safe, confidential and comfortable space. We work at your pace, and I will able to help you to start to understand what is happening, and teach you the tools to move forward. I have one to one sessions available on week days.
Group sessions suit people who want to work with me for a day in depth (rather than weekly) and who feel more comfortable working / speaking in part of a group rather than on a one to one basis. In the group sessions I use an approach called Psychodrama. This means we use dramatisation and role play to explore issues and gain insight into your life.
I provide presentations of my psychotherapy work to a public audience with my colleagues; these are taster sessions for people who want to see how a therapy group works. These are held in London, for more details please contact me.
I offer sessions of 55 minutes.
The entry phone of my London premises come straight through to me, so you don't need to explain your session to anyone else. My practice is also very conveniently located with bus stops right outside (4, 19, 30, 43) and just a 5 minute walk from Highbury & Islington Tube Stations and a 10 minute walk from Angel.
The front door of my Norwich premises leads straight through to reception where someone will show you to my room or, if early, show you where to wait.
Training, qualifications & experience
- UKCP Accredited
I qualified after 8 years of part-time training at the Oxford School of Psychodrama and Integrative Psychotherapy. I started training in Oxford in 1998 and I was accredited in 2006.
I held an honorary contract for 3 years at a London hospital psychotherapy department (Mile End) where I ran a weekly group for out-patients with a variety of mental problems.
Alongside my private practice and workshops I facilitate a therapy group for adults with mental problems at Mind in Camden; this group has met weekly since 2009 (the group is still going strong)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
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My rate is £50 for individual weekly sessions
£58 for couples in weekly sessions.
I understand that you may need to cancel an appointment, I do not charge for cancelled sessions if I am given over 24 hours notice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays: morning and afternoon and some evening sessions of a full hour
Types of client
Supervision & training
I provide supervision for people working with adults with mental problems and general adult counselling.View supervision profile