Oliver Wilford PG Dip. Counselling
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor predominately working using the skills of CBT, however I am aware of the uniqueness of each individual and so tailor my sessions to suit the needs of yourself pulling on other forms of therapy in an integrative manner to find the right solution for you according to your needs.
One of the biggest myths when seeking therapy is that it is a “sign of weakness”, however having the ability to recognise that something can be done, that change is needed is a great show of strength and courage and this could be your first steps toward positive change and recovery.
Feeling comfortable in opening up to friends and family can be difficult, often they will offer their own thoughts, feelings and solutions to your problems” come on this is no good for you, it’s time to get over this” or may even try to distract you by changing the subject or by making a joke of the situation and although at heart they may feel that this is in your best interests and that they are helping you it may not always be the case, sometimes all we want is to be able to talk somebody who will just listen and accept us for who we are.
My Goal is to provide you with an environment where you feel safe, secure and comfortable in the knowledge that I will not judge or view you in any shape or form, an environment free from distraction allowing you to talk openly without being interrupted and explore yourself to the deepest sense and to overall make the therapy a positive experience.
As a cognitive behavioural therapist I will help in guiding you to find your own solutions, however I’m aware that you are the more experienced when it comes to your issues so I like to work together as a team where we will go through your issues looking for ways of helping you in coming to terms with them and along the way we will look at skills and techniques that will help you in overcoming them.
This proven method is beneficial to you the client for when leaving our sessions you will be aware that the decisions you have come to are yours and that you now have skills and techniques that may allow you to cope with future issues should they arise.
I have gained a great deal of knowledge and experience working with children and young adults through my current employer as a school based counsellor with the Torfaen counselling service and also have many years’ experience counselling for the bereavement organisation CRUSE . I also have experience with the following:
- Male domestic abuse
- Self- Harm
- Low Self Esteem
- And many more
I adhere to the codes of Ethics of the BABCP and undertake regular supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
2014 Post Grad Dip Working with Children and Young People
2011 Higher National Diploma in Counselling
2009 Advanced Diploma in Counselling
2008 Advanced Certificate in Counselling
2007 Intermediate Certificate Counselling
- Cruse Bereavement - Awareness in Bereavement care
- Children in Wales - Risk and Resilience in Cyberspace
- Dyn Project - Working with men who experience domestic abuse
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
The first session can be the most important where you get a chance to get to know me and to decide if I am right for you, so a reduced charge of £ 35.00 is required,
Each 60 minute session thereafter will be charged at £40.00,
With payment required by cash at the beginning or end of each session.
My Practice is based in Cwmbran and offers easy access as well as off road parking and is covered by Professional Liability Insurance.
Maybe this is your first time of attending therapy, maybe you have a negative view toward counselling or you just feel unsure as to whether this is right for you, Experience has shown me how frightening taking this step can be so please feel free to contact me and you may discuss any issues or questions you have and can decide whether you feel overall I am suitable for your needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|