Olivia Seddon BA (Hons), Dip Couns, Registered Member MBACP
07543 045 208
Counselling offers a safe and supportive environment where you can explore whatever may be troubling you. I aim to provide a space where we can work together to reflect and try and make sense of what is going on for you at the moment, as well as help you find your way through this experience. You may be going through a specific experience, such as anxiety, depression, bereavement or loss, relationship issues or low self-esteem and self-confidence, or perhaps you don’t know what you are feeling, only that something isn’t right and you would like a change and someone to talk to. I strive to develop a warm and supportive environment where talking about what most concerns you is possible and many clients have commented that they feel able to do this from early on in their sessions. I welcome anyone regardless of whatever you may be experiencing and regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or cultural or religious background.
"Your kind nature and gentleness shone through from the start, which allowed me to quickly establish trust in our engagement..."
"Working with you has enabled me to take control again of my world and see and accept who I am and the impact my life experiences have had on my state of mind and mental health..."
"Olivia created a safe and supportive space for me to explore my anxieties and negative emotions. Her sensitive and intelligent responses to my issues enabled me to transform the way I think and feel. I am incredibly grateful for her experience and professionalism..."
What can I expect to see happening in me over the course of the counselling?
We can discuss what you are looking to gain from counselling when we first meet, however some common benefits of counselling that clients have said they have gained and that you could experience are:
- Feeling more relaxed and accepting of yourself and more comfortable in your own skin
- Having better confidence in your own judgement
- Being able to get better in touch with your feelings and express them
- Having new ways of managing, behaving, feeling and thinking
- Having a better sense of direction and what to do next
- Feeling more in control
- Increased coping mechanisms
- A reduction in the intensity of your feelings and initial difficulties
- A beneficial impact on your domestic, social and working life
- Feeling a sense of relief and release, like a weight has been lifted
How can I get started with counselling?
The best way forward would be to arrange an initial session, where we can explore your situation and also how I can help you. It’s also an opportunity for you to ask any questions about the counselling that you need to. From this session, you will get a sense of how I work and whether I am the right counsellor for you; I believe that the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor is incredibly important and so it is worth doing a bit of research to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with and who is a good fit for you and your needs.
Sessions last for fifty minutes and would ideally be at the same time each week. The number of sessions would depend on what you are looking to gain from counselling and also the issues that you would like to explore and this is something that we can discuss in the initial session.
If you have any questions before booking an initial session, then please feel free to get in touch by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phoning or texting 07543 045 208. I welcome all enquiries and will respond to all messages within twenty four hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered Member MBACP) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I hold a BA (Hons) degree in Person Centred Counselling from the University of Middlesex and a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in London.
I am experienced in supporting people with a range of issues including anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, stress control and work related issues. I also have further experience and training in supporting people experiencing loss, complicated grief and traumatic bereavement.
Outside of my private practice, I have experience of seeing clients at a bereavement service in South London. I also have experience of seeing clients at Shaw Trust, a not-for-profit organisation providing those at disadvantage in the community with a range of practical and emotional support.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£60 per fifty minute session (some concessions are available for students and longer term clients). Please feel free to ask about this when contacting me.
Counselling is fully confidential. However, if I had serious concern for your safety or the safety of another person, then statutory law and the BACP ethical framework would require me to breach confidentiality. I will always seek to discuss this with you first directly. We can talk about this more when contracting our work together in the initial session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Friday 8am-10pm
Types of client