Philippa Oliver-Dee BA(Hons) MBACP(Accredited)
As an experienced counsellor, I offer a nurturing environment where you will be listened to, valued and accepted as you work through issues. In the important client-counsellor relationship my aim is that you experience empathy and authenticity during the counselling journey. This creates a safe environment where issues can be worked through without fear of judgement.
I am an integrative counsellor which means I use a range of counselling approaches. This will enable counselling to be suitable to you as an individual, the issues you want to focus on and the goals you want to work towards.
Perhaps sometimes you struggle with negative self-beliefs, such as ‘I’m a failure’, or ‘I’m not good enough’. Counselling can help you understand how your thoughts, beliefs, emotions, choices and behaviour all impact on each other and how this is lived out in your everyday life. Gaining this self-awareness can help overcome controlling negative self-beliefs and open up new choices and new approaches to life issues.
Do you ever say to yourself, ‘Why do I always react like that’, ‘Why do I always feel so bad about myself’, ‘Why do I always say things like that’ or ‘I feel so isolated’. Through counselling you can develop self-awareness by reflecting on and exploring aspects of your development as a person and your relationships. This can give you a greater sense of self-understanding by helping you to uncover buried aspects of yourself which cause you to feel and act the way you do. Once you gain this self-understanding you can then work on developing reactions and responses that are understood and desired.
This therapeutic process seeks to promote a growing sense of self, aiming for you to recognize you own needs and be more assertive in stating and fulfilling them, while acknowledging others needs also.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA(Hons) Counselling and Theology (BACP accredited course) -2012
Registered Midwife (The Royal London, St. Bartholomews and Newham Hospitals)
Registered Nurse (The Royal London Hospital)
Continual Professional Development and Training:
I am committed to ongoing development as a counsellor. This has included further training regarding: emotional regulation and resilience, addictions, eating disorders, personality disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety and working with suicidal clients; challenging behaviour and conflict resolution.
Solution Focused Training
Creative Gestalt Training
Regular advanced safeguarding training.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Christian spiritual accompanying
- Close relationship conflict and/or abuse
- Spiritual formation
- Cross-cultural counselling
Other Therapies offered (besides those listed below)
- Creative therapy: using a range of interventions including toys, pictures, creative writing, drawing, painting.
Self-Awareness Through Creativity Workshop: Individuals / Groups
- Each session is 90 minutes and is designed to run for 4 weeks.
Location of workshops:-Individuals at counselling room.
- Groups at client workplace or agreed community setting booked by clients.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
Fee per hour:
Payment for the first and last session required at the first session. Payment then continues weekly from the second session until the last session which you will already have paid for.
Six session block booking available at £220 - payable at first session. (Individual therapy)
Self-awareness Through Creativity Workshop:
Group members (at least 4 members) £30 each per 90 minute session
Individuals: £65 per 90 minute session
I adhere to the BACP Ethics and Principles for good practise framework.
I attend regular supervision to support a high standard of counselling service.
I have enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) clearance.
"Philippa came highly recommended to me and now I can see why! Her friendly and calming manner put me at ease and gave me a space to talk about difficult emotions and experiences. Together, we worked through my goals and Philippa's guidance and reflections enabled me to develop a greater understanding of myself. I have finished feeling happier, more confident and more aware of who I am. I would certainly recommend her!!"
"I would recommend Philippa as a counsellor - she is friendly, empathic, supportive and has encouraged me to recognise the significance of losses that occurred during my early life which has given me a greater understanding of myself."
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client