Ventsi Vasev MNCS Acc, MBACP, BA (Hons)
7 Swinbourne Road
I am an Associate Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy No.730216 (BACP) and an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society No.VV00P02 (NCS). My private practice is located in Oxford with easy access from the Eastern By-Pass Road. (Find me)
I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy for individuals. I always want to make sure that my clients will benefit from my professional and non-judgmental service. I meet my clients in a warm and accepting environment, honouring each client as an individual.
I am trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. I also use a variety of methods including Solution Focused and Gestalt techniques, Person-centred therapy and Psychodynamic approach. I consider that every client is unique, my approach is tailored to fit each person's individual needs.
In 2004 I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Psychology. During my time at university I also completed certified courses in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy and Gestalt therapy. More recently, I have undertaken a two-year Diploma course in Counselling and Psychotherapy leading to accreditation as a counsellor by the National Counselling Society.
I have extensive practical and training experience in the areas of phobias, relationships, depression, anger management, traumas, etc.
I Specialise particularly in Gambling addiction, Video Games addiction and Internet addiction and I have achieved good results with clients who have been literally obsessed by their passion for Gambling and playing Video games. Therefore the methods in my work are informed by my practical experience.
During gambling games, people often misperceive their chances of winning due to a number of errors of thinking called cognitive distortions. For example, ‘near-misses’ seem to encourage further play, even though they are no different from any other loss. Gambling is a widespread activity: 73% of people in the UK report some gambling involvement in the past year (2010 British Gambling Prevalence Survey) and around 50% play games other than the National Lottery.
Video game addiction
Video game addiction result in personal, family, academic, financial, and occupational problems that are characteristic of other addictions. Impairments of real life relationships are disrupted as a result of excessive use of the Game. Those suffering from video game addiction spend more time in solitary seclusion, spend less time with real people in their lives, and are often viewed as socially awkward.
Internet addiction is described as an impulse control disorder, which does not involve use of an intoxicating drug and is very similar to pathological gambling. Some Internet users may develop an emotional attachment to on-line friends and activities they create on their computer screens. Internet addiction can be seen to be quite popular and common among young people, especially those who are only children.
The most common issues which I also see with my clients are: relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, eating disorders, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol problems. Please take a look at the other different areas of counselling which I deal with.
Often it can be difficult to talk to those close to you about your psychological issues, e.g. friends and immediate family members, as they often struggle to remain impartial. Sometimes support from a professional therapist is needed so that you can express yourself to someone who will not be shocked, overwhelmed or judgmental about what you have to say.
It can be surprising how valuable it can be to have a safe space where you can be helped to explore your own thoughts, responses, perceptions and feelings.
As a professional therapist and counsellor I can help you to find new possible models and ways of looking at and experiencing problematic emotions, relationships and situations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained in variety of counselling and psychotherapeutic modalities including:
- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Gestalt techniques
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychodynamic approach
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 5
BA (Hons) in Psychology
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
The initial consultation session is FREE (lasting approximately 30 min) with no obligation to continue. This initial assessment provides an opportunity for you to talk about your difficulties, and for you and I to decide whether counselling is the right step for you.
- Initial consultation session: FREE
- Subsequent sessions: £40 (lasting up to 50 min.)
- Concessionary prices are available upon request for the following groups - Students, Pensioners and Low-income earners/unemployed.
Payment is accepted by cash or cheque at the end of each counselling session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Types of client