Colin Wels MBACP(Accred)
Is the relationship with your partner not what it used to be?
Is there an area of your life that is proving difficult or stressful?
Have you had a loss or trauma in your life and are finding it hard to cope?
Did you have difficulties in your childhood and are now finding that they are affecting you as an adult?
Does life seem dreary and you have lost your direction?
You could well find some positive improvements using counselling. I am a professionally qualified and experienced counsellor working in Oxford. I offer counselling for many issues, including relationship problems, depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, loss and bereavement, as well as regaining the positive aspects of life. I work with individuals and couples.
I believe that the most successful therapeutic relationship is one that is warm, accepting and genuine, with both client and counsellor working collaboratively on the clients issues. I will work with you in a non-judgemental, confidential and transparent way and I bring a broad range of counselling experience to the work - the breadth of this experience can be seen from the list below. I can offer a safe space for you to explore issues that are affecting you and your daily life. This safe space and time allows you to gain a greater understanding of your difficulties and to make sense of what is happening in your life.
As a person-centred counsellor, I offer both short term and long term therapy, and am happy to work over the phone.
As a life coach, I have been working since 2003 with individuals both privately and within organisations, and these clients have achieved some excellent results during the time I have been working with them. The issues have ranged from single events like giving a presentation or completing a book, to larger issues like changing career, improving performance or getting more out of life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person-centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
Certificate in Person-centred Couples Counselling (Counselling Works)
Certificate in Person-centred Supervision (Metanoia Institute)
Certificate in Integrative Counselling (Oxford FE College)
Certificate in Coaching (European Coaching Foundation)
Postgraduate Certificate in Emotional Education (Derby University)
I have provided counselling to a diverse client group for 8 years, and worked with Employee Assistance Programmes. I have been providing life coaching for the last 11 years both to individuals and to people within organisations.
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and I work within their ethical framework.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 for a 1 hour individual counselling session
£50 for a 1 hour couples counselling session
£40 for a 1 hour supervision session
Willing to work at a concessionary rate
I have a practice in West Oxford, with off-road parking and also close to the main bus route from Oxford.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My working times are 9:00am to 7:30pm weekdays, and in exceptional cases at the weekend.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a person centred counsellor with eight years of experience, and a person centred supervisor.