Richard Oliver - UKCP Accredited
Diss United Reformed Church
Diss Natural Health Clinic
36 Shelfanger Road
07956 418 601
I am an experienced counsellor having seen people for individual sessions for many years (since 2006). If we go ahead, our sessions will be weekly at the same time (for stability). Please expect us to work in a comfortable and private room to help you understand what is happening in your life.
I concentrate on helping adults who are experiencing any mental issue. I have worked with well-known conditions such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, and anger management. I note that a common theme that people bring is difficulties with relationships and I am accustomed to working with this. I also work with issues that start by being vague such as not knowing where I am going in life and not feeling content with life as it is.
When you make an enquiry by telephone or by email, please expect me to call you for a brief chat about your interest and when you can attend a first meeting. That first meeting allows us to introduce ourselves and to check that I am what you are looking for.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am UKCP Accredited (my reg no is 6158334) and I have 12 years of post-qualification experience.
Training in Oxford
I attended training at the Oxford School of Psychodrama and Integrative Psychotherapy. My trainers were Peter Haworth and Susie Taylor who are well-known and respected. I started training in 1998 and most of it was completed by 2003. I still had to run a weekly group and write my dissertation and this was achieved by 2006.
My training involved facilitating a weekly group with real patients to prove that I could professionally handle the issues that arise. I held an honorary contract for 3 years at a London hospital psychotherapy department (Mile End Hospital) where I ran a weekly group for out-patients. This included assessing patients as well as facilitating the group of 5-6 members with depression and anxiety.
Accreditation with UKCP
To help the public know who they can trust, UKCP set high standards for psychotherapists to be trained and experienced. They give their seal of approval to those who meet their standards. I received my UKCP registration (approval) in 2006.
From 2006 onwards, I have practised both individual work and group work. Many people have benefitted from my individual sessions after attending them for weeks or months according to what they need. Similarly, many people have attended my London group at Mind in Camden (it started in 2009) and now I work in Diss (South Norfolk).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
My rates are as follows:
£46 for each individual weekly session of 55 minutes.
I understand that you may need to cancel an appointment eg for holidays, I do not charge for cancelled sessions if I am given a week's notice.
I facilitate a weekly therapy group at a cost of £10 per session. This group is highly supportive and it may suit people who want to follow on after individual sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Mondays and Tuesdays are the best days with both daytime slots and evening slots. Wednesdays and Fridays are also possible with daytime slots.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I provide supervision for people working with adults with mental problems and general adult counselling.View supervision profile