Aki Olver

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Accredited UKCP; Registered Member MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Seeking therapy and opening-up to someone may feel daunting, but once you have taken this first step, it can provide a supportive and safe space which is different from the rest of your life. Together we can explore what may be hindering you and bring new perspectives, leading to a new chapter.  

You may be struggling with a particular issue or feelings of being stuck, repeating past unhelpful patterns. I work primarily as an existential therapist, namely I am interested in how you see yourself in the world, in your relationships with others and what it means to be you. Therapy does not seek to treat or cure your difficulties but together we can deepen your understanding of yourself and become open to new possibilities. Gaining insight into your life and making small shifts can bring about surprising change. 

Prior to my psychotherapy training, I studied Social Anthropology and worked in the financial and charity sectors. Having grown up in different parts of the world, I am familiar with cultural diversity. Alongside my private practice, I work for a community-based counselling service with both adults and young people, and also as a counsellor for an NHS health centre. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Certificate Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • MA Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • Post Graduate Diploma Existential Psychotherapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

I provide a free 30 minute initial session online. 

Thereafter, I charge £60 per 50 minute session.

I am able to offer a limited number of concessions for students.

Further information

I work with adults both in person and online. Short or long-term. 

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Aki Olver
Aki Olver