David Oldfield

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MBACP - Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Available for new clients
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Sheffield S35 & Barnsley S74
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified integrative therapist, supervisor, and registered MBACP based in Barnsley/Sheffield, working face-to-face and online, with a full enhanced DBS check.

A naturally relaxed, warm, and reflective individual, I aim to provide non-judgemental, encouraging support, and to assist in exploring and moving forward with issues causing you difficulty.

I use an integrative approach that is predominantly relational and person-centred, and that draws from a range of theories, specialist skills, knowledge, and techniques, in an effort to be as flexible as possible to the needs of each particular individual, and which is expressed in a distinctly empathic, genuine, non-directive way of working.

I have worked as a counsellor for organisations within the charity sector, including Pathways Family Support, Sheffield Carers Centre, and Humankind Umbrella Early Intervention & Prevention Service, and I currently work as affiliate with Employee Assistance Programme's (EAP) along side working privately.

I have worked with clients experiencing issues including anxiety, depression, domestic abuse/violence, physical abuse, relationship issues, separation/divorce, trauma, anger, bereavement/grief and loss, bullying, stress and work-related stress, burnout, carer support, low self-confidence/self-esteem, health related issues and chronic illness, loneliness, life transitions, student counsellors in training.

There are many reasons why a person may seek counselling/therapy. In my experience, both personally and as a practitioner, I understand it isn’t always easy to take the first step or find the right therapist for your needs, so feel free to get in touch for an informal conversation where we can discuss any questions you may have, if counselling might be helpful for you, and to decide if we feel we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 3 Award in Education and Training - ongoing

Advanced Supervision Skills – Group Supervision 2023 (SPC Online Training Academy) 2023

Diploma in Clinical Supervision (SPC Online Training Academy) 2023

Rewind Technique (IARTT) 2023

Certificate of Proficiency (MBACP) 2021

Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (The Academy: SPACE, Sheffield) 2021

E-Counselling using telephone and Zoom 'Making the Transition to working online and via telephone' (The Academy: SPACE) 2020

Foundations of Counselling (The Academy: SPACE, Sheffield) 2017

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic illness/autoimmune disorders


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

£40 (per 50 minute session)

Concessions for low income/unemployed/student counsellors can be discussed.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I am currently working in-person and remotely, with various availability Monday to Friday. 

Remote sessions are hosted via Zoom. In-person sessions are currently held at Whet Wellbeing in Hoyland, Barnsley (close to J36 M1). 

For further information, please feel free to get in touch with me via email or telephone and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. 

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S35

Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S74

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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In person

Experienced therapist in private practice offering an integrative approach to individual and group clinical supervision.

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David Oldfield
David Oldfield