David Oxley MA MBACP Accred UKRC
I am a Qualified and Experienced Counsellor and have been Accredited with BACP since 2000. I have a Counselling Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis and an MA in Mindfulness Psychotherapy Practice with the Karuna Institute (Core Process) in Devon.
Sometimes life’s demands and problems can feel overwhelming!!
Perhaps you wake with a sense of dread! Maybe you feel that life hasn't turned out how you had hoped… Are you're having a hard time at work or at home? Perhaps you find yourself repeating those same old patterns in relationship. Maybe you are caught in a cycle of addiction. Do you have angry outbursts or withdraw inside yourself? You may feel lonely and isolated, or are burdened with shyness.
I offer a safe supportive and contained space where you can bring what it is you find difficult. Being heard and welcomed for who you are can bring huge relief and help you to discover that what may appear as hopeless can also be a call from a deeper part of yourself.
I work holistically through an in depth mindful approach that brings awareness to the stories, thoughts and feelings you may have about yourself. Also just as importantly I can work with with you on how that is held defensively in the body. With the release of shock and trauma and a defensive contracted way of being in the world there is a movement toward expansion relaxation openness fluidity and expression.
Counselling and psychotherapy can offer a safe harbour where you can explore what is troubling you and holds you back from living your life more fully.
The aim of soul work is not adjustment to accepted norms or a statistical framework. The goal is a richly elaborated life connected to society and nature. The idea is not to be superficially adjusted, but to be profoundly connected in the heart."
If you'd like to get in touch, please do feel free to email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training / Qualifications
- MA Mindfullness Psychotherapy Practice (Core Process Karuna Institute) 2010
- Accredited Counsellor BACP since 2000
- Diploma Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling 1997
- Diploma in NLP
- PACTS post adoption counsellor training 1999
- Certificate in Counselling 1995
I have practised for 20 years in the private, voluntary and charitable Sectors. I have experience with a diverse range of clients. For 5 years I co ran a successful weekly Mens Group for Greenwich Mind in London. For another 5 years I was an Affiliate Counsellor for the Gambling Charity Gamcare.
Professional Organisational Membership
I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I have been accredited as a counsellor for 20 years
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adoption related issues