Keith Oulton

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BA (Hons) Applied Psychology. MA (psych) UKCP & BACP Accred
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Brampton, Cumbria, CA8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I help people (adults, young people, couples, families) sort out the issues that are causing them difficulty/concern. These may include mental health difficulties, anxiety, self esteem, relationship difficulties, anger management, issues related to trauma, disability and pain management, employment issues and stress management. feeling unable to cope or overwhelmed.

I use my skills and experience as a therapist to help you find a solution that helps resolve the difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

I bring over 30 years experience of providing high quality therapy services. I am a fully trained child, adult, family and couples therapist.

  • I am accredited and registered with both BACP & UKCP.
  • I have training to Masters level in Psychology and still hold Chartered Psychologist Status in Ireland.
  • I have additional professional training and qualifications as a  Systemic Family Therapist, a trauma therapist and a solution focused therapist.
  • I have Post Graduate diplomas in Narrative therapy, Social and vocational rehabilitation and  Supervision.
  • I hold the European Certificate in Psychotherapy.
  • I have further training in a number of different areas including counselling for depression. Managing chronic health conditions and working with loss and Grief.
  • I have Published articles and presented my work at conferences in UK, Ireland, Canada and Japan.

In my career to date, I have set up counselling services, managed government counselling services and worked as a trauma therapist for adults who experienced sexual abuse. I also worked as a therapist and manager in disability services. Since moving to the UK I have worked as a therapist in a hospice, in the NHS and as a senior therapist and manager in a sexual trauma centre. I also work as a Supervisor of other therapists.

If we work together, I will work to assist you to find solutions/understandings to the problems that brought you to therapy. Our work together would be focused on allowing you to develop understandings, skills and solutions that help you move forward with your life in the way you want to. Because I have extensive training in different modalities I am able to work in a way that best fits with you and your needs.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

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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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • chronic pain
  • disability and life limiting conditions
  • general health issues
  • end of life


£54.00 per session

Additional information

Therapy - £54 per hour 

Supervision - £54 per hour

When I work

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Further information

I have recently published my work with trauma in the July 2023 edition of Context (family therapy) and Sept 2023  Issue of Therapy Today. (BACP)

Oulton. K., & Saunders A.(2023) Conversations about cat Superpowers:  Inviting clients with trauma histories into a reflective therapeutic space. How sharing clinical notes allows clients to increase their wellbeing. A tale of 24 sessions. Context. 188. 38-39

Oulton. K & Saunders A. (2023) Helping Ariel Notice other stories. Therapy Today. Sept. Issue 7. vol 32. 32-35.

Brampton, Cumbria, CA8

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I do not have a bathroom available to clients. The therapy room is physically accessible though there is an incline at the entrance and the there is a slight lip on the door.

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In person

I am a Supervisor who encourages and supports supervisees in their practice and facilitates reflection. I work with experienced and novice therapists.

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