Lidia Veas

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BSc, Dip, MBACP
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Oxford OX4 & Abingdon OX14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I specialise in working with people who are struggling with emotional distress. You may feel that life is overwhelming, your relationships are challenging, or you're having difficulty tuning into your own needs and making decisions. You are not alone.

My approach

Reaching out can feel like a daunting step, especially if you are new to therapy. However, finding the right support can really help you navigate your challenges. In my practice, I prioritise creating a welcoming and nurturing environment where you can express yourself freely, without barriers, at your own pace. I want you to feel assured that our conversation remains strictly confidential and that there are no off-limits topics. You will find that I am entirely non-judgmental and respectful of whatever you share.

I employ a flexible approach using tools and interventions from different psychotherapy modalities that allow me to tailor each of our sessions to what’s more likely to benefit you given your unique circumstances and needs.

Drawing from my training and experience, I am here to guide you through each step of your journey. Together, we will delve deeper into your concerns, gaining valuable insights and a clearer understanding of your current situation. By exploring the impact of your past on the present, we will recognise and address unhelpful behavioural patterns that may be holding you back. Additionally, we’ll focus on healing from difficult experiences, broadening your perspective, and equipping you with new coping skills to self-regulate and promote healthier relationships with yourself and others. Ultimately, my goal is to empower you to develop greater self-esteem, assertiveness and lead a more authentic and fulfilling life. 

My practice is inclusive and trauma-informed. I understand the complex effects that traumatic experiences can have on us and our coping mechanisms. I integrate this understanding into every aspect of my work while prioritising your safety. I am deeply committed to inclusivity, valuing and honouring the diverse perspectives, backgrounds and experiences you will bring to the therapeutic process. 

I offer therapy in English and Spanish.

Frequency and Duration

We typically meet once a week for therapy sessions, although the frequency can be adjusted to suit your needs and schedule better. The duration of therapy varies depending on the complexity of your issues and your goals. Some specific issues may be resolved in a few sessions, while others deeper and long-standing challenges may benefit from a longer, open-ended approach. In either case, we work towards a mutual agreement on the ending. Throughout our sessions, I offer regular opportunities to review our progress. This allows you to reflect on your experiences in therapy and ensure that our sessions align with your agenda and preferences.

Training, qualifications & experience

Originally from Spain, I have a background in Communication Sciences. My own personal experience in therapy and its positive impact inspired me to pursue training as a therapist. Now, I feel privileged to offer others the same support that helped me through difficult times.

I am a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) trained practitioner who integrates different tools and interventions from diverse psychotherapy modalities such as Person-centred, Psychodynamic, CTB and Transactional Analysis (TA).

In addition to my core training, I am an IFS-informed therapist with specialised training in integrating elements of Internal Family Systems (IFS) into my practice. Through therapy, we explore and communicate with different parts of the mind to promote balance, self-awareness, and empowerment.

Alongside my private practice, I work for the Women’s Counselling Centre in Oxford, helping women of all ages with diverse presenting issues.

I have also gained valuable experience working within educational settings with Place2Be, where I provided therapy sessions for students. Drawing from this experience, I can integrate Play/Creative therapy to promote self-awareness and facilitate growth in our sessions.

  • Dip. Therapeutic Counselling
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency 
  • BSc (Hons) Communication Science, University of Seville.
  • Integrative Play and Creative Therapy (Place2be)
  • Internal Family Systems Treatment Program.

I’m passionate and committed to ongoing learning and professional development to equip me to offer you the best possible support. Some of my more recent CPD includes training in Working with Shame in Treatment with Trauma, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy).

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Decision-making difficulties
  • Identity issues
  • Life transitions

Fees

£45.00 - £60.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £60 per session as my standard rate. However, I offer reduced fees on a sliding scale for students and individuals in low-income households or experiencing financial difficulties.

I offer a free online initial meeting.

When I work

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Further information

I offer weekly and fortnightly therapy sessions worldwide online and in-person in Oxford and Abingdon

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

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

Additional languages

Spanish
Lidia Veas
Lidia Veas