Oliver Chadwick MBACP (Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling.
The majority of my career has been spent providing Counselling to NHS patients and I am experienced in working with young people, individuals, and couples. In addition to running a private clinic in Beverley, I am currently employed on an NHS training programme in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to provide therapeutic treatments to individuals experiencing anxiety and depression.
How I Work
I believe that a strong relationship built upon mutual trust and respect is fundamental to achieve a positive outcome in therapy. I aim to achieve this by listening to you with genuine interest and trying to understand your situation as best I can. By doing so, my intention is to support you in understanding your own difficulties with more clarity, making it easier to recognise how your feelings, thoughts and actions influence each other, and to identify what you need to feel able to manage your situation more effectively.
From my experience providing both Counselling and CBT within the NHS, I have accrued a great deal of knowledge and training in how to deliver support which has been proven to be most helpful for specific issues. I will seek to discuss with you what you hope to gain from therapy, and what will be the most effective way of helping you to achieve this. I am able to draw from different therapeutic styles in order to create an approach that is tailored around your current needs and personal preferences.
What to Expect
I believe that structure is important in any therapy. Therapy sessions are usually very short in relation to your entire week, therefore it's essential that we use our time as productively as possible. I will usually begin a session by asking if there is anything in particular that you would like to use our time for, or if there is anything specific that you would like to gain from the session. I might also have some ideas about how we can use our time together and we can negotiate how we do this.
I also believe that it's important to implement any learning or insight that you may gain from our sessions into your life outside the therapy room. After all, most people attend therapy because they want to change something. Sometimes that change comes about naturally, but sometimes it can take a bit of effort and practice. I can discuss with you how you might begin to put new things in to place, or perhaps try some different things in between our sessions and see if it helps.
I understand that everybody enters counselling at different points in their struggles. Some people want to understand more about how and why they feel like they do, whilst others seek to develop coping strategies and plans for the future. Whichever point you're at, we can discuss the best way to use our time together and design an approach which is unique to your personality and goals for therapy.
In order to discuss arranging sessions together, please send me a quick message outlining your preferred contact method via the link above and I will contact you at my next available opportunity.
Training, qualifications & experience
- York St John University – Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- York St John University – Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
- The Relate Federation – Certificate in Relationship Counselling
- York St John University – NHS Counselling for Depression (working towards qualification)
- The University Of Sheffield – NHS Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in High Intensity Interventions (CBT) (working towards qualification)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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Sessions are priced at £40 per 60-minutes for both individuals and couples.
How Many Sessions
Most courses of therapy last between 5-20 sessions and during our first session we can discuss the amount of sessions necessary for your therapy, and also how often you're able to attend. We can review this periodically to ensure that you receive the maximum benefit from our time together.
I hope that you have found my profile informative however, should you have any questions outstanding please feel free to contact me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Current availability: Thursday evenings, Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|