I am an accredited Counsellor and CBT Therapist currently employed within the NHS and I run a small private practice named Valued Living, situated across the historic towns of Beverley and York.
From my experience as both a Counsellor and CBT Therapist within the NHS, private market and charitable sectors, I have developed a comprehensive understanding of what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to helping people address their emotional difficulties. I designed Valued Living to provide a service where the quality and professionalism of the NHS meets the creativity and flexibility of the private market, and I have been lucky enough to be joined by other local professionals who share this vision.
Our mission at Valued Living is to bring clinical excellence to the private market. Our team consists of experienced and accredited practitioners who are employed within the NHS, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of service. As professionals, we recognise the importance of following the scientific evidence to ensure that the therapy we provide is the most effective for your difficulties, guaranteeing value for money.
Because we know what works and we’re not restricted by the limitations that you experience within funded services such as the NHS or charitable sectors, we’re able to design an approach which is comprehensive enough to meet your needs. We don’t place a limit on the number of sessions that you receive, we try to keep our waiting list as short as possible, and we can be flexible regarding the frequency of your sessions to suit your emotional and financial circumstances.
We know that it can be difficult to decide which type of therapy is going to be right for you. We can make this process easier by offering an initial consultation to discuss the issues that you would like to address in your therapy, and inform you which will be the most helpful therapy moving forward.
We offer a range of talking therapies to suit your needs, whether you’re struggling to manage your emotions or would simply like to improve your life and relationships.
We’re particularly interested in meeting the needs of our community that are inadequately funded by local services. We aim to fill these gaps, including the distress caused by traumatic events, that you may find difficult to access support for. Whilst we acknowledge that paying privately for this type of support is not ideal, we aim to make this worthwhile by ensuring that you receive a professional evidence-based service that is tailored respectively to your financial circumstances.
Please feel free to contact myself directly via the link above, or else you can visit the Valued Living website for more information: http://www.valuedliving.co.uk
Oliver Chadwick – BACP Accredited Counsellor and BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist
Trish Lythgoe – BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Caroline Lumley – BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist and NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse
Joanna Kitchen – Qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
To find out more information about our practitioners, you can visit our ‘Meet The Team’ page at www.valuedliving.co.uk/meet-the-team
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
- The University Of Sheffield – Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
(Optional) Initial Consultation - £35
Guided Self-Help - £35 per session
Counselling - £55 per session
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy - £55 per session
Couples Therapy - £60 per session
EMDR Therapy - £75 per session
For more information about each therapy and other booking information please visit our 'Services' page at www.valuedliving.co.uk/services
We look forward to hearing from you.