About me

Counselling can be an opportunity to change your current situation and bring about positive transformation. Taking a leap of faith with this process can also lead to personal growth and reduce irrational thinking, stress and anxiety.

I offer a counselling space that provides much needed warmth, a non-judgemental, safe and confidential environment to look at these life issues. From my experience, I hold the view that you perhaps already have most of the resources you need.

I will work collaboratively with you to make sense of your world or to clarify issues you may be facing at your own pace. This will enable you to gain a deeper sense of your ‘self’ which could bring about positive change.

I have over 8 years counselling experience supporting people with – depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress, self-esteem, relationship issues, personality disorders, debt, work related issues, personal development, problems with drugs and alcohol, gambling and sex addictions.

I work in a non-directive way without judgement. The personal qualities I bring to my work are sensitivity, openness and warmth, as well as respect for others and their individual values and beliefs.

I am a qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor and I offer short- and long-term counselling to you. I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I hold counselling sessions in Walton-on-Thames offering a safe and confidential environment. I can also provide support online or over the telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Understanding & Working with Personality Disorder
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Certificate in Coaching Skills
  • Enhanced CRB checked

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £50 per 50 minutes Counselling session for individuals and a discounted fee for students, unwaged and/or low income earners.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I provide face to face counselling on Monday and Tuesday evenings. I offer online sessions Saturday mornings.

My practice is in Walton, a moment's walk from the station with free parking.

Further information

Telephone and On-line Counselling

I also offer therapy sessions by telephone, Zoom video conferencing and/or email. This can be a useful alternative if it is difficult for you to come in person. Some people are suited to this form of therapy and I conduct it in a practical and straightforward style. Clients who are unsure about telephone or video therapy have usually expressed surprise at how they were able to engage with therapy conducted through that means.

Walton-on-Thames
Surrey
KT12

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Oliver Kendall

Oliver Kendall