HEAR4U Oliver Pool MBACP BSc Psychology; PG Dip; MA Counselling

HEAR4U Oliver Pool MBACP BSc Psychology; PG Dip; MA Counselling

Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6

07767 268180

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About me

Welcome to my profile. My number one aim, passion and priority is to make a positive difference to your life. For me, counselling is a process that supports, empowers and facilitates well-being. A space that you can trust with no judgement or criticism for you to feel free to express and explore what’s important to you. I offer an empathic nurturing relationship so that you are supported to achieve your goals, whether it would be personal development and self-actualisation or to overcome distressing/traumatic events, thoughts or feelings. Attentively, I actively listen to you so I understand deeply, you and your lived experiences. I highly value your internal natural tendency for growth and development which is important to help resolve many issues such as depression and anxiety. Ultimately, I work in a way that is tailored and bespoke to you. Therefore my practice highly respects and welcomes your autonomy.

I suffer from a neuromuscular condition called SMA type II. I believe that my disability has allowed me to connect deeply with clients who have experienced injustice, judgment, and oppression in their lives. Also, to empathise with clients who have experience of being subjected to negative attitudes or stereotyping from others or society.

The most important thing to me is that you are comfortable when you are talking about personal and sensitive topics so that you are able to share without any felt consequences or regrets. If you feel that you would like to contact me to arrange a free assessment to see whether I’m the right person to help, then please do not hesitate to get in touch and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I have full indemnity insurance and have a current valid DBS enhanced certificate. (Used to be known as CRB check)

I offer online counselling to children, young adults, adults and older adults.

I offer telephone counselling to children, young adults, adults and older adults.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Psychology

Graduate certificate in Counselling skills

Post Graduate Diploma Counselling BACP Accredited

MA Counselling

I’m a BACP licensed qualified integrative counselling psychotherapist trained in person centred, CBT and psychodynamic approaches to therapy.

My previous experience working as a therapist was within the NHS primary and secondary services in Manchester working with depression, anxiety, relationships, bereavement and many other difficulties. Also, I worked at a charity in Reading providing counselling and play therapy for children and young people who are survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Additionally, I have worked at an IATP service in Southwest London working with patients living in the local area presenting a variety of different difficulties. I have experience of working with a wide range of presenting issues such as eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, job loss and many other issues.

I have experience with telephone counselling when I used to work on the helpline with the charity organisation No Panic who specialise in supporting individuals who suffer from anxiety-related conditions.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Disability and impairment
Depression
Anxiety
Relationship difficulties
Personal development

Wheelchair access and parking

Student mentoring

Photos & videos

  • BACP Registered
  • HEAR4U Counselling

Fees

Online counselling - £40 per session (50 minutes)


Telephone counselling - £40 per session (50 minutes)


Concession rates available (50 minutes) - counselling students, students, disabled and if you're in receipt of benefits/state pension


Further information

Also, I work in health and social care sector assisting young adults with physical impairments to employ their own care team to enable independent living to study at university. Having a diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy type II has enabled me to empathise on deep levels with clients from marginalised groups within society, particularly physical impairments. My research interests aim to contribute to fresh ways of transforming society to be more inclusive, equal and accessible for physically impaired individuals.

Maps & Directions

Maidenhead, SL6

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Full wheelchair access and parking

Availability

Monday - Friday 6pm-7pm, 7pm-8pm and 8pm-9pm appointments available Saturday and Sunday 11am - 6pm appointments available

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults