Oli Sylvester, MA Dip Couns (MBACP)
The Willows - Counselling Service
10 Borelli Yard
I believe that the only impossible journey is the one you never begin and that therapy can be an important stepping stone forward.
I provide both indoor and outdoor counselling sessions, and offer space for you to explore your experiences in a safe and supportive environment, to see things from new perspectives, to discover new meanings and build solutions to bring about positive change.
I have helped those battling with low mood & anxiety to find new ways of managing, those experiencing loss to find meaning, those having relationship issues to gain new perspectives, those struggling with their careers to gain greater clarity & confidence, and those feeling isolated to reconnect with themselves & others.
To get started all you need to do is call me on 07491 967230 or drop me email (email@example.com) to discuss your specific needs and arrange a time for your first appointment. It may feel a bit daunting at first but it really is that simple.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a post-graduate, BACP registered member with experience working in both general and youth counselling settings. My areas of specialist interest include anxiety, stress, loss, pain and life issues. I am also a member of Anxiety UK.
I hold the following qualifications:
- Co-founder of The Willows - Counselling Service in Farnham, Surrey
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
- Member of the Anxiety UK
- Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
- Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
I have experience working across a range of issues (both with young people and adults) including addiction, anxiety/stress, loss, family issues, depression, intimacy issues, self-esteem, loneliness, living with health issues, relationship issues, panic disorders, phobia, seasonal affective disorder and life changes.
I have participated in a broad range of counselling training courses in the following areas:
- Anxiety and depression
- Attachment and trauma
- Loss and bereavement
- Safeguarding and child protection
- Sex and sexuality
- Self harm and suicide
I have a broad background in mental health and have held a number of senior leadership roles in a variety of healthcare-focussed businesses. My background deeply informs my approach to therapy which draws upon humanistic, psychodynamic and solution-focussed modalities.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
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One-to-one counselling - £50 per session*
50 minute one-to-one counselling session with one of our professional therapists. The total number of therapy sessions you have depends on you. We will regularly review how you feel your therapy is progressing and how long you wish to continue. We would usually recommend weekly sessions.
Skype & telephone counselling - £50 per session
50 minute Skype or telephone counselling session with one of our professional therapists.
Walk & Talk counselling- £60 per session
50 minute outdoor session, instead of sitting in front of a counsellor in a traditional therapy room, the counselling session takes place outdoors walking side-by-side.
* If you are a new client there will be no charge for your first session.
I may be able to offer reduced fees depending on individual circumstances, please contact me for further details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Saturday (7am-10pm)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|