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Oliver Whitefield

Watford WD24 & Hemel Hempstead HP1
07883 848725 07883 848725

About me

Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone.

At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together.

My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear.

I can help you explore elements of your life that are unsatisfactory and work towards making changes and choices that are more true to who you are now.


Issues I work with include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Existential Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Phobia
  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • Low Self-esteem

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 2 CPCAB Certificate In Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 CPCAB Certificate In Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 CPCAB Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
  • Level 5 CPCAB Diploma In Psychotherapeutic Counselling

My training has made me familiar with a wide range of skills and interventions in therapeutic practice, and I have worked within the mental health industry in a variety of roles since 2014.

In my counselling work I have worked with a diverse range of clients from all walks of life, both in long-term and short-term therapeutic work.

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 and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Acknowledging the latest advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus I am currently offering therapy by phone or skype, as well as walking therapy where we are able to meet at a respectful distance and handle payments online.

Given the economic impact of the virus I am offering a reduced rate of £30 per session.

Further concessions are negotiable.

Further information

I offer a free 30-minute consultation in which you can experience how I work and we can explore whether we are suited to work together.

If for any reason we aren’t, I can support you to look at other therapists and forms of support that may be more appropriate for you.

Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP1

Watford
WD24

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Oliver Whitefield

Oliver Whitefield