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About me


I'm an accredited counsellor with the National Counselling Service (NCS) Since qualifying at Post Graduate in 2012 I've accrued over 5000 face to face counselling hours, working with a variety of sectors. During these last 9 years, I've coupled my main role as a school based counsellor alongside my private practice allowing me to gain an abundance of knowledge and experience working with children, young people and adults.


Although initially CBT was my chosen model I found working as an integrative counsellor presented the most effective means for change. Offering the traits of Person Centred Therapy alongside the skills and techniques of CBT have been powerful in helping clients, particularly those suffering emotional issues such as anxiety, low self esteem or depression. I find CBT, not only offers us (client and counsellor) the opportunity for better interaction but also feel the teaching aspect, which enables you the opportunity to build your own coping mechanisms that you may take away with you, is particularly useful, especially when working with clients on a short-term basis.

Outdoor Counselling

Outdoor counselling is one of the newest additions to the therapy sector and is quickly becoming a popular alternative to traditional face to face counselling. It continues to offer all the great benefits that 1-1 counselling provides but allows you the opportunity to enjoy these whilst walking in nature. We can walk and talk whilst we explore any issues or concerns you may have or we can use what nature itself provides to help you gain a deeper understanding and as a means of addressing behavioural or mental health issues. Outdoor counselling allows a more relaxed environment with clients stating they feel more at ease in the non structured surroundings.  For more information please visit www.outdoortherapyandsupervision.com

Working with Children and young people

As a school based counsellor I have seen first hand the benefits of early intervention and understand how difficult or challenging it can be for them to open up and explore their concerns. Experience has shown that children and young adults autonomy or the opportunity for change tends to be far more restricted than adults making it more challenging to find positive methods of change. I help overcome this through guided discovery, empowerment, exploring coping techniques or strategies so they may deal with situations and emotions in a healthier manner.

Getting Started

Maybe this is your first time of attending therapy, maybe you have a negative view toward counselling or you just feel unsure as to whether this is right for you. Experience has shown me how frightening taking this step can be so please feel free to contact me and you may discuss any issues or questions you have and can decide whether you feel overall I am suitable for your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

2019 - Advanced Dip Consultative Supervision
2012 - Post Grad Dip Working with Children and Young People
2011 - Higher National Diploma in Counselling
2009 - Advanced Diploma in Counselling
2008 - Advanced Certificate in Counselling
2007 - Intermediate Certificate Counselling


  • Cruse Bereavement - Awareness in Bereavement care
  • Children in Wales- Designated Safeguarding officer-level 3
  • Children in Wales - Risk and Resilience in Cyberspace
  • Dyn Project - Working with men who experience domestic abuse

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy


One to one sessions £50.0 per hour.

Outdoor sessions £60.0 per 1.5hr session. Please get in touch for more info.

Supervision sessions £50.0 per hour

Group supervision and outdoor sessions can also be arranged.

Payment is required by cash or bank transfer at the beginning or end of each session.

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors


I am available to take on new clients.

Further information


Supervision seemed a natural progression and since qualifying in 2019 I have gained experience of working both one to one and group therapy, offered to a variety of professions. Currently, I am offering therapeutic, clinical and managerial supervision to counsellors, health professionals, management and the education sector. Trainees are also welcome.

Outdoor Supervision

Outdoor supervision offers a fantastic opportunity for growth and a deeper level of understanding. Using nature as a way of exploring issues or hurdles can be very powerful. The use of bridges, crossroads or forks in paths allow you to explore in a completely new and exciting manner. For more information please visit www.outdoortherapyandsupervision.com

I have an enhanced DBS check and adhere to the Codes and Ethics of the NCS and undertake regular supervision.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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 Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


During supervision my aim is create a safe, confidential place for you to explore any work related or client concerns.  Experience  After counselling for just over 10 years, primarily as a school based counsellor,  supervision seemed a natural progression for me.  Working in this sector, I've gained a sound understanding of the difficulties both children, young people and teaching staff regularly carry and have great knowledge and experience of child protection procedures as well as safeguarding concerns.        I have experience of working both one to one and group therapy, offered to a variety of professions.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Torfaen Counselling & Supervision - Oliver Wilford

Torfaen Counselling & Supervision - Oliver Wilford