Oliver Williams, Professional Dip Therapeutic Counselling
Hi I’m Oliver.
I believe we all have our own process of change. I work with empathy to support you and reflection (and challenge) to help you grow from distress.
I’m a professional person-centred therapist; I operate upon a clinically researched theory of approach.
Watch my short movie, The Dark Heart Therapy, to get a (dramatised) idea of what the therapeutic relationship feels like:
I am greatly experienced in supporting people through mental health problems and life challenges including (but not limited to) anxiety and work stress, general anxiety disorder, abuse and depression, divorce and loss...
I have worked for employee assistance programmes, an online digital service for children and young people and a domestic abuse agency.
I believe that when we experience distress our psyche is alerting us to something that needs to change. The therapeutic alliance provides the necessary conditions to make that psychological change possible.
I look forward to hearing from you and to us working together.
Qualified, insured and registered
I carry full insurance, am registered member of the BACP and I operate according to its ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.
I run a successful private practice in Winchester, and have worked as a therapist for a domestic abuse agency, employee assistance programmes and an online digital counselling service for children and young people.
My background is in education and care where I have gained extensive experience supporting people with severe and enduring complex mental health needs.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- £50 - in person at my practice in Winchester, UK.
- £40 - online (video call) & telephone counselling.
All one-to-one sessions 50 mins long.
Cancellations and concessions:
I require 2 days’ notice (48 hours) for cancellations in order for charges to be avoided.
I keep limited space for concessions because I know that psychological distress can result in lost or reduced income. Contact me and we'll talk it through.