Oliver Williams, Professional Dip Therapeutic Counselling

Oliver Williams, Professional Dip Therapeutic Counselling

Southampton
Hampshire
SO15

Winchester
Hampshire
SO23

07968 174188

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Southampton
Hampshire
SO15

Winchester
Hampshire
SO23

07968 174188

About me

I offer professional psychological therapy and counselling at my practice in Winchester.

You can also meet me on Skype/ FaceTime or over the telephone.

Contact me now to arrange a free 30 min telephone consultation.

I can help you to:

  • Find the root of your anxiety, learn the warning signs and be free.
  • Work through relationship issues, heal from breakups and love open-heartedly.
  • Feel happier; understand and resolve your depression altogether.
  • Recover from physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
  • Manage your anger and frustration... and find peace.
  • Improve self-esteem, build your confidence and take control of important life changes.​

“… the curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I change.”
Carl Rogers, the founder of person-centred therapy.

Why does therapy work?

From your free e-book, How to choose a therapist & Why therapy works (see my website for details).

As a person-centred therapist I can offer you a climate of acceptance, where it is safe to disclose all of your thoughts and feelings. This includes negative experiences such as your regret, fear and shame as well as your excitement, love and happiness; it is a space where we can explore ‘all of you’ despite the fact that life makes it hard to ‘be’ all of you.

And so you find and develop your own resources; your courage, intelligence and self-love... with which you resolve your distress; your depression, anxiety and fear...

Because in a relationship defined by acceptance and arrived at by congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard… the self wants to actualise... this means you become more of your true-self and less of who you think you ‘should’ be.

In the therapeutic relationship you simply ‘are’ and the way your distress changes, along with the decisions you make and the way you live your life… because you change.

What is therapy?

I use two metaphors to explain therapy:

“Having a therapist is like having personal trainer who can believe in you, even when you can't... Instead of your body you exercise your ‘self’ or, your psyche… which then becomes more resilient, confident and agile.”

Or…​

“Having therapy is like going on a journey where you’re the driver and I’m the passenger; as your companion I’ll see things the way you do but also, I’ll see things you can't… as a passenger I have the space to look, both alongside you and on the outside looking in... and importantly, I’ll share what I see... we'll look closer together as and when you want to.”

Qualified, insured and registered

I carry full insurance, am a member of the BACP and 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 as well as employee assistance programmes.

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. ​​

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

  • £45 - in person at my practice in Winchester, UK.
  • £35 - Skype/ FaceTime or, over the telephone.​​

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.

Maps & Directions

Southampton, SO15
Winchester, SO23

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Winchester appointments. Weekday evenings: 4pm to 9pm. Saturdays: 9am to 5pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme