Olivia Laven-Morris, Dip., MBACP
It can sometimes be difficult to gain perspective on our lives or have our feelings acknowledged. In counselling I provide a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space in which you can explore pain, confusion and difficulty. I can help you explore feeling low or anxious and together we can draw out your innate resources to help you to cope. As an integrative counsellor I believe a good counselling relationship is the most significant factor, and I draw on a range of techniques to help you develop self-awareness and self-compassion:
We may look at how the past has impacted on your life, affecting relationships and contributing to repeating patterns. I particularly value looking at self-worth, self-esteem, past neglect and emotional and narcissistic abuse. We may look at how you are coping with transition, change, loss or a feeling of being 'stuck' and having trouble making decisions.
Whatever you are facing, please get in touch for a phone consultation to discuss your needs and availability ahead of arranging a session.
All sessions are currently taking place online.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background is in education and I have a strong interest in literature, music and the arts. I have years of experience working with young adults outside of counselling and through my training and understand the many challenges of this difficult life-stage. I particularly value looking at past neglect and emotional abuse and its enduring effects.
My experience includes NHS IAPT service and counselling with young people ages 18-25.
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
Sessions are £70 online and £80 face to face. I accept payment by bank transfer.