Olivia Osborne, Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP, MBPsS)
I am a BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist offering private therapy from comfortable rooms in London SW11. My work is underpinned by an integrative and relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy.
As an integrative practitioner, I am able to draw on my knowledge of humanistic, existential, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural (CBT) approaches to help reduce psychological distress and to enhance psychological well-being. I believe in an openness of practice and tailoring my approach to the unique and individual needs of the client. I work collaboratively with you to ascertain which way of working best suits your current needs.
As a relational practitioner, I value the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a healing process. At the heart of my practice is a commitment to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can feel able to explore your difficulties in depth and where you can begin to increase your self-understanding in order to bring change and possibility.
As a registered member of the BACP I adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). My training and clinical experience spans counselling psychology and psychotherapy. I have worked within various third sector and NHS mental health services, and I have particular experience working with anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement, ADHD, gambling addiction, relationship issues and maternal mental health.
I am currently in the final stages of doctoral training to become a BPS accredited Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have completed the taught and clinical components of this PsychD programme at the University of Roehampton, with the doctoral research study remaining. This is due to be completed end of 2020.
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
To help you take the next step on your journey, I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation. This is an opportunity for you to tell me about your particular difficulties and the areas in your life you want to change. It is also an opportunity for us both to ask any questions to help us determine if we are the best fit for each other.
Sessions are 50 minutes in length and are charged as follows:
London SW11: £70
Unfortunately, I am currently unable to offer any concessions on this fee.
Payment to be made by electronic transfer 48 hours in advance of any scheduled sessions, bank details will be provided on request.
Current availability: Online/Telephone - varying times between Monday and Saturday
I offer both short-term counselling and longer term psychotherapy depending on your individual needs and circumstances.