Olivia Seddon BA (Hons), Dip Couns, Registered Member MBACP
07543 045 208
Hello, my name is Olivia and I am a counsellor working in private practice in Oxford Circus. I can offer short term or long term therapy, depending on your needs, for a wide range of issues. If you are interested to learn more about counselling, or to meet for sessions, then please see below (or feel free to refer to my website). I welcome all enquiries.
As a counsellor, I offer a safe and supportive environment where you can explore whatever may be troubling you. I aim to provide a space where we can work together to reflect and try and make sense of what is going on for you at the moment, as well as help you find your way through this experience. You may be going through a specific experience, such as anxiety, depression, bereavement or loss, a trauma, relationship issues or low self-esteem and self-confidence, or perhaps you don’t know what you are feeling, only that something isn’t right and you would like a change and someone to talk to. I strive to develop a warm environment and equal relationship where talking about what most concerns you is possible and many clients have commented that they feel able to do this from early on in their sessions. I welcome anyone regardless of whatever you may be experiencing and regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or cultural or religious background.
What can I expect to see happening in me over the course of the counselling?
If you have never experienced therapy before, it is usual that you may feel unsure about what to expect. Some common benefits of counselling that clients have said they have gained and that you could experience are:
- Feeling more relaxed and accepting of yourself and more comfortable in your own skin
- Having better confidence in your own judgement
- Being able to get better in touch with your feelings and express them
- Having new ways of managing, behaving, feeling and thinking
- Having a better sense of direction and what to do next
- Feeling more in control
- Increased coping mechanisms
- A reduction in the intensity of your feelings and initial difficulties
- A beneficial impact on your domestic, social and working life
- Feeling a sense of relief and release, like a weight has been lifted
“Your kind nature and gentleness shone through from the start, which allowed me to quickly establish trust in our engagement...”
"Working with you has enabled me to take control again of my world and see and accept who I am and the impact my life experiences have had on my state of mind and mental health..."
"Olivia created a safe and supportive space for me to explore my anxieties and negative emotions. Her sensitive and intelligent responses to my issues allowed to transform the way I think and feel. I am incredibly grateful for her experience and professionalism..."
Please feel free to refer to my website for further information and testimonials: www.oliviaseddoncounselling.co.uk
How can I get started with counselling?
The best way forward would be to arrange an initial session, where we can explore your situation and also how I can help you. From this session, you will get a sense of how I work and whether you feel I am the right counsellor for you; I believe that the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor is incredibly important and so it is worth doing a bit of research to find a counsellor who you feel comfortable with and who is a good fit for you and your needs.
If you would like to book an initial session, or have any questions before doing so, then please feel free to get in touch by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phoning or texting 07543 045 208. I welcome all enquiries and will respond to you within twenty four hours. I also offer a free phone consultation before this where you can ask any questions that you may have before meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered Member MBACP) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I hold a BA (Hons) degree in Person Centred Counselling from the University of Middlesex and a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in London.
I am experienced in supporting people with a range of issues including anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, stress control and work related issues. I also have further experience and training in supporting people experiencing loss, complicated grief and traumatic bereavement.
Outside of my private practice, I have experience of seeing clients at a bereavement service in South London. I also have experience of seeing clients at Shaw Trust, a not-for-profit organisation providing those at disadvantage in the community with a range of practical and emotional support.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
£60 per fifty minute session (some concessions are available for counselling students and longer term clients). Please feel free to ask about this when contacting me.
Counselling is fully confidential. However, if I had serious concern for your safety or the safety of another person, then statutory law and the BACP ethical framework would require me to breach confidentiality. I will always seek to discuss this with you first directly. We can talk about this more when contracting our work together in the initial session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 8am-9pm
Types of client