Olivia Seddon

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Counsellor and Psychotherapist, MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London SW14 & Richmond TW9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I’m Olivia.

I have been supporting people as a therapist for over ten years with a range of experiences including (but not limited to) grief and loss, anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, identity and sexuality.

If you are thinking about starting therapy, it's likely that you are going through a difficult time in your life and are feeling a need for some help and support through this period. You may be going through an experience like those above, or perhaps you don’t know what you are feeling, only that you would like a change and someone to talk to.

As your therapist, I will help you to understand yourself and your situation better so that you can identify your needs and a direction. If it would be helpful, I can also offer feedback so that you have insight into how others may experience you.

Whatever you are going through, I will support you to feel and process your emotions safely. Many clients have commented that they feel able to talk about what most concerns them from early on in our sessions. A therapeutic relationship at a time of need can also help you to feel less lonely. You will always be treated with respect and kindness and we will always go at your own pace.

I offer a free initial session where we can explore your situation, how I can help you, and get a feel for whether we are a good fit for working together. If we decide not to continue, then I will try and point you in the right direction of someone who may be able to help. I welcome all enquiries and I will respond to you within twenty four hours. 

email: enquiries@oliviaseddoncounselling.co.uk 

Testimonials (published with consent):

“Your kind nature and gentleness shone through from the start, which allowed me to quickly establish trust in our engagement...” - AW

“I worked with Olivia during a year of personal and work upheaval. She helped me to understand how I was reacting to the stresses in my life and get in touch with my emotions. This helped me understand myself better and find a more appropriate way to respond when under pressure. I'd highly recommend Olivia to anyone looking for an effective counsellor.” - TM

"I knew something was not quite right but I did not know what. I did not think therapy was for me but felt the need to talk. Olivia’s warmth made my first steps comfortable. This journey opened my eyes to many aspects of myself, allowing me to know myself better and accept myself more. I felt much lighter at the end of our time together. Thank you.” - NC

“When I came to you I was definitely a bit broken, and ready to put myself back together - with a bit of guidance. I remember before these sessions that I was depressed and unmotivated and lost, a bit stuck overall - and I can’t remember how that feels, I just know I don’t feel that way anymore. I feel in tune, I have clarity and feel like I have my compass back.” - MG

Training, qualifications & experience

I am registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their 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 trained and experienced in supporting people with loss, complicated grief and traumatic bereavement. I have specific experience and training in baby loss, including miscarriage and stillbirth.

I am also passionate about supporting parents who may be having difficulty adapting to the unique and often overwhelming challenges that new and young parenthood can bring, and helping you to find a way to parent that feels right for you and your family.

Before becoming a therapist, I worked in the charity sector in the UK, Germany and Asia. I am a mother. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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£70.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Further information


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.

London, Greater London, SW14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)