Dr Oluwapelumi Olawale BSc. MSc. DProf. (Counselling Psychologist)
I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist, accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have worked with individuals in both the private sector and the NHS who all come from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
In my work with clients, I adopt an integrative therapeutic style that employs a person centred cognitive behavioral approach, that also incorporates compassion focused and humanistic orientations. I believe in establishing a good therapeutic alliance with my clients as I believe this is important for treatment effectiveness.
I believe that it is a privilege to be let into someone's life. I am therefore committed to working sensitively and ethically to help my clients achieve their goals. I am keen to inspire positive change in people, and in particular, those who may have felt disadvantaged in life. I believe that anything is possible as long as you can envision it.
I offer individual therapy to adults of all ages. I see therapy as an opportunity to explore your concerns with me, without bias or judgement. We can then work collaboratively to identify ways to improve your wellbeing and also make positive changes to your life.
I am trained and experienced in delivering a range of evidence-based psychological therapies and so my practice follows an integrative approach. Ultimately, I work with my clients to agree on what approach will be best in helping them reach their goals.
Therapy sessions are highly confidential and I make every effort to abide by the HCPC's confidentiality guidelines. More information about confidentiality and its limits can be found here: www.hcpc-uk.org/registration/meeting-our-standards/guidance-on-confidentiality/
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
London Metropolitan University
Masters in Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health
Nottingham Trent University
Undergraduate Degree in Psychology (BSc)
Nottingham Trent University
Award: First Class Honours
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I can offer a free 20 mins telephone consultation to discuss how I may be able to help you. It will also give you a chance to ask any questions you may have and decide if you would like to proceed further.
My fees are as follows:
- My fee is £70 for a 50 minute face to face session or Online/Telephone session. Please note that insurance referral charges may vary. Students and those on Benefits may be eligible for a discounted fee. A discounted fee is also available for block bookings.
- If you would like a formal assessment and written report (1hr 30mins) the fee is: £200
Concessions offered for
Arranging on-going appointments
If we both agree to work together, we will arrange follow-up appointments for a time that suits you.