Patricia Oakley Reg.MBACP
Do you feel you need someone to talk to? Sharing painful, difficult, or confusing feelings in a confidential, non-judgmental environment can help.
I provide a safe and supportive place for you to discuss and explore your thoughts and feelings; to help come to terms with issues or changes in your life, or to promote personal awareness and growth. Counselling can help with many personal issues, including bereavement, depression, abuse, self esteem, sexual matters, relationships, or unresolved issues from childhood.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, using the style of counselling I believe best suited to your individual need to explore present problems and past experiences. As our motivations are often unconscious, understanding and resolving past conflicts can help a person live more fully.
I offer short-term or long-term contracts and we can discuss your hopes or expectations of counselling during our initial session.
Getting in touch...
If using the landline number, when answered, state 'counselling', If I am not available, please leave your name & number stating the message is for me, but not personal information about the issue involved. I will call you back asap.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have used counselling skills for over 20years working within the NHS. This experience, plus a personal trauma in 2004, drew me into qualifying as a counsellor and establishing my own private practice.
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Working with Sexual Abuse
- Relate Counselling Skills Certificate
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Confidentiality and Good Practice.
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 usually weekly and last for 50 minutes. I offer your first session free of charge to ensure counselling and my approach is right for you.
Fee £28 a session, or £38 a session for couples (concessionary fees may be available).
Please feel free to give me a call if you would like discuss this.