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.
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.
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 £27 a session, or £37 a session for couples (concessionary fees may be available).
Please feel free to give me a call if you would like discuss this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Land line; When answered state 'counselling', If I am not available leave your name & number stating the message is for me, but not information of issue involved. I will call you back asap.
Types of client