Dr Will Edwards - Registered & Chartered Psychologist in Oxford & Wantage
Welcome to my profile. As a counselling psychologist, I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches and tailor my approach to suit your needs. Whatever may be troubling you, I would look to provide a warm, considered and respectful reply. After reading this profile, should you wish to go ahead please do call or email me and we can arrange an initial meeting. Sessions are either in the centre of Oxford or the centre of Wantage, so do let me know which is more convenient for you.
I offer psychological therapy for personal development and a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. Having had training in a number of therapeutic techniques and ideas enables me to consider a person’s difficulties from a number of perspectives and to offer therapy based on a person's needs and on current research evidence.
I have completed both undergraduate and masters qualifications in psychology at Oxford Brookes and Oxford Universities and a doctorate in psychology (PsychD in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology) at the University of Surrey. I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (the independent government appointed regulator of psychologists in the UK) and I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) which means you can expect high standards of psychological knowledge and expertise. It also means I am committed to high ethical standards of practice and professional development.
I work with clients using humanistic person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and having a keen interest in mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an integral part of my practice.
I have experience working within several NHS and public service counselling and psychotherapy services in Oxfordshire and London, working with individuals with a broad spectrum of difficulties. I now practise privately and have a special interest in adult mental health, particularly difficulties that can arise with life stage transitions.
Making the initial contact can feel quite daunting for many people. If you do not feel that you wish to make an appointment, but have questions that you would like answered, then do email or call. If I am unable to take your call immediately, I may be with a client, so do leave a message on the answering machine and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Please be assured that all communication will be in the strictest confidence and should I need to leave a message for you, it will be discreet.
Training, qualifications & experience
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
CPsychol (British Psychological Society, Chartered Psychologist)
PsychD in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology (University of Surrey)
Masters of Research in Psychology (Oxford Brookes and University of Oxford)
Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Oxford Brookes)
Foundation in Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regent’s University, London)
BSc (Hons) (Imperial College, London)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life stage transitions, for example going to university, midlife, or retirement.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions before making an appointment and I will be happy to arrange a brief telephone conversation.
My fees are £110 for the initial meeting and subsequent sessions but after the initial meeting session fees can vary between £80 and £120 depending on the location and type of work we decide on together.
Concessionary prices are available on a limited basis for students, trainee therapists and lower-income earners/unemployed.
Studies show that the relationship with the therapist is the single most important factor for a successful therapy. It is important to feel safe and comfortable in order to be able to trust and confide problems. The initial meeting generally is for sixty minutes and is an opportunity for you to tell me about what brings you to therapy and about your hopes and expectations. It is also an opportunity to meet and consider together if therapy would be helpful and if it is something you would like to do.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My practice is in Oxford and Wantage from Tuesdays to Fridays. Saturday sessions may also be available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|