William Bentley Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

About me

During a difficult time in my own life I decided that It might be beneficial for me to commit my self to some counselling. It was because of my own positive experience I had during therapy that I decided to train and become a counsellor.
I provide a supportive and respectful space in which you can explore your thoughts, feelings and beliefs I am based in central Oxford.

I work primarily using Transactional Analysis (TA). TA is an incredibly powerful therapeutic approach which is widely used by psychotherapists and counsellors. I am also a qualified CBT therapist.

Over the last ten years I have worked with many different and difficult issues and disorders where I utilise a range of approaches to help you resolve life limiting issues. I also have some special interest in depression and anxiety, addiction and Co-dependency. Whatever is going on for you, don't be afraid to ask for professional help.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 4 years of Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy training
  • Practitioner Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • Level 3 certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory.
  • I am a MBACP ( accredited )
  • Transactional Analysis Practitioner

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Photos & videos

Fees

Additional information

The initial assessment session is £25 for a full 50 minute session. The fee for subsequent sessions is £40 per 50 min.

A limited number of Concessionary places may be available for those on low income or unemployed.

You are welcome to ring me to discuss your situation and/or to make an initial appointment

Phone 01865 395380 / 07595 383596 or Email willb.counselling@gmail.com

When I work

day and evening sessions available

42 Cowley Rd, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 1HZ

5a Market Place, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3HG

Type of session

In person
Online