Oliver BackhousePsychosynthesis psychotherapist
I am an associated member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work to the BACP code of ethics, working in accordance with their ethical framework for good practice. I am also a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Confidentiality and professionalism is maintained at all times.
Increasingly, we lead stressful and pressured lives and this inevitably affects our mood, our relationships and thus our productivity, creativity and ability to cope.Talking to family and friends can help of course, but there's nothing quite like an objective view from someone independent and qualified to help.
Whether you have a specific problem to resolve, a deep-seated or complex emotional issue or a general sense of dissatisfaction in life for no apparent reason, counselling and psychotherapy could help you find clarity, understanding and relief, as well as a way to realise your potential.
Some may see therapy as a scary prospect, but don't be put off. The pace of sessions is dictated by you; it can be thought of as a forum for venting some of life's frustrations or for resolving more fundamental emotional issues. It can deal with long term needs or simply day-to-day ones that require greater understanding. Sessions can be short term or ongoing. The choice is yours.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
An initial interview and subsequent sessions will last 55 minutes charged at £130.00 per session (Couples sessions will be charged at £170.00 per session). In order to provide a framework for the work, sessions will be weekly and scheduled for a regular day and time. I do understand that sometimes flexibility is required and in these instances I try my hardest to offer alternatives where my diary allows. Missed or cancelled sessions will however be charged in full.
Training and qualifications
I am a psychosynthesis trained therapist, counsellor and life-coach having originally qualified in 2003 with a Post Graduate Diploma in psychosynthesis therapy gained at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London. My approach is down-to-earth. I offer a style of therapy developed as I completed my training as a therapist and one that continues to develop with ongoing training. I am BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered and work in accordance with their ethical framework and alsoBABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) registered.
Confidentiality is guaranteed. I will not pass on any information about a client in accordance with BACP code of best practice.