Olivia works within the humanistic integrative philosophy, believing that everyone is unique with their own individual way of being in the world. She believes in the capacity for growth and self-renewal, and provides a safe, trusting and non-judgemental space to explore whatever issues clients wish to bring. Olivia is collaborative in her work rather than directive, and incorporates different techniques and approaches into her practice according to the client’s needs. These include Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Havening and CBT.
With a background in foreign news, Olivia has extensive experience working with people of different backgrounds and cultures around the world. She has a close understanding of trauma, having witnessed and documented the suffering of so many in the aftermath of personal tragedy. As a journalist who has spent time in challenging environments, she also understands how stress and work-related pressures can lead to unhelpful coping strategies that impact our emotional lives. She believes that bringing awareness to these patterns with care and compassion can help when we feel stuck, and allow us to develop better, more authentic ways of being that bring us purpose and deeper meaning.
Olivia is working towards an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and is a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD), Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD), BA (Hons) in Political Science from University of Nottingham