counselling hereford

clive oxford psychotherapy, counselling and supervision in hereford, herefordshire and online

psychotherapy hereford
25th January 2022 
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Ph: 07743 955634
Hereford

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Counselling & Psychotherapy In Person & Online
Individuals & Couples
Practitioner Development
Individual & Group Supervision


Perhaps no one really wants to come and see me, a Counsellor, Psychotherapist. I can seem like the last resort. I'm the person you come to when no-one else will do ……and, you have to pay me! You've reached a point where you have to talk to someone; someone you hope will understand the gravity of your situation. Someone you hope will take you seriously.

So.... this is my job; what I do for a living; have conversations with people, be with them, helping them through times of difficulty, doubt, uncertainty and despair. Like walking a tightrope, it’s a risky business; we might speak the unspeakable, hear the unhearable, feel the unfeelable, see the unseeable, touch the untouchable. That’s quite risky then; daring to hear, see, feel, touch, speak and sense that which has had no permission before. We can feel very fearful entering Counselling and Psychotherapy; everyone I’ve worked with has said that phoning me was one of the hardest things they ever did. But.... you can only start from where you are!


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ABOUT ME

In practice since 1990, my approach can now only be described as eclectic and thus very much 'tailored' to the individuals, couples or groups I work with. My clients say they find me insightful, intuitive, humourous, pragmatic and down-to-earth. I hope I bring gravitas and integrity to my work, believing that my own limitations and imperfections are only human. I am fortunate to be able to draw on the rich experience of working with many skillful Counselling and Psychotherapy trainers and therapists, and the courage, integrity and uniqueness of my students and clients. My approach gives those I work with, the permission, support, and challenge, to be more of who they truly are.


My background has taken me into, and through, many wonderful, frightening and ordinary places, both metaphorically and actually, and still seems to! I've run my own restaurant and shop, exhibited and published my photographs, lectured in photographic arts, done my fair share of manual work, performed, recorded and produced my own and others music, been ordained as an Interfaith Minister and have the spurious accolade of topping an independent music chart for a whole week! I live with my wife just outside Hereford and have nine grandchildren. Some of my current photographic image making can be seen here - cliveoxford.uk


My practice room is approximately 15 mins from Hereford and within easy reach of Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury, Abergavenny, Monmouth and Hay-on-Wye.

QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Senior Accredited Psychotherapist & Counsellor - National Counselling Society
Registered Counsellor - United Kingdom Register of Counsellors
Ordained Interfaith Minister - Interfaith Foundation
Advanced Gestalt Psychotherapy Training (Gestalt SouthWest)
Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy - Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling
Trauma and Phobia Therapy - Uncommon Knowledge
Member of Association of Interfaith Ministers - AIMS


BACKGROUND

PHOTOGRAPHER/LECTURER 1970-1976
Diploma - Creative Photography 1970 (Derby Coll. Of Art)
Assistant Photographer (Aird Taylor Assoc. Kensington)
Freelance Photographer
Visiting Lecturer (BA Photography) Various Art Colleges

MUSIC, ARTS AND CRAFTS 1977-1981
Projectionist Art-house cinema (Ritzy, Brixton) Recorded music for intermissions
Released record that briefly tops independent music chart. Now collectable!
Numerous attempts to form a contemporary band with many incarnations over this period.
Many hours spent recording and producing; alas fame eludes me!
Designing and making jewellery, printed t-shirts, and photographic postcards.

RESTAURATEUR/SHOPKEEPER 1982-87
Raised finance to acquire, redesign & convert dis-used costermongers’ stable in Brixton into first organic vegetarian restaurant and foodstore in South London. Employed between 10-15 staff.
One of the first vegetarian restaurants to move away from the ‘hippie’ imageand introduce creative, exciting healthy food. Also featured popular themed musical events (Italian Opera, Spanish Flamenco, Jazz etc.)

CLINICAL PSYCHOTHERAPY & COUNSELLING TRAINING1988-93
Trained in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
(Bath Centre for Psych & Couns) and Advanced Gestalt Psychotherapy (Gestalt SouthWest)

PRIVATE PRACTICE 1991/date
Private practice in Hereford and Bristol
Founder member Independent Practitioners Network (IPN)
Local and Regional co-ordinator for IPN
Senior Accredited Psychotherapist & Counsellor NCS

GROUPWORK 1994/date (Training, Personal & Spiritual Development)
Listening skills workshops for teachers, social workers, nurses and carers.
Visiting Lecturer Personal Development Facilitator on Counselling Diploma Course (UWE)
Ongoing Practitioner Development Groups for practicing therapists and counsellors

SUPERVISION (Group & Individual) 2000/date
Individual Supervision for Counsellors, Psychotherapists
Group Supervisor to Counselling Staff at Drug & Alcohol Rehab Treatment Centre - Gloucestershire
Group Supervisor - Counselling & Psychotherapy Service in Hereford
Group Supervisor to post-graduate Counselling students at Royal Forest of Dean College.

INTERFAITH MINISTRY 2000
Trained at Interfaith Seminary (now called OneSpirit Foundation) in Spiritual Counselling,
Comparative Theologies 1998 -2000
Ordained - Interfaith Minister - 2000
Ceremonial work. - Weddings, Funerals, and Naming Ceremonies.
Pre - marriage Counselling and spiritual support
Spiritual Support group at local day Centre
for people with physical disabilities and terminal illness


'Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto': I am human, nothing human is alien to me.
Terence, Roman playwright