About Oliver Wright MBACP (Accred)

Oliver WrightI am an experienced integrative therapist. I use a range of approaches including person-centred (humanist) counselling, cognitive and behavioural tools and EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing).

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an EMDR Europe accredited practitioner.

I am particularly interested in treating trauma, dissociation, PTSD, anxiety and phobias using EMDR and a range of approaches that I integrate into this work. For more information on EMDR see EMDR UK.

Areas of experience

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and dissociation
  • Addictions (including addiction to unhealthy or dysfunctional relationships)
  • Phobias (including fear of flying)
  • Relationships (including couples therapy)
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Confidence and self image
  • Chronic pain and psychologically based pain (or Medically Unexplained Symptoms, MUS)
  • Sexual problems including erectile dysfunction, sexual risk counselling and HIV diagnosis
  • Sexuality and coming out
  • Life work balance

I trained in counselling and psychotherapy at the University of East London (UEL) BACP accredited course and completed my counselling Diploma in 2006. I have also completed a full training in (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing accredited by the EMDR Europe Association. For more information on EDMR – a treatment for trauma and PTSD – please see EMDR UK & Ireland.

Code of Ethics
I work with a strict code of ethics set by the BACP.

Counselling in Stoke Newington, North London, N16

I see clients in my private practice in Stoke Newington, London N16 and online (Skype counselling).

I also see clients at iCope, the Camden and Islington Psychological Therapies Service which is part of the NHS improving access to psychological therapies service or IAPT.

Previous counselling experience
My previous practice experience includes working for the IAPT service run by West Essex Mind, central London counselling practice One Therapy London, as a volunteer counsellor for Terrence Higgins Trust and at the Centre for Better Health (formerly the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association or PRA).

Books I have found important in my recent work include:

  • EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation by Jim Knipe
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
  • Unlocking the emotional brain by Ecker, Ticic and Hulley (Coherence Therapy, formerly known as Depth Oriented Brief Therapy).