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Find A Psychotherapist - Mr Richard Oliver

Personal Details
Mr Richard Oliver
Full Name:Mr Richard Oliver
BPA Accredited Trainer:No

Location Details
Country:United Kingdom

Contact Details
Telephone 1:07956 418 601
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Services & Practice

I have a psychotherapy practice using psychodrama in South Norfolk in the town of Diss. I offer weekly individual psychotherapy sessions. Clients are self-referred and live locally in Norfolk. We use a large, ventilated room and we wear masks.

At 'Mind in Camden' in London, I facilitate a weekly psychodrama group. This has been established since 2009 and it is still going strong. Clients are referred through Mind in Camden. This group meets online using Zoom and everyone has become accustomed to the technology.

I used to facilitate one-day workshops in psychodrama.  People enjoyed these as a mixture of personal work and experiencing psychodrama in action. These workshops are on hold during the Covid crisis.





Areas of Special Interest

I am interested in using psychodrama for what I call 'small pieces of work'. Acting this out can bring important insights to the client in a safe and brief way.

I am interested in a topic that I call: 'Talk, Talk, Talk'. This refers to the way in which some clients obscure what they are feeling by non-stop talking. I have explored how psychodrama can get through to the heart of the matter with the 'Show me, don't tell me' approach.








Qualifications & Experience

* Training in Oxford: I attended training at the Oxford School of Psychodrama and Integrative Psychotherapy. My trainers were Peter Haworth and Susie Taylor who are well-known and respected. I started training in 1998 and most of it was completed by 2003. I still had to run a weekly group and write my dissertation and this was achieved by 2006



* My training practice in the NHS: my training involved facilitating a weekly group with real patients to prove that I could professionally handle the issues that arise. I had an honorary contract for 3 years at an NHS hospital (Mile End Hospital) where I ran a weekly group for out-patients. This included assessing patients as well as facilitating the group of 5-6 members with depression and anxiety




As the editor of "Tele" the BPA newsletter from 2003 to 2010, I co-authored many articles that were published in "Tele" (now Teletronic).




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