Oly

  Hey, I’m Oly, an integrated Psychotherapist at Calm Journey Therapy. I’m often asked why I became a therapist, and I always grin contentedly and say; the need for Therapy has always been presented in a negative way, but after my own therapy through my own conflicts, I realised that therapy was the only relationship that could hold you like no other, with no judgement, emotional attachment and no agenda; a place that, if a person is willing, can get you through any turbulence you may have.

The key is acknowledging that you don’t have to suffer in silence, and even looking into the idea of coming into therapy is the hardest, but more importantly bravest step you will take. I’m not saying it will be easy, but I am saying you won’t be doing it alone.

My particular focuses in therapy include Psychodynamic Theory and Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, which I believe can be used to help any client through their troubles, I also like to incorporate Mindfulness and Emotional Freedom Technique.

 

National Counselling Society Direct Link – OBetteley NCS-1300621

Email : oly@calmjourney.co.uk

See: Psychotherapy and Counselling
See: Child Counselling

 

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Oly offers a free 30 minute consultation and charges £40 a session with a sliding scale available

Olys Reviews

As a therapist and a person, I can’t speak highly enough of Oly

As a therapist and a person, I can’t speak highly enough of Oly. He helped me through a very dark period of my life, a period which I can happily say is coming to an end! He was compassionate, friendly and understanding, and would do anything he could to help me feel comfortable. He never pushed me too far, and allowed our sessions to move at a pace that was… Read more “As a therapist and a person, I can’t speak highly enough of Oly”

AP

Finding someone to talk to about yourself, as a young male

Finding someone to talk to about yourself, as a young male, can be a daunting task and in January 2017 I needed help to find my ‘calm’ again. I was going through a traumatic professional situation, which had its roots in a toxic personal relationship, and I needed rescuing. I’d already had a rather scarring experience of therapy from a few years previously and I guess this made me anxious… Read more “Finding someone to talk to about yourself, as a young male”

ND

It was difficult for me to take the step to seek therapy

It was difficult for me to take the step to seek therapy but as soon as I had completed that first session with Oly, I was put at ease and knew that it was an important part of helping myself. I looked forward to our sessions and felt very comfortable. The information we explored I worked with and found it really helped. I would recommend Oly to anyone should they… Read more “It was difficult for me to take the step to seek therapy”

KT

I approached Oly at one of my most darkest periods of my life

I approached Oly at one of my most darkest periods of my life. I was lost, confused and was having thoughts which were completely out of character which was incredibly frightening. The moment I contacted Calm Journey I started to feel reassured that support was on the way. Unusually, Oly e-mailed me within the 6 hours that was promised (which sadly is quite rare, not only what I experienced in… Read more “I approached Oly at one of my most darkest periods of my life”

RM

Amazing support!

The support and help I received through Calm Journey has been amazing. Oly is a very experienced and caring individual who supports you throughout the sessions and carefully questions your way of thinking. Talking freely you are allowed to express yourself comfortably, knowing that the person listening to you is there to find ways of improving your life for the better. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others… Read more “Amazing support!”

JC

I couldn’t recommend a better therapist.

In mid 2017 I was in a rough place, my anxiety was through the roof and my mind was racing. Calm Journey was a safe haven where I could talk about my issues in private. My therapist was a lovely guy called Oly who was the perfect blend of professional and knowledgeable but at the same time loyal, un-judgemental, down to earth and kind, he got me through some of… Read more “I couldn’t recommend a better therapist.”

ZS

A new outlook

After year of trying to sort my own issues out I decided that I needed help.
Oly and calm journey were recommend to me by a friend. After a couple of weeks of procrastinating whether to call I finally made an appointment to see Oly.
From the very first consultation I felt at ease and felt like I could talk openly and honestly about my past. Oly will… Read more “A new outlook”

M Fox

Oly was such a great help to my son

Cannot thank Oly enough for the help and support he gave my son at a time in his life he seemed to be struggling with. My son really felt connected with Oly even if my son didn’t always show it. Would highly recommend. Thank you Oly.

SH

Thank you

Oly has been amazing in helping my Son – he has told me that Oly was very good at listening to him and being patient in understanding everything he had to say.
From my point of view it has been great to see such a positive change in my son form the start to end of therapy, Oly has been a much needed big brother figure to him and… Read more “Thank you”

JD

Oly was a god send in helping our son – couldn’t recommend him enough

Calm Journey was recommended to us when our Son was going through a very dark time and he clearly needed and wanted more help than we were able to offer him. This is when he first met Oly. Our son is very open and honest and wanted to get to grips with and try and understand his issues which were consuming him at the time. Oly immediately put him at… Read more “Oly was a god send in helping our son – couldn’t recommend him enough”

AH

When all other professionals let

When all other professionals let us down and my son was at the lowest point in his life Oly really listened. Not only did Oly take the time to listen to my son but was also there for the whole family. I cannot thank Oly enough for the help and support he has given us and getting my son on the road to recovery and most importantly putting a smile… Read more “When all other professionals let”

ST

When I first met Oly

When I first met Oly I felt isolated and alone and had given up in people wanting to listen to me. My session’s with Oly helped me become more confident in myself, believe in myself and taught me various coping techniques. Without finding Oly I’m not sure where I maybe today. I now have the confidence to learn to drive and have since re enrolled in college.

LR

Oly was the right person at the right time for my son

Oly was recommended to us when our 15 year old son was going through a particularly difficult time. He immediately struck up an open and supportive dialogue with both our son and us and provided round the clock support whenever it was needed. A short (ten session) course of therapy helped get things back on an even keel and it’s great to know that Oly will be there if/when we… Read more “Oly was the right person at the right time for my son”

ZH

For me personally, Oly managed

For me personally, Oly managed to redirect my thinking to look at things from a different angle. A perspective that has always there, but I just couldn’t see at times. Nevermore than a meeting. email or phone call away, I always felt like he had my back when I needed it. Even if it was just to get the noise out of my head and vent, he was (and still… Read more “For me personally, Oly managed”

NW

I’ve been coming to Calm Journey Therapy

I ‘ve been coming to calm journey therapy for nearly two years and hands down is the best place I’ve ever been to regarding help . I work with oly who I cannot recommend high enough . It’s safe place and trust is like no other place I’ve been too . I am so grateful to have found this safe place .

EG