About Oakwood Psychology Services

Oakwood Psychology Services was founded as a not-for-profit social enterprise in 2014.

Dr Gabriel Wynn and the Oakwood team are dedicated to the provision of affordable psychological therapies, as well as counselling research, and counsellor training and development. We have supported thousands of people to live healthier, happier lives.

We are proud to be an NHS partner organisation.

Our Mission and Values

Mission: Counselling psychology practice, training and research

Oakwood Psychology Services is a not-for-profit social enterprise. Our mission is to advance psychological knowledge and well-being for public benefit. We do this through the direct provision of specialist psychological therapies under contract to public and private corporate customers. We invest in our mission by supporting counsellor training and research. We do this through the provision of case managed training placements and continuing professional development opportunities undertaken by our staff and volunteers.

Vision and Values

Oakwood Psychology Services takes pride in being a place where our service users, staff and trainees thrive in a professional, friendly environment. We offer learning experiences for all who are involved with our work, by providing therapeutic services that are responsive, flexible and ethical. Our vision is to do what we can to support a society characterised by compassion, connection, and fairness.

All practitioners adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions (2018).

The fundamental values of counselling and psychotherapy include:

  • Respecting human rights and dignity
  • Protecting the safety of all who use and provide our services
  • Enhancing the quality of professional knowledge and its application
  • Alleviating personal distress and suffering
  • Fostering a sense of self that is meaningful to the person(s) concerned
  • Increasing personal effectiveness
  • Enhancing the quality and integrity of relationships between people
  • Appreciating the variety of human experience and culture
  • Striving for the fair and adequate provision of counselling and psychotherapy services

 General Data Protection Regulation

As an ICO-registered data controller, Oakwood Psychology Services is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of all personal information shared with us in the course of our work. We handle, store and process personal information fairly and lawfully in line with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation. You can read and download our Privacy Notice here.

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