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CharlesLondon West End Counselling Service was founded by Charles Olivier. Charles has been assisting clients in his role as counsellor and psychotherapist since 2008. He also worked extensively with couples since 2005, helping them deal with relationship difficulties as well as offering pre-marital counselling.


Bachelors degree in Person Centred Counselling (Middlesex University, London); Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (The Metanoia Institute, London); Various certificates in subjects such as “Counselling Concepts”, “Neuroscience and Attachment theory”, “Cultural diversity”, “Dealing with shame”, “Dealing with trauma”, “Relationship/Couples counselling”, “Making contact with teenagers and young people”, “Addiction Therapy”, “Bereavement” and many more.

Professional Bodies

Charles is a full member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a member of The Metanoia Institute. He is committed to his own personal and professional development which includes regular clinical supervision with an accredited supervisor and regular Continuing Professional Development training. He follows the BACP code of Ethics, a copy of which can be downloaded here


Before pursuing a career in Psychotherapy, Charles worked in various senior management positions in Engineering, Retail Operations, Information Technology and most recently in the Charity sector in the United Kingdom and formally in South Africa, often managing large teams. It was while performing these roles that he discovered his passion for helping individuals be the best they can be which inspired him to pursue a career in Psychology. Currently he is still actively involved in the management of a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in London.

Charles is a primary tutor on Person Centred and Humanistic degree courses. In addition to his work in private practice, Charles is also the Programme Leader for the Dip/BA(Hons) Programme at The Metanoia Institute.

Why choose London West End Counselling Service?

In your search for a therapist, you have no doubt come across a large number of therapists to choose from. When choosing a therapist, it is vitally important to choose one that is a member of a recognised professional body (such as the BACP). It is also important to choose a therapist with a recognised qualification from a reputable institution. Charles obtained his Psychotherapy degree from Middlesex University, a world renowned higher education institution, in conjunction with The Metanoia Institute which is currently the government’s preferred provider of “Counselling for Depression” training in London. You can read more about this programme here, However, the therapist’s level of training amounts to very little if you, the client, is unable to connect with your therapist. London West End Counselling Service offers a free, no-obligation initial session, giving you a chance to meet the therapist and decide if you will be able to work with him. You will feel absolutely no pressure to make a decision to continue with further sessions. Deciding to go to a therapist, especially if it is for the first time, can be daunting. At London West End Counselling Service you will be met with understanding and empathy, and of course complete confidentiality and privacy. Feel free to send any questions you may have prior to meeting via the “Contact” page.