Oliver Baum

“The call came at University in my early 20s' and, given my less than committed attitude to study at the time, in the most unlikely and special of places. Sitting in St. Mary's library a copy of the Tao Te Ching, a book on the Spanish Inquisition and something else (I’m guessing Kierkegaard) in front of me I felt frustrated, at what I can’t remember and then suddenly felt an incredible peace come over me. A clear sense that 'Unclouded God Consciousness' was what life was all about enveloped me and for the first time in my life I felt a sense of true purpose.

 

I did my best to ignore (run away) from it for the next decade or so but that kernel never left me. It incubated and stays with me today, guiding my warmth, curiosity, empathy, humour, love of learning and people.”

 

Particular areas of interest include guiding clients through life stages (particularly post university, midlife and relationship difficulties), inner child/ trauma work, the mobilisation of latent/ trapped energy in the body and the impact of family history/ constellations on our relationships and situations, both personal and professional.

Born and raised in Surrey and the father of two amazing sons.

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Experience

I have worked with individuals, couples and groups as a therapist since 2009 including 6 years working within a NHS primary care setting. Based just outside Woking, Surrey. UK I currently operate an international private practice both online and in person working with clients from the UK, Europe, Africa, US, India, the Middle and Far East.   

 

My natural curiosity has led me to study a diverse range of therapeutic models, philosophies and spiritual practices leading me to work and study with renowned author and Psycho-spiritual teacher Richard Harvey over a period of 9 years. 

 

In addition to my psychotherapeutic training (BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy) I trained and interned over a period of 7 years with The Centre for Systemic Constellations (Formerly the Hellinger Institute (UK) ) under the tutelage of various first and second generation Constellators. 

I am also qualified as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner and Systemic Coach. 

My first degree was a Masters in Theology from the University of St. Andrews. 

 

I have assisted on the Quest Institute and Centre for Systemic Constellations training courses and facilitate therapy and training groups.

 

I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), have been a member of the international Sacred Attention Therapy teaching faculty and Treasurer for The Surrey Counselling and Psychotherapy Initiative.  

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Greenwich)

MTheol Master of Theology (University Of St. Andrews)

Systemic Coaching with Constellations (Community of Learning, Practice and Innovation)

Systemic Coaching with Constellations: Move to Mastery Programme (Community of Learning, Practice and Innovation))

Sacred Attention Therapy (SAT) Levels 1 and 2 (Centre for Human Awakening)

Marriage and Family Therapy (Centre for Systemic Constellations)

Applied Training in Systemic Family Constellations (Centre for Systemic Constellations)

Foundation in Systemic Family Constellations (Centre for Systemic Constellations)

Neuro Linguistic Programming, Master Practitioner (The Quest Institute)

Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner (The Quest Institute)

Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (The Quest Institute) 

Energy Healing Parts 1 and 2 (The Healing Trust)

FdA Integrative Humanistic Counselling (University of Greenwich) 

Levels 1,2,3 Counselling Theory and Practice (Guildford College)

Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

Member of the National Council of Hypnotherapists (NCH)

Member of the Surrey Counselling and Psychotherapy Initiative (SCPI)

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