Who We Are

Our name

The Olive tree is extremely resilient. Equipped to survive drought, sub zero temperatures, frost and even fire. Their roots are so strong that they can re-grow even when it seems like they’ve been completely decimated.

Even if the tree has been damaged, the roots can be reinvigorated and grow above the soil once again.

Our mission statement

The Olive Trust believes that each and every one of us has the capacity to learn and grow. 

Just like the Olive tree, with the right conditions, including encouragement and space, everyone has the ability to heal and thrive.

Our vision

To provide a free/low cost inclusive counselling service that seeks to support and empower individuals.

Our Values

Our work reflects our shared core values:


We actively work to overcome barriers and work with difference.


We are honest and transparent. We are always looking for ways to improve our service and will always ask for feedback from our clients.


Our aim is to provide meaningful support to individuals. We want our clients to gain a sense of control and meaning over their lives in a way that makes sense to them.


We believe that every individual has the right to self-determination, this could mean different things to different people. We actively work with our clients to help them develop a sense of choice, control and agency over their lives.

Our Therapists

Our therapists are registered members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), this is a guarantee that your therapist adheres to working within the BACP’s ethical framework.

With diverse backgrounds, our therapists contribute their unique expertise and life knowledge into their practice.

Through collaboration, whether it’s a brief or extended engagement, our therapists are committed to supporting you in making choices that foster positive transformations in your life.

If you’re interested in therapy, you can schedule a complimentary initial assessment with us.