Irene O'Reilly MBACP (Accred) / Integrative Supervisor
Choosing a counsellor can be a difficult and daunting experience and it is really only when you meet a person face to face that you can tell if they are the right person to work with. With this in mind, I offer an initial session which is an opportunity for us to meet one another and to decide then the best way forward, with no obligation to continue.
Quite often, people do not know how long they need to see a therapist for and much depends on what is going on in a persons life at any particular time. A first session can be used to look at what the issues are and how to move forward from there - as everyone is different there is no "one size fits all"
I am considered to be warm, friendly and approachable and I offer a confidential and sensitive space geared to your individual concerns and needs. Counselling can be short-term from a few weeks or months to long term in-depth work which can be over some years - it is entirely up to you.
Having trained in the person-centred approach I have developed my counselling practice to the point where I have integrated other models into my practice. I have recently undergone EMDR training which is considered to be very successful in treating PTSD and all types of trauma and now offer this to those who feel they would benefit from this approach.
If you are a trainee or qualified counsellor looking for counselling supervision, I hold a Post Grad Diploma in Integrative Supervision and offer both individual and group supervision.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (BACP Accredited) and I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their Code of Practice and Ethics. Other training includes:
Divorce Support Group - counselling individuals going through separation or divorce
Diploma in Counselling Supervision
IAPT Supervisor Training
I have also worked for a national charity counselling adults who have suffered with anxiety, depression, low self esteem and - in many situations - just struggling with the stress of everyday life and living!
In the NHS I support parents and carers of children who have life limiting and life-threatening medical conditions.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Being of Irish origin I have a very keen interest in cultural and identity issues as well as individual and inter-generational trauma.
Sessions are 60 minutes long and fees are:
Initial Session - £40
Subsequent sessions - £50
My practice is based in Embleton Road, Ladywell which is just a few minutes walk from Ladywell train station and about 10 minutes walk from Lewisham.
The No. 484 bus stops at Vicars Hill which is at the end of Embleton Road.
There are parking restrictions on the road but unrestricted parking on roads nearby such as Ermine or Shell Road.
If you are unable to get through to me on my mobile, please leave a message on my voicemail and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
4pm - 7.30pm Mon-Fri
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I hold a post-grad Diploma in Integrative Supervision and I currently provide both private individual supervision as well as being an external group supervisor for local charities.View supervision profile