Brian O'Gorman, Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Accredited CBT Therapist

Brian O'Gorman, Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Accredited CBT Therapist

Oxford
Oxon
OX3

Restore
Manzil Way
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1YH

01865203738 / 07941523157

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Oxford
Oxon
OX3

Restore
Manzil Way
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1YH

01865203738 / 07941523157

About me

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Registered Psychotherapist with over 25 years experience of working in the helping professions and over 12 years experience of working as psychological therapist in a variety of settings (NHS, Private Practice, Education and Workplace/EAP). My aim is to provide a warm, friendly, caring, thoughtful and helpful therapy experience for my clients. I make use of my wide range of training and experience to adapt the approach that I use to the particular difficulties you have and the way that you would like me to work with you. I provide short and longer term therapy for individuals and couples.

Approaching a therapist for help can feel daunting. If you would like to know more about my practice I would encourage you to contact me so I can discuss your situation with you and help you to decide if the therapy I have to offer would help. I am happy to speak to you on the phone or answer any questions you might have by e-mail if you prefer.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) membership no: 237989) and fully accredited as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) (membership no: 90437)


Main Clinical Training

  • Qualification in Counselling Psychology (British Psychological Society)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling (City University/Regents College)
  • Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (Regents College/Society for Existential Analysis)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Evidenced Based Practice (University of Reading, BABCP accredited CBT course)
  • Postgraduate Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) (Warneford Hospital/University of Sheffield/Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy)
  • Certificate in Family Mediation (Association of Family Mediation)
  • Certificate in Counselling Theory and Skills (CSCT)
  • Supervision training with University of Reading, British Psychological Society and Oxford Health NHS Trust

Other Clinical Training

I have attended courses in Supervision, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, Short term Psychodynamic Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy as well as many continuing professional training courses in my accredited trainings.

Academic Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology (First Class) Open University
  • MSc in Psychology (Open University)
  • MSc in Social Research Methods (Open University)
  • MSc in Applied Social Studies/Diploma in Social Work (Oxford University)
  • MA in Philosophy (University College, London)
  • BA (Joint Honours) in Philosophy & Theology (Kings College, London)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Conversion Course) & Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (University of Westminster)

Other Professional Qualifications

  • Practitioner Psychologist (Health and Care Professions Council - PYL 31999)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court (now non-practicing)
  • Social Worker (now non-practicing)

Experience

I have over 25 years of experience of working in helping professions. I have worked as a social worker working in residential and community settings, a lawyer in a high street practice and a senior manager in a company that provided counselling and trauma responses to employees in the workplace (an Employee Assistance Programme). In the last 12 years I have been working as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and CBT Therapist I have worked in the voluntary, higher education, corporate and NHS sectors. I have 8 years experience of working as a CBT Therapist providing individual and group based therapy for people suffering from anxiety and depression.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BABCP
HCPC
BPS

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family Mediation

Photos & videos

  • My therapy room

Fees

My fees for individual therapy are £70 per session.

I can also provide supervision to other therapists, the fees I charge are £70 for an hour and £95 for 90 minute supervision sessions.

I can offer some concessions for both therapy and supervision work for people on low incomes or students on counselling/therapy courses on request.

Further information

I work about 1 mile from the centre of Oxford. Parking is available and I am close to a main bus route.

I have 18 years experience as a trainer and lecturer for university and corporate training. More recently I have been providing counselling training for 8 years and I currently work as a Clinical Tutor and Supervisor for the Charlie Waller Institute at Reading University where I teach, supervise and lecture on a variety of postgraduate programmes. I also teach on degree programmes in counselling and psychology for the Open University.

I am also registered as a Psychotherapist with AXA PPP Healthcare

Maps & Directions

Oxford, OX3
Oxford, OX4 1YH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Evenings and During the Day on some days of the week.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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