Louise O'Connell (MBACP Accred.)

Louise O'Connell (MBACP Accred.)

Alexandra House
1 Waverley Lane

07775 746354

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Alexandra House
1 Waverley Lane

07775 746354

About me

BACP Accredited & Registered Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I am experienced in supporting people through various issues including: anxiety, low mood, depression, low self esteem, relationship issues bereavement and personal loss.  Appointments - day & evening. mobile 07775746354   email locnell@hotmail.com

I provide one to one counselling and psychotherapy for adults, I work in Farnham Surrey.


Alexandra House, 1 Waverley Lane, Farnham Surrey GU98BB
(near Farnham Train Station)

I'm an experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor Psychotherapist working within both Private Practice and the NHS.  My clients include adult individuals who wish to work on: depression, low mood, anxiety, stress, low self esteem, lack of confidence, bereavement, and other personal loss.  In addition, I also support those who wish to work on personal development, or create more fulfilment and happiness in their lives.

In addition to my Counselling and Psychotherapy private practice, I also work part-time as a Counsellor for the Guys and St Thomas Hospital Trust. I also have worked as a Hospice Counsellor and for a Counselling Agency.


My experience includes working with adults with variety of issues and difficulties such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem, loss of confidence, expressing and managing feelings, stress, and adapting to change. I am also experienced in supporting people with bereavement and loss; supporting carers and counselling parents who are caring for children with chronic health difficulties.

I have a particular interest in “Attachment Theory” which helps us understand ourselves, and our behaviors and experiences in relationships. I work to help my client gain self awareness, acceptance and to build self compassion.

In addition to my Counselling and Psychotherapy experience, I have a back ground of cancer and palliative care nursing.


I 'm an Integrative Counsellor Psychotherapist.  My theoretical approach is the Clarkson Relational Model which integrates three key schools of counselling psychotherapy theory: Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Transpersonal. I have additional post graduate training in CBT, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, EMDR and energy psychotherapy/EFT

As an Accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work within their Ethical Framework for good practice. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a  safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.

How counselling and psychotherapy can help
There are many benefits from having the opportunity to talk safely and openly about yourself and what's on your mind or how you feel.   If you are considering counselling and have questions or feel unsure, please feel free to contact me to discuss how counselling could benefit you

Counselling can help people in many ways, and with various issues my experience  includes: Depression, low self esteem, anxiety, stress, anger, relationship problems,  issues relating to being a parent, issues relating to childhood, work problems, spirituality, personal loss and bereavement.

How I work
I work with adults and provide a safe confidential environment, where issues and problems such as anxiety, depression or relationship difficulties can be explored. I believe we all have the potential to develop and become more true to ourselves. Counselling & psychotherapy sessions can help you to access your inner resources, develop new perspectives and insight on the challenges you are facing. Plus, can also provide scope for personal acceptance and change, and help to build on coping strategies and to gain a better sense of control in your life.

You can come for an initial session. This is an opportunity for you to find out if you would like to work with  me, and for me to consider if I can help you.  During this session you can get a feel for what counselling sessions will be like, and  we can discuss confidentiality and the commitment to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited & Registered Counsellor Psychotherapist
Degree In Counselling
  Greenwich University
Counselling certificates NFCE 1 2 & 3  - Guildford
Post Grad Diploma in Attachment Based Psychotherapy

Energy psychotherapy training courses London
EMDR modules 1, 2 and 3
Integrating CBT - Wimbledon
Attachment Courses  - Wimbledon
Professional Qualification in the Therapeutic us of Mindfulness
British Mindfulness Institute  - London
Compassion Focus Therapy Workshop - London
Understanding Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workshop Oxford Queens College
Introduction to Solution Focus Brief Therapy - Surrey
Trauma workshop  - Petersfield
Eating Disorders workshop  - Surrey
Loss and Bereavement workshops - Weybridge
Transpersonal Awareness mindfulness meditation - Petersfield
Transactional Analysis 101 - London
Dreams Workshop - Surrey
Creative Workshop - Surrey

I qualified as a General Nurse 1988
Cancer Nursing diploma University of Hull
Attended cancer nursing MSc modules at University of Surrey

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£45 per 50 minute session

I sometimes have concessionary places available. Please ask about availability.

To make an appointment please contact me by:

Telephone: 07775746354
Please leave a message with a contact number and a suitable time for me to telephone you back. Or you can send me a text message.
You can also contact me by email  locnell@hotmail.com

Further information

Theoretical Approach
As an integrative counsellor psychotherapist, the theoretical approach I use is the Clarkson relational model, which integrates theory from three key schools of counselling psychotherapy theory: Psychodynamic Humanistic and Transpersonal.

BACP Accredited Membership No: 687888
BACP Registration No: 40944

A member of The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology

Maps & Directions

Farnham, GU9 8BB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Day Time, Evening sessions

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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