Mark O'Leary - MBACP (Accred), Dip Couns, PG Cert

Mark O'Leary - MBACP (Accred), Dip Couns, PG Cert


91 Birchfield Road
Headless Cross
B97 4LE

07849 328578

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91 Birchfield Road
Headless Cross
B97 4LE

07849 328578

About me

It is normal for people to sometimes struggle with the demands and complexities of life. Be it because of bereavement, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, negative childhood experiences, stress, anger management, sleep problems, bullying or eating disorders/body image; research shows that one in six people in the UK will experience some form of mental health issue during their lifetime.

I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist with a wide knowledge of counselling/psychotherapy and over 13 years of experience working in the field of metal health.

If you wish to find out more about counselling or psychotherapy please contact me and if you think it is for you, we can make an appointment that might help you change your life for the better

I am currently have availability to work with people in Bromsgrove, Hagley, Barnt Green, Worcester, Droitwich, Malvern, Worcester and South Birmingham.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working in the field of mental health for 13 years, initially as a support worker in a therapeutic community, then I started four years of training and started working as a trainee psychotherapist ten years ago. I qualified as a psychotherapist in 2009 and I have over 3000 hours of post qualification experience. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professio.

I have worked with clients experiencing issues such as self harm, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, addictions, abuse, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, grief/loss and trauma. I have also worked in both private practice and residential settings with people who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder or have a dual diagnosis. Previously I have taught counselling skills to level 3 & 4 counselling students. I have worked in Birmingham, London, Lincoln, Liverpool, Thailand and now Worcester and Bromsgrove.


MBACP (Accred): On BACP Accredited Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists


Postgraduate Certificate in Psychological Trauma
Chester University – Chester – January 2017

Diploma in Transactional Analysis Therapeutic Counselling
Elan Training and Development – Hale, Manchester 2005-2010

NVQ3 Health and Social Care
Bournville College – Bournville - Birmingham 2007

Cert HE Psychology
The University of Birmingham - Birmingham 2003-2005

Transactional Analysis 101
Berne Institute - Nottingham 2004

I see myself very much as a humanistic practitioner working with people flexibly and always with their needs at the forefront of any work we do. Every person is different and has different needs and requirements in terms of support and therefore I believe my experience in working in different environments, using different techniques and theories means I am able to work successfully with a wide variety of people with lots of different issues.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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All sessions run for 50 minutes and all fees are negotiable, though my usual standard fee is £45.00 per hour. I negotiate the fee with each client individually and usually set the final fee on that person's ability to pay. Those in a position to pay more are invited to do so in order that I can offer a reduced rate to any person who has more challenging financial circumstances.

I am keen to set up a group session which will be would be substantially cheaper than my usual hourly rate. It would need at least 6 people to commit to it before I would be able to set it up though. The group would run for 2 hours and initially I would only be charging £20.00 for this. If you feel you might be interested in group support please let me know on the initial email or when you call.

Maps & Directions

Bromsgrove, B60
Redditch, B97 4LE

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


My current working hours are 10am to 3pm then 5pm to 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am an integrative clinical supervisor working with psychodynamic, person centred, transactional analysis and CBT models.

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