Mark O'Leary

Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B61

91 Birchfield Road
Headless Cross
Redditch
Worcestershire
B97 4LE

07849 328578

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Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B61

91 Birchfield Road
Headless Cross
Redditch
Worcestershire
B97 4LE

07849 328578

About me

I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist with a wide knowledge of counselling, psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic environments.

I offer a safe, emphatic, confidential and boundaried counselling environment, able to offer support using various different counselling/psychotherapy techniques and theories. Always with the intention of helping the person I am working with move forward in their life and experience.

Currently, I am working for a hospice offering counselling and psychotherapy to people with life-limiting illness or people who have recently or are likely to be bereaved in the near future.

I will be leaving my post at the hospice in December 2017 as I have decided to focus on private work.

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 a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their code of ethics.

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.

PROFESSIONAL

• MBACP: On BACP Accredited Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
• Application for accreditation with BACP submitted October 2017

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

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, B61
Redditch, B97 4LE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Currently weekday evenings and Saturday mornings, but will have availability for weekday daytime appointments from January 2018.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
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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