Pat O'Connor MBACP, DABCH, CHBPP
07790 595070 / 07790595070
If you have reached a crisis point in your life, I can help you work through your concerns and move forward. Your challenges may be recent or longstanding - either way you have decided that now is the time to take this courageous step in asking for help and with my support you can find your own power and live the life you deserve. With over sixteen years experience of working as a therapist with couples, individuals, young people and groups (Relate 1996-2011 alongside a private practice in New Malden, KT3), I offer a secure and confidential therapeutic environment. I am 'Enhanced CRB' checked, and as a Member of the BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
How I Work
Drawing on Psychodynamic and Person-centred theory, I use an integrative approach in my counselling work. I am qualified as an Advanced Hypnotherapist and HypnoHealer, and I combine my extensive counselling experience with hypnotherapy when appropriate. I work both short and long term with clients, depending on their needs. My practice in New Malden is close to Kingston, Richmond, Surbiton and Wimbledon with easy access to London and Surrey via the A3.
I am part of the team of professionals at Brealy Bootcamps, where I deliver group hypnotherapy focusing on weight loss, fitness and motivation, plus confidential individual sessions.
I have also counselled and delivered group workshops in secondary school and with young, single mums.
I am experienced in helping clients on a wide range of difficulties including:
- Weight Loss
- Eating Disorders
- Panic Attacks
- Bereavement, loss/separation
- Redundancy and work issues
- Addiction including alcohol, drugs, gambling and smoking
- Self esteem/confidence
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied Psychology at University of London and went on to train as a counsellor with Relate. My core training was in Psychodynamic and Systemic Counselling. In addition I have qualified in Advanced Hypnotherapy and HypnoHealing.
* Diploma in Psychology University of London
* Certificate in Applied Psychology (Psychotherapy and Counselling) University of London
* Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling Relate
* BACP Member since 2001
* Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy and HypnoHealing Atkinson-Ball College (2008)
* CHBPP: Qualified as a practitioner in easibirthing - hypnotherapy supporting childbirth (2010)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Hypnosis for childbirth
My fees are £50 for ongoing weekly counselling sessions (50 mins) and £70 per session for Hypnotherapy.
I offer a reduced rate for young people, students and those suffering financial hardship at my discretion.
My sessional/course rates for groups vary. Please phone or email for details.
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer flexibility to my clients as much as possible - if you need to change an appointment I could generally find you an alternative time/day in my diary. I also work evenings Mon to Fri.