Shane O'Brien MBACP (Accred), PG Dip. Couns.
92-94 Tooley Street
07490 417 120
Though we do carry our past experiences, upbringing and patterns with us, we are so much more than that too. The aim of the therapy is to expand our awareness, so that we can move beyond our patterns and experiences to make choices that serve us. We can explore in a safe environment what makes your life meaningful as well as what you would like to change.
In addition to Psychosynthesis, I also work with techniques from: Gestalt, Autogenic Training, NLP, Kinesiology, Meditation and Family Constellations.
The work can be challenging, dynamic, compassionate and creative, and invites you to use your innate potential, your talents and limitations; your challenges and triumphs.
What is Psychosynthesis?
Psychosynthesis is based on the work of Dr Roberto Assagioli, who was originally a student of Freud. Psychosynthesis emerges out of Freudian thinking and develops a view of the human psyche that looks at human potential as well as human suffering.
When it is balanced and healthy, human growth proceeds in all directions: it looks like an expanding sphere rather than a straight line. It is for precisely this reason that Psychosynthesis endeavours to take into consideration all the dimensions of human life which truly matter and which, if left unacknowledged, lead to a fragmented, even absurd existence:
- The emergence of will and self-determination
- The sharpening of the mind
- The enjoyment of beauty
- The enrichment of the imagination
- The awakening of the intuition
- The realisation of love
- The discovery of the Self and its purpose.
(Piero Ferrucci, 1982, What We May Be, Turnstone Press)
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a postgraduate diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from the University of East London. I am an accredited member (MBACP Accred) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their ethical framework. I enjoy helping to empower people to manifest their potential, and find meaning in their wide-ranging experiences.
I have been an actor and singer for many years. I have also directed several choirs and done a number of vocal arrangements for them. I have coached performers helping them to engage with their material and their audience. I have worked extensively with actors, singers, performers and creatives utilising my awareness and experience of the unique challenges within the entertainment industry.
Recognising the need for unity in diversity, I have been involved in the fields of personal development and community development for over 20 years. I have worked as a facilitator for the Institute for the Healing of Racism, and consulted with police and faith communities after the 7/7 bombings in London 2005. I worked at the City Lit (adult education college) for three academic years offering counselling to students and staff. I have also assisted on numerous workshops for personal and professional development. I regularly assist in training new counsellors and find that work very rewarding.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Stage fright/Performance anxiety.
The sessions last for 50 minutes and occur weekly.
The current fee is £60 per session.
I consider concessions when I can.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have a Certificate in Supervision from the Centre for Supervision and Team Development, London.View supervision profile