Deena O'Brien MSc (Psych) Dip.Couns. Dip. Hypnosis
4 Pelham Court
When we are troubled, sad and depressed, anxious or unhappy, we often need someone to talk to - someone who is non-judgemental, who gives us their full attention and who respects our right to be who we are, warts and all. Counselling provides the space that enables us to explore our feelings, hurts, pain and ultimately joy in a safe and confidential environment. My role as a counsellor/therapist is to act as a change agent, in order for you to make the changes you desire for yourself. To help you develop your own competence and self-worth.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 20 years counselling experience with clients from a range of backgrounds and with a wide range of difficulties. I am unshockable. My qualifictions are: MBACP (Snr Accrd); UKRC Reg; Dip. Psychotherapeutic Counselling; Dip Hypnosis with CBT and NLP; Cert. CBT; Cert. Supervision; Cert. Shamanic Practice; MSc Transpersonal Psychology. I endeavour to provide you with the support you need to heal and move forward, and I also work from a spiritual perspective where appropriate. I am also a senior accredited supervisor of other counsellors.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Spirtual issues; Supervision; Past Life/This Life Regression; Soul Retrieval; Shamanic Journeying; Energy Release. I also do EFT which facilitates further healing
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
My fees are £50 per hour, with a minimum fee of £25. I offer concessions for those with lower incomes. For hypnotherapy as a stand alone treatment the fees are £80 for a 2 hour session.
The object of all emotional therapy is to explore your inner world, to heal the past and let go of old beliefs, ideas and fears that are holding you back. It is also important to look at what is causing you difficulty in your life. All of us have problems of one kind or another which can be talked through and hopefully resolved. By offering you the space to do this, and by including hypnosis where appropriate I can help you regain your sense of worth and help you become who you were born to be.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I do my best to be available Monday to Friday, from 9am to 7.30pm. That means my last appointment each day is 7.30pm except for Friday when my latest session is 5pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I work with groups and with individuals and I am a senior accredited supervisor with the BACP. I work integratively with an emphasis on existential/person centred but I am also trained in CBT and transpersonal therapies. My supervisory training was in integrative supervision with Vanya Orlans and Dagmar Edwards. .