Larry O'Carroll BA, CFE, PGDip Coun, MA, Reg.MBACP
I offer a flexible counselling and psychotherapy service to individuals on a short- and long-term basis. For those clients who, because of work and other commitments, are unable to meet on weekdays, sessions are available in the evenings, Monday to Friday, and on Saturday mornings.
My practice, which is is integrative, is principally informed by the psychodynamic and humanistic traditions; when appropriate, I also use CBT and other techniques.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as a BA (Hons) in Sociology and a Certificate in Further Education, I hold the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and MA in Applied Psychoanalytic Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London, where I trained counsellors for 15 years. My experience is extensive and has included working with young people (16+), the depressed and/or anxious, the traumatized, and those struggling with relationship difficulties, drug misuse, sexual orientation and practice(s), and bereavement.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer short- and long-term counselling / therapy. Still convinced that everyday therapeutic support should be available to everybody, let's say £50 a session - when you've got it. I work for less, depending on income. In my neck of the woods, 50 is way over the top. We'll negotiate the fee for the first (last?) session.
Areas of expertise include working with relationship issues, drug (mis)use, depression, anxiety, bereavement, issues of sexual identity and practice, low self-esteem, and life-cycle changes.