About me

I have spaces available at the moment.

I work with people individually (both young people of secondary school age and adults). I always aim to tailor the counselling to you and your specific needs. I can work with you on an open-ended basis, or for a shorter time (e.g. 12 sessions, which can be reviewed as needed).

As an integrative counsellor I am trained in different counselling models, including Psychodynamic, Person-centred, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

I have been counselling people in private practice since 2013.

I am available for sessions by Zoom, email or by phone during the current pandemic. I usually offer face to face sessions, and will update my profile when I am starting to do so again.

Training, qualifications & experience

My main training was an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (Adv Dip), which I completed in 2013.

I have completed shorter training courses in areas such as:

  • Attachment and Trauma
  • Working with Dissociative Disorders
  • Working with Young People

I am a Sesame Practitioner, and am trained in the Sesame model, which uses creative forms of self-expression to explore the inner self, connection and meaning. I am happy to facilitate those who would like to use use creative methods in their individual sessions.

As well as my private practice, I have counselling experience in a GP surgery, where I have worked with a wide range of people with varied needs, and in a centre for carers.

I also have experience of working with people in the voluntary sector for many years. This has equipped me to support survivors of abuse and complex trauma, people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health difficulties and other health challenges. I have also worked with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or gender neutral clients, and with people from a wide range of faiths and cultures. I am able to work with people who dissociate, or with their partners. I have understanding of the unique challenges faced by people who dissociate, and for those close to them.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • self-care
  • working with the inner child
  • subpersonalities
  • childhood issues
  • memories
  • incest
  • spiritual abuse
  • organised abuse
  • cyberstalking
  • cyberharassment


Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£50 per session


I am available at various times in the week, but not at weekends.

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Abbie O'Connor

Abbie O'Connor