Aileen O'Farrell MBACP
Hello, my name is Aileen O'Farrell. I am a fully qualified and experienced Humanistic counsellor, currently offering on-line sessions via telephone or video call. I offer a safe, compassionate and confidential place to explore difficult feelings, relationships and patterns of behaviour.
How can counselling help?
You may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, loss or depression. Maybe you are facing challenges at work or in your personal relationships. Perhaps you have developed unhealthy coping mechanisms such as using alcohol, food or other substances/behaviours to sooth difficult feelings. If so, I can help.
As a Humanistic counsellor, I believe that everyone has the capacity for change and growth; these are natural processes that can become stunted through difficult life experiences and patterns. By exploring how we relate to ourselves and to others, we can increase our awareness and have more choice in how we live our lives.
I am a fully qualified and experienced Humanistic counsellor working in private practise and the voluntary sector. Prior to training as a counsellor, I worked for over 20 years as a senior manager and coach for large organisations and so I have a deep understanding of work-related pressures and their impact on family and personal relationships. Over the past 6 years I have also supported many people in addressing their relationships with alcohol, food and internet/social media.
It is very important when looking for a counsellor that you find someone that you are comfortable to work with. The first step will be for us to have an introductory phone call so I can understand your reasons for seeking counselling and we can see how we could work together.
Once we are happy to proceed, we will then arrange to meet regularly. Currently this will be via video or telephone sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling
- Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
- Certificate in Brief Therapy
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50 per hour depending on location
I offer a limited number of slots at concessionary rate for trainee counsellors, please contact me for details.