Aileen O'Farrell MBACP
Hello, my name is Aileen O'Farrell. I am a fully qualified and experienced Humanistic counsellor working in Crystal Palace, London Bridge and City of London. 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 in my private therapy rooms in Crystal Palace, London Bridge or City of London. I also offer Skype or telephone sessions for people who are unable to travel.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling
- Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
- Certificate in Brief Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer Skype and telephone sessions to people who are unable to travel or who have accessibility requirements.
I offer early morning and evening sessions. Daytime sessions may also be available
Types of client