Brendan Mc Conville MA (Dis) Psych/Counselling, BACP reg.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist with over 25 years experience of working with a wide range of emotional issues including anxiety, addiction, bereavement, depression and relational difficulties.
I offer short/medium-term counselling sessions that focus on current unresolved or recent painful life events, which can be explored and talked through in a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental space. I also offer open-ended therapy working more from a psychodynamic perspective, recognizing that ongoing current problems and difficulties in the present can often be linked to earlier experiences.
Both short and medium term sessions as well as open-ended psychotherapy can be arranged according to your individual wishes and needs at the first consultation. This initial consultation will be an opportunity to meet and talk about the issues that you are seeking help with and look into how therapy may help you. There is no obligation on you to continue with therapy after this initial meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA with Distinction in Counselling & Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths University, London 2014 and my first degree at North London University in 1991 was a BA (Honours) Humanities in Hispanic Studies and Classical Civilization.
Additional training includes;
- Bereavement/Trauma/PTSD Training: Camden, City, Islington and Westminster Bereavement Centre 2013-2015.
- Effective Counselling, Effective Brief Psychotherapy; Understanding the Cycle of Depression, How to lift Depression; How to tell stories that Heal; The Fast Trauma and Phobia Cure; Addiction: Understanding how to stop addictive behavior; Understanding Autism: Mindfields College; Human Givens Diploma Courses in Psychotherapy: Regents Park College, London 2006-2007.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Introductory Course: London June 2004.
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy Training: London 2002.
- Diploma in Substance Misuse Motivational Interviewing Training: London 1998
- Wide range of continual professional development in Psychotherapeutic, Substance Misuse and Mental Health fields.
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
Consultation and fees
To arrange an initial consultation or to ask any questions you may have you can contact me by post, telephone, text or email. Consultation fee is £60 with sessions costing from £50 to £60 depending on financial circumstances. Consultation and sessions last 50 minutes. There are further reduced fees available for those on a low income and/or benefits.