Dr Brian O
Hello, my name is Brian O’ Ceallaigh. I am a clinical psychologist based in the south Manchester area.
I work with people experiencing a diverse range of difficulties, including low mood, anxiety, bereavement, and low self-esteem/confidence issues. In addition, I have particular expertise in psychological trauma. This involves working with people to overcome the impact of recent or more distant traumatic events.
I have expertise in working with both adolescents, their families and adults. In addition, I have specialist experience working with mothers who are experiencing mental health problems as a result of having had a baby. This is a time period when women may struggle with their mental health for very understandable reasons, including having had a traumatic delivery or struggling to come to terms with a changed identity.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training, qualifications and experience
I hold a BA. (joint hons.) Degree in Psychology and English literature from the National University of Ireland, Galway; a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Cardiff University; and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Cardiff University.
In addition to my clinical training, I have undertaken a range of specialist postgraduate therapy trainings in Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR – both adult and child & adolescent trainings), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). This allows me to draw on a range of evidence-based models of psychological therapy as required to meet the needs of the people I work with.
I am currently employed as a senior clinical psychologist in an NHS community mental health team. Prior to this, I worked as a clinical psychologist in two specialist NHS child and adolescent mental health services.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Perinatal mental health problems
£100.00 per session
I currently charge £100 per appointment for self-funded psychological assessment and therapy.
Work which is funded through an insurance company is negotiated with that company. In the rare case that there is a shortfall, this would need to be made up by the individual themselves.
I usually see clients on a Monday evening in a therapy room in south Manchester