About me

As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, my experience involves helping people with the emotional and psychological difficulties that arise in their lives. At times of emotional difficulty and doubt, our confidence can be challenged, we can begin to feel anxious and our mood becomes depressed.

Issues that arise in the present can trigger feelings and experiences from the past, leading to difficulties in dealing with our current lives. Sharing our thoughts when we feel low or anxious can really help to understand why you are feeling the way you are.

Perhaps we need to be “heard” to talk about feelings and issues we would never share with others. Your feelings may have roots in your past, or may stem from current emotional dilemmas, it is not always easy to say how we became to feel the way we do.

This is where counselling can help, providing a secure and confidential environment to share your feelings and thoughts without being judged or assessed.

I work with a range of people and issues, and I also have experience working with young people and drug and alcohol abuse and related issues

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced and qualified counsellor, a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling And Psychotherapy). As an MBACP member, I work to their ethical framework.

I have an advanced Diploma in therapeutic counselling, a degree in Psychology., currently studying for an MA in existential coaching

I am experienced in working with a range of emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, and how these often arise through our relationships with ourselves and others. I also work with issues around abuse, trauma, loss and bereavement, relationship breakdown and identity.

My experience also includes working with clients on issues related to the use of drugs and alcohol

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer an initial free telephone or video consultation, to explore the reasons why you are looking for counselling. It offers you an opportunity to ask me any questions about counselling.

My usual fees are £40.00 to £50.00 per session, however, I offer concessions for students, the unemployed, and the elderly.

In our initial session, whether this is by telephone, video or face to face, we can explore us working together and should you decide to proceed we will arrange future appointments, dates and times. All sessions are 50 minutes in duration.

I ask that should you need to cancel an appointment you give as much notice as you are able to, and should you cancel with less than 24 hours I will have to charge for this at the usual rate. There is no charge for holiday breaks if informed in advance.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available to take on new clients, I am able to see clients in person, or if preferred via selected online platforms. Open to earlier or later times

Further information

My office is a clean, warm, and relaxing space to support the therapeutic process. In my practice I work relationally, providing a space in which you are able to feel safe and supported to enable you to explore what are sometimes difficult and challenging issues. 

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Brian Odonovan

Brian Odonovan