Candice O'Neil

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Psychotherapist and Counsellor GMBPsS MSc MA MNCPS (Acc.).
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Loughborough LE12
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About me

Hi, I'm Candice. I'm an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist currently also studying to become a Counselling Psychologist at Doctoral level awaiting my final assessment (viva) I have a broad range of experience and have provided therapy for men and women, adults and young people from a diverse range of personal and professional circumstances and experiences. I have completed specialist training supporting individuals who have experienced acute childhood trauma and I have supported many individuals who subsequently navigate PTSD  however I am skilled and experienced in supporting everything from everyday challenges to more complex and enduring difficulties.  

In addition to working in my private practice, I have over 10 years of experience working in the NHS, experience of working in private forensic mental health settings and two years of experience volunteering in the charity sector.

I feel strongly that at the heart of our therapeutic dynamic will be trust, safety, care, compassion and transparency. I hope to offer you a warm, confidential, safe and supportive environment to allow deep exploration of your lived experiences. I hope this can increase your overall sense of agency in your life, relationships and work. I believe therapy is a collaborative process and I am able to confidently offer you skilled evidenced based therapeutic interventions grounded in theoretical knowledge while we will work towards your uniquely defined goals and desired outcomes.

I have experience of disseminating my professional knowledge in UK media and television and have contributed to national campaigns relating to safeguarding the emotional health of vulnerable groups in the UK population. My personal ethos matches my professional one; I have a firm belief that kindness and compassion, warmth and openness are fundamental to any relationship and I believe in the strength of the human potential. While your therapy will be tailored to your presenting challenges utilising an Existential approach, it will be rooted in the foundational principles of increasing your sense of personal agency, autonomy and the ability to harness growth in your life moving forward. My focus in therapy sessions centre around deep exploration of your narrative accounts can be tailored to meet time specific therapeutic goals and desires or be open ended to create more meaning and purposeful engagement in your life and relationships.

A recent testimonial from Joanna

"Candice supported me for 18 months when I was on an intense journey of self discovery and empowerment. Candice helped me to understand the complex emotional tapestry which accompanied me along the way and I could not have achieved what I did without her"

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate Counselling Psychology DCPsych (in progress)

MSc Psychology (British Psychological Society Accredited)

MA Leadership and Healthcare Management 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Therapies offered

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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer in person sessions Wednesdays.

I use Zoom, Skype and Google Meet video platforms.

Telephone sessions are also available. I can offer early morning & evening sessions on request. 

Further information

I offer in person, online and telephone therapy sessions.

I work with complex presentations or everyday life challenges. 

I can offer short or long term therapy sessions (typically advocating for open ended therapy)

Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12

Sileby, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Google Meet