About me

Hello, my name is Catherine.

Sometimes in life we all need a listening ear.  That listening ear might not be from a friend or family member but someone who holds no judgment, someone you can trust and accepts you for who you really are in the present moment.

I am a trained integrative counsellor and trainer in counselling skills.  I believe that with the right conditions one can overcome difficulties and challenges within ones life through a deep understanding and acceptance of self through thoughts, feelings, behaviours and experiences.

If you feel I might be that person, I would be honoured to walk alongside you on your courageous journey of personal development and I look forward very much, to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Introduction to Counselling Certificate (CPCAB)
  • Counselling Skills Certificate Level 2 (CPCAB)
  • Counselling Skills Certificate Level 3 (CPCAB)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • Diploma in CBT Hypnotherapy (School of Hypnotherapy)
  • Diploma in Stress Management (School of Hypnotherapy)

Member organisations


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.


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Day and Evening

Some Saturdays 


The Abbey Clinic
6A Albert Road
DA17 5LJ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client


Key details

DBS check

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Catherine O’Connor

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