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As adults, we can form patterns of behaviour as a way of dealing with difficult times we had in our life. 
We can unconsciously repeat certain experiences from our past, and we can can avoid and repress the emotional discomfort this can bring. Eventually, this can catch up with us leading to distress that can be hard to understand. 

My main approach is Psychodynamic Therapy. 
Psychodynamic Therapy has been developed to work with a wide range of symptoms. The belief is that pain manifests in different ways for everyone, and that there is always and underlying cause to make sense of.
Through therapy, we can together become aware of and understand your pain. This can help you lead a more fulfilling life by promoting positive change and increased personal growth. I hope to support you in your journey towards this. 

It is important to remember that improving one's wellbeing by coming to therapy is a courageous step forward in your life. So, it is essential that you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose.  My primary aim is to provide you with a safe and containing space in order for you to communicate your concerns. I find having a compassionate and understanding therapeutic relationship very important for change to occur. 

If you decide to go ahead with therapy, we will have an initial 50 minute meeting. This will give you an opportunity to explore what’s happening for you, understand how I work, and if the therapy I offer can be helpful for you. There is no commitment to return after the initial meeting. You can call or email me to book an initial meeting. If I miss your call, you can leave me a voice message with your contact number and I will return your call. 

Training, qualifications & experience

PostGraduate Diploma Psychodynamic Practice- University of Oxford.

Postgraduate Certificate Psychodynamic Counselling- University of Oxford  

BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy- Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences. 

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.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Initial first meeting: £45

Session fee: £60 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

All sessions will be remote via zoom. The therapy I offer will be once weekly for 50 minutes. 

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom
Darina O'Keeffe

Darina O'Keeffe