Dr Hannah O'Brien (CPsychol, MBACP Accred)
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and an accredited psychodynamic counsellor with ten years clinical experience working in various settings across the community, education and the NHS.
I see people who perhaps need help navigating their way through a difficult time or event in their lives. I offer a warm, non-judgemental setting for us to talk together about some of your current difficulties. In time, we will begin to understand your emotional experiences with greater insight, which can bring relief.
It may be that you are struggling to cope with a specific life event such as a loss, illness, relationship or change of circumstance. Perhaps you are feeling low in mood, anxious or overwhelmed but the reasons for this seem unclear. I have worked with a range of difficulties and will be happy to discuss what is troubling you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I comply with the continuing professional development requirements of my profession including:
- British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy: Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor (MBACP Accred)
- British Psychological Society: Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol)
- The Health Care and Professions Council: Registered Counselling Psychologist
I have breadth and depth of experience across time limited work in the NHS and long-term work in community and charitable settings. I come from a teaching background and continue to teach alongside my clinical practice.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees start from £70.
If you are interested in working with me then feel free to make contact.