James O'Shea

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UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
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Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 5QX
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I have thirty years experience of working in mental health services and the NHS. I worked within the Lincoln Dynamic Specialty for the last ten years as a Senior Adult Psychotherapist. I have completed a UKCP accredited training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and come under the CPJA section of the UKCP. I have been an associate lecturer on the undergraduate psychology degree at Lincoln University. I have worked with individuals and groups offering short and longer term therapy. Like most explorative therapies, if people want to understand themselves better, then please get in contact. If you want to get in contact with the creative side to yourself, therapy can help achieve this goal. I have appointments Monday through to Saturday - weekdays 7am-9pm and Saturdays 8am-6pm
I am based at 62, Sewell Road, Lincoln, LN2 5QX. It is located in the Lincoln area. There are limited free parking facilities. There is a comfortable waiting area and toilets, with disabled access and facilities. I am also offering online therapy via Zoom, Whatsapp and Facetime.

What is dynamic psychothe

This therapy involves looking at the underlying sources of your current emotional distress embedded in memory and personality. Sometimes these sources are unconscious and hard to explore by yourself.

Dynamic Psychotherapy draws on psychoanalytic theories of the development of emotions, fantasies and experiences. Many emotional problems stem from troubled and difficult relationships, especially those in the formative years during childhood and adolescence.

Exploring conflicts and troubled aspects of life provides an opportunity to make changes.

Thinking about yourself and your life, with a therapist, can bring an increased awareness so that problems can be faced and accepted.

Psychotherapy takes time and needs commitment as it can be difficult to talk about yourself at first.

Who benefits from psychoanalytic/psychodynamic/dynamic psychotherapy

Dynamic psychotherapy is an appropriate form of therapy for people suffering longstanding emotional problems which stem from difficult and/or traumatic circumstances.

Sometimes the traumatic pattern can go on being repeated until worked through in therapy.

Often there is a combination of a number of problems, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Inability to feel, or express feelings
  • Difficulties with anger
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Social isolation
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Low self esteem
  • Identity difficulties
  • Eating disorders
  • Memories of abuse
  • Unresolved difficulties with loss or bereavement

    When you begin working on your difficulties you may feel worse before you feel better. It may be because you are talking about things which are painful to you and this can be distressing. It may be because talking to your therapist causes you anxiety and discomfort as you work through this.

    I can talk with you about this, so that you can make sense of your feelings as they arise.

    I provide consultation, weekly individual brief and long term therapy. I offer group psychotherapy. Consultation can be an opportunity to decide which type of therapy might suit you best.
  • I abide by the UKCP code of ethics and have a current enhanced DBS check
  • Therapy is provided in a friendly and private environment.

I am recognised by BUPA, AXA and AVIVA as a provider of psychotherapy I have a full current DBS check since April 2017

Training, qualifications & experience

R.M.N 1990 Warwickshire Healthcare Trust
1992 ENB 660 - psychodynamic psychotherapy Uffculme Clinic Birmingham
2000 B.Phil.Ed Professional Studies, Birmingham University
2001 Foundation course in Group Psychotherapy
2005 PGCert Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Derby University
2006 PGDip Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Derby University
2007-2015 UKCP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training through the South Trent Training CPJA section
1990 -2020 Various CPD events

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

£65 for an initial one hour consultation
£60 for 50 minutes of individual therapy work
£15 per person for 1 hour 30 minutes of group psychotherapy - this will depend on a group of six group members. I am currently starting a low cost group and fees are negotiable.

I have limited sessions if people want reduced rates. This is something to discuss in the initial consultation.

I am able to offer psychodynamic supervision to counsellors or therapists. Please get in contact to discuss this.

Payment is via cash, cheque, bank transfer or paypal. The initial consultation would be expected to be paid prior to the appointment.

I am recognised by BUPA, AXA, AVIVA as a provider of psychotherapy.

When I work

Mondays through to Saturdays. Appointments from 7am- 9pm weekdays or 8-6pm weekends

Further information

I have spaces Monday through to Saturdays

62 Sewell Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 5QX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Close to Lincoln hospital. There is limited free parking.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

I offer psychodynamic informed supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists offering individual, couple or group work and trainees in training

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