About me

I am not currently taking on new clients

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PsychD Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology, University of Surrey
  • Level 4 certificate in counselling children, CPCAB
  • Introduction to teaching Mindfulness, Oxleas Trust
  • Internship with the Calgary Family Therapy Programme, University of Calgary
  • Hypnosis for physical health conditions, Hypnosis Unit UK, University College London
  • Introduction and advanced practice in compassion focused therapy.

I have extensive experience in the NHS of working with people adjusting to living with long term physical health problems, through to end of life care. I have experience of supporting individuals, couples and families in living with difficult symptoms, pain and the psychological consequences of these, such as anxiety, low mood and panic attacks.

I have practised mindfulness meditation for many years and offer mindfulness skills as appropriate to clients.

I am experienced in working with adults with a range of mental health problems and offer a safe, consistent therapeutic space in which to explore the beliefs, habits and feelings that can affect everyday life and wellbeing in order to create choices and new perspectives.

I have completed a CPCAB accredited certificate in counselling children with the charity Place2be and now offer individual sessions privately to children and young people.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


Bishop's Stortford

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Unfortunately there is a step to access the building.

Dr Joanna O'Sullivan

Dr Joanna O'Sullivan