Dr John O'Connor
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of post-qualification experience who is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I identify and treat psychological problems across the entire spectrum with particular expertise in depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions and work/relationship issues.
I use a range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and am passionate about identifying and using clients’ personal virtues in tackling psychological distress.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuroscience
Registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
BPS accredited Doctorate Clinical Psychology
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£110 per hour
I am Head of Psychological Therapies at a private psychiatric hospital in Surrey and Director of malonepsychologyservices.co.uk. I completed clinical training in East London under the supervision of Prof Mary Boyle and have worked in a variety of NHS settings including Great Ormond St Hospital and Ealing Primary Care Trust. My Doctoral research explored the diagnosis of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and was completed at The Institute of Psychotrauma in London.
In 2008 I was appointed at Consultant level by The Ministry of Defence to lead the provision of mental health services in the UK and Germany. I am also widely recognised as an Expert Witness and have conducted many assessments for the courts.