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About me

I am an experienced Counsellor working in Uxbridge, Middlesex, and I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I consider the Client / Counsellor relationship to be key and offer a person-centred therapeutic approach.  I have worked with Clients on many issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and domestic violence.  I also have areas of particular experience including bereavement and working with adolescents.

Involvement with a Hospice while training facilitated my greater knowledge and understanding of bereavement and allows me to support Clients as they struggle with loss.  Working for Kidscape and Kids Can Achieve, with a focus on young people, enhances my initial Counselling work which was undertaken at LINK, a local Young Persons Centre.

I offer Clients a safe and confidential space to explore whatever difficulties they may be experiencing in life, together with acceptance, warmth and a non-judgemental manner.  I offer both short and long term counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Theory                                                                                    
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
                                                                                                  
My specialism is bereavement although I also work directly with young people and adults on a wide range of issues.

I am a member of BACP, thereby I comply with their code of ethics.

I receive regular supervision and am committed to on-going professional development.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adolescence

Bereavement

Parenting                                                                                                            

Suicide

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£45 per session - 20% concession negotiable for students and low income / key workers or unwaged.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

Quiet location close to bus routes, 427, 607, A10, and Piccadilly and Metropolitan Line Underground Stations.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Although my place of work does not have wheelchair accessibility, I offer therapy sessions via Telephone, Facetime, Zoom and Skype.

Availability

Evening appointments are offered and daytime appointments can be available on Saturdays.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Kathy O'Connor MBACP

Kathy O'Connor MBACP