Kerry O'Shaughnessy

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UKCP Reg Psychotherapist and Counsellor, MBACP
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Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I provide counselling and psychotherapy from my home in Felixstowe, Suffolk.  My consulting room acts a safe and friendly environment where we can talk and explore 'what's on your mind'.

Sometimes we lose sight of ourselves and need a little help reconnecting, sometimes we become lost and sometimes we have that familiar experience of "why is this happening to me again?".  My own journey in therapy and my experience as a therapist is that psyohotherapeutic change is a process, a journey of getting to know ourselves and awareness of how we relate to ourselves and others.

My approach is as a Relational Transactional Analyst.  I believe it is the relationship that is formed between client and therapist that is paramount - it is often in the relationships of our past where trauma and pain occurred, so working relationally is where the healing can begin. Through understanding how we relate to others, we gain insights into how we relate to ourselves and find the potential for healing and change.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor.

My qualifications are:
MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA).
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and also a member of IARTA and EATA

I have experience in working with individuals with a range of presenting issues, from self-exploration, relationship difficulties, loss, sexuality, identity and past traumas and early childhood experiences which may have an impact on their lives and relationships today.

Before moving to Suffolk, I had a private practice in London for 10+ years, working mostly long-term with a diverse and multi-cultural adult client group aged from late teens to those 70+.

I offer in-depth long-term counselling and psychotherapy or short-term work - everyone is different and "one size" definitely does not suit all.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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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£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session

When I work

Day time and some evening session times available

Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

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Kerry O'Shaughnessy
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