Leah O'Shaughnessy BA (Hons), Dipl., MBACP (Reg)
I am a professionally qualified and experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist offering long and short term counselling to adults and young people over the age of 16. I work in Bromley and Liverpool Street, London. I specialise in bereavement.
Bereavement is a particular kind of loss that can be very hard to process. Whilst grief is not something you ever ‘get over’, I can help you find ways to deal with your feelings around your loss, and to see a way forward by helping you find an enduring connection with your loved one.
Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by life's pressures and difficulties and this can cause problems such as anxiety and depression. Past or present issues can cause emotional turmoil and it can be difficult to make sense of life's puzzle. I offer a safe, warm, non judgmental environment where you might be able to put some of the pieces back together.
I work integratively, meaning I can draw on different theories to suit each individual client, their needs and issues. If you don't want to explore childhood issues that's ok. If you would like to explore early attachment and get in touch with your inner child that's ok too. I know from my own experience of therapy that it takes a lot of courage to take that first step, and I will do my best to make you feel relaxed, settled and comfortable.
My areas of expertise include loss and bereavement, trauma, anxiety, depression, low self esteem and helping you find meaning in your life. I am also interested in the relationship between body and mind, as well as spiritual and faith issues.
I am also a rewind technique practitioner which can be used to treat any type of post traumatic stress. It removes involuntary recall (eg flashbacks) of the event. It usually takes 1-2 sessions. Please see my website or contact me for more details.
I graduated from Kingston University with a BA (Hons) Degree in English Literature and then went on to do a Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling at CPTA (Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Academy) in London.
Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly.
I am in regular supervision and am fully insured.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 2 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Bereavement Training (Ascentis) with Cruse Bereavement Care
- Accredited member of the Foundation of Infant Loss
- Rewind Technique practitioner
- Certificate in Proficiency (BACP)
I also work as a volunteer counsellor at Cruse Bereavement Care, and have experience of working with teenagers in a secondary school.
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to its ethical guidelines and standards, assuring clients of high standards of professional care.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Spiritual and faith issues
Photos & videos
Rewind technique for post traumatic stress (2 sessions) £150 (This can also be incorporated into longer term therapy).
Student counsellors £45
There is plenty of parking at my Bromley practice or alternatively it is easily accessible via bus or train (2 minute walk from Bromley South station).
My London practice is a 4 minute walk from either Liverpool St or Moorgate tube stations, or a 12 minute walk from Cannon Street station.
I work in Bromley Monday to Wednesday daytime and evenings, Friday daytime and Saturday mornings.
I work in Liverpool Street on Thursday afternoon/evenings.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Bromley - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday daytime and evenings, Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
London - Thursdays 3pm-9pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
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