Lynda O'Connor

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MBACP Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Coventry CV5 & Birmingham B9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome and thank you for viewing my profile. I am a person-centred counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

There are so many reasons why most of us, at some time in our lives’ feel low, lost and in need of support. Sometimes we get to the point where we can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel and this is where I believe counselling can make a difference.

I believe intuitively, we know what we need, but sometimes we find it difficult to be guided by our inner voice. I will work with you therapeutically to help you rediscover what it is you need, to find a way forward and feel safe to explore the changes and decisions that are right for you.

I have worked with many different clients experiencing a wide range of issues including loss, bereavement, depression, anxiety, abuse, low self-esteem and relationship problems but have knowledge and experience in many areas.

I have a specialist interest in working with the effects of loss, which is something we all experience at some point in our lives; be it the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of fertility etc.  Loss can be a life shattering experience and have a profound effect on our emotional-well-being, leaving us feeling alone, depressed, disorientated and empty.

I have always had a passion for working with people and have 25 years’ experience of working in the caring professions and I am truly humbled to have worked with a diverse client group of adults and young people.

I work in a gentle, empathic way with my clients, offering a safe, warm and confidential environment, where you can leave the world and its judgements at the door and just be you.

What to expect in the first session..

I appreciate how difficult it can be to take that first step into exploring therapy so during the first session together, we will look at your needs and expectations and what you would like to achieve from counselling.

If you are unsure if counselling is right for you at this moment in time and would like to talk this through, or would just like to book an appointment please contact me on 07795 360772.

If I am with a client please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can.

Training, qualifications & experience


Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 5 Diploma in psychotherapeutic Counselling


Agency Counsellor working with adults

Sessional Counsellor working with young people

Bereavement Counsellor in a Hospice setting

Experience of working/counselling Autistic people.

Numerous short and long term training courses for working with a wide range of issues, eg Bereavement and loss, suicide and euthanasia, miscarriage, eating issues, domestic violence, post traumatic stress and many more...

I also provide therapy to trainee counsellors.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees: £50 per session

I offer reduced rates for students and anyone on a low income, although these are subject to availability. Please contact me for more information.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer both afternoon and evening appointments Monday to Friday, Weekend appointments also available.

Further information

How I deliver therapy:

Long-term face-to-face work

Short-term face-to-face work


Coventry, County (optional), CV5

Birmingham, B9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

I work from a quiet location with easy parking and disabled access. I can offer appointments during the day and evenings.

Lynda O'Connor
Lynda O'Connor