Lynne O'Brien MBACP (Accred)

Lynne O'Brien MBACP (Accred)



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About me

Hello, my name is Lynne O'Brien. I am an experienced, qualified counsellor registered with the British Association of Counsellors & Pyschotherapists. I am an open and approachable person who is easy to talk to.

In our lives sometimes we are faced with situations that can have an overwhelming effect on us and it becomes difficult to cope. Holding on to our feelings and thoughts can cause us to react in unhelpful ways and may also lead to physical symptoms. It is helpful to talk to someone, to explore what is happening, to heighten awareness and help with setting goals or to be heard, acknowledged and understood.

I am person-centred and work integratively, this means

  • I build working relationships with genuine non-judgemental respect, promoting a feeling of safety to encourage exploration of your feelings, helping you to make sense of your world, and
  • I am able to use various techniques that may help. Just as we are all different, alternative styles or techniques in counselling can help with each person.

I look forward to meeting you.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP (Accred)

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (level 5) - Ironmill Institute

Employed part-time as Counsellor for the Renal & Cancer Service at Dorset County Hospital

Volunteer counsellor at Weldmar Hospicecare

Was Cruse Bereavement Care trainer for 5 years and Cruse Volunteer Bereavement Support Worker for 8 years until 2014.

Was a Volunteer Counsellor for Dorset Listening Service - working with people over 50

My background is in management and training, CIPD qualified Trainer.

Recent workshops attended include: Working with Dreams, Working with Disassociation, Working with self harm and self injury, Domestic Violence - No Excuse for Abuse Conference, Trauma and the body, Creating the Therapeutic Relationship, a Pluristic Approach, Drug and Alchohol Awareness, Ethical Framework and the law, Introduction to Motivational Interviewing, Compassion Focused Therapy, Working with Teenagers, Living Well and Dying Well, How do people change, The impact of trauma on stories of self, Am I being bullied?

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Initial 30 minutes introductory meeting - free

Counselling session of 1 hour - £35

Students or concessionary session of 1 hour - £25

Please contact me if further concession is required.

Purpose built counselling room in grounds of home.
Central location on main bus routes.
Home visits available if necessary.

Maps & Directions

Weymouth, DT4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme