Lynne O'Brien MBACP (Accred)
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
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?
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday or Friday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|