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
Experience includes working as:-
Counsellor for the Renal & Cancer Service at Dorset County Hospital
Counsellor at Weldmar Hospicecare
Cruse Bereavement Care Trainer
Cruse Volunteer Bereavement Support Worker
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?, Safeguarding, Working with children of Narcissists, Asperger, Autism and ADHD, A is for Autism Conference, Transgender Identities, An audience with Irvin Yalom, Working with disordered eating - Anorexia, An evening with Emmy Van Deurzen
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
Initial 30 minutes introductory meeting - free
Counselling session of 1 hour - £40
Students or concessionary session of 1 hour - to be agreed
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, Tuesday and Thursday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|