Moráen O'Byrne

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BSc Psychology, PGDip Professional Counselling, PGCE, MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Preston, Lancashire, PR1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a registered integrative psychotherapist, life coach & university lecturer. 

I mould my therapy to my client's individual needs but find the quickest shifts can often be achieved by working with overwhelming and challenging emotions that can be keeping us locked and controlled by the past. Therapy can help us start to master our emotions and learn to use them to help us release past hurts and direct us towards the happiness and connection we crave, helping us tap into our inner wisdom and courage. 

My coaching practice is more goal orientated and aims to facilitate my clients to maximise their full potential. Working collaboratively, clients can start to explore the fears and limitations that are holding them back and learn to move past these blocks. Stepping out of our comfort zone is where the real growth happens, but this can only be achieved when we feel safe enough to start letting go of our limiting beliefs. 

Bespoke packages available on request & following initial consultation. Contact me for further discussion & exploration of needs. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology.
  • PGDip in Professional Counselling. 
  • Advanced Certificate in Person Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression.
  • Level 1 in Emotional Focused Therapy. 
  • PGCE in Further Education & Training.
  • Coaching, Advice & Guidance. 
  • Understanding & Managing self Harm.
  • The Nature & Neuroscience of Trauma.
  • The Assessment & Risk Assessment of Children & Adolescents in Crisis.
  • Childhood Loss & Bereavement. 
  • Polyvagal Theory for Therapy.
  • Object Relations Theory.
  • Pluralistic Principles and Practice. 
  • Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine. 
  • Biochemistry for nutritional wellbeing.
  • National Learning Mentor Training. 
  • Building Resilience.
  • Working with Parents.
  • De-escalating & Managing Challenging Behaviour. 
  • Certified Warm Date Host / People Need People for the International Bateson Institute. 

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon & Tuesday morning & afternoon sessions can be effected by teaching commitments and may not be available all weeks. 

Further information

Current roles & experience

  • University Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy & Neuroscience for counselling. 
  • Psychotherapeutic counsellor/coach/trainer The Curious Paradox.

I have vast experience of working as a teacher, therapist and residential social worker in:

  • Schools/Colleges/University
  • The NHS
  • Young offender’s institute
  • Children’s homes

Preston, Lancashire, PR1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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The therapy room in my main premises is on the ground floor but has no toilet is available. A second premises is available on request that does have full access on the ground floor.

Online platforms

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Moráen O'Byrne
Moráen O'Byrne