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About me

I am an experienced counsellor and psychosexual therapist. My background is in midwifery, sexual health and psychosexual therapy and I have long experience working with teenage/ young adult clients and family problems. I have also been a lecturer in these subjects.
I have years of experience with issues around bereavement, depression, relationships, separation or divorce, work based problems and coping with the changes that life throws at us.
For those who have low self esteem or anxiety we can work together to improve your situation.
I also use EFT or tapping to help if the problem is addiction, phobias, anger management or PTSD.
I work with an open mind and will support clients in improving their life whatever they feel is the problem. Ex-offenders welcome.
Couples counselling at any stage of a relationship is something I can assist with for couples or single, Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Confused or Trans. If clients want life to improve we can work together on any issue.
I have worked in Universities, hospitals and FE colleges, for EAP providers and independently.
MA in race relations and ethnic studies and midwifery, sexual health and contraception qualifications. Training and qualifications in counselling , supervision, life coaching and psychosexual therapy and couples counselling.
Comfortable with telephone and Zoom consultations
Experience of working with ex-offenders and their families.
Co author of "the Bullying Culture" with Ruth Hadikin concerning NHS bullying.If you want life to improve we can work together on any issue.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered midwife, counsellor, psychosexual therapist and teacher.
Supervisor for students and qualified practitioners who hold a client case folder.

I have worked in Universities, hospitals and FE colleges. I worked in a charity for young people, for EAP providers and independently.

MA in race relations and ethnic studies and midwifery, sexual health and contraception qualifications.

Experience of working with ex-offenders.
Co author of "the Bullying Culture" with Ruth Hadikin concerning NHS bullying.

Happy to welcome anyone who wants to improve their life.
Member of BACP and COSRT

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family problems
Loss and bereavement
Redundancy and life changes

Depression and sadness

Criminal justice problems for families of accused

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£35 an hour. If you want me to come to you, then I may request a contribution towards petrol costs, depending on distance.

reductions for students and others which we can discuss


varies but can do mornings, evenings and weekends

Comfortable with telephone and zoom remote sessions until covid has disappeared

Further information

In my private life I am a Mum of two and grandmother of 7  and great Grandma of two. These family members keep me up to date with current problems and stresses from trying to get car insurance, to the job/ apprenticeship difficulties, financial problems, relationships, bullying, pressures, justice, as well as the joys and successes that also appear.
My passions are reading and the theatre, especially amateur and semi-professional groups.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified supervisor for everyone who manages their own case load.

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Muriel O'Driscoll

Muriel O'Driscoll