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Registered Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred) BScHons,PGDip

About me

Counselling and Psychotherapy for Adults-  I practice from a psychoanalytic approach. The time used is for us to work together with the more disturbed parts of your mind and I promise to use all my skills and knowledge to help you understand the meaning behind your symptoms and difficulties.

I offer my time to explore with you, the sources of your pain and help you develop your capacity to think psychologically about your difficulties. 
I am a Registered Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred) with over 10 years experience. I have worked for an NHS Clinic in Westminster for several years and NGOs in East London. I now run my Private Psychotherapy practice in North London while also offering some of my time in a psychotherapy clinic in Marylebone.

In my private psychotherapy practice I provide therapy for Young Professionals needing a warm, supportive and consistent therapy that is deeply thoughtful and containing. I will help you understand your ambivalent and conflicting feelings about work, self and others.  My approach includes making meaningful links to your past which helps to make sense of whats happening with you today. 

Contact me directly on 07714793242 for a brief consultation and we book in a time for a full assessment. 

Visit my website for further information 

Training, qualifications & experience

Mental Health Role: Registered Psychotherapist
Credential Type: Membership
Membership Organization: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. Membership Type: Accredited Member
Membership ID / Number: 206147
Principal training: Post Grad Dip in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Degree/Diploma: Dip in Group analysis London
Year I Began Practice: 2011

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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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Further information

Call for a brief chat and to see how I can help you, then we can book in an assessment if you would like. 

Each session lasts for 50 minutes, and takes place on the same day and at the time each week. Treatment is usually reviewed after the initial 6 weeks to see if you and I are a good fit. Then if you wish to work deeper, therapy can continue for longer, with an expectation that you give 4 weeks notice and discuss a planned ending. 

Or you can send an email: orlaighmckenna1@gmail.com with inquiries

Therapy sessions are currently operating online.

If I feel you are better suited to another type of service, I will give you recommendations and signpost you to other options. 

Type of session

In person

Types of client


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