About me

If you have reached a crisis point in your life, I can help you work through your concerns and move forward. Your challenges may be recent or longstanding - either way you have decided that now is the time to take this courageous step in asking for help and with my support you can find your own power and live the life you deserve. With over twenty six years experience of working as a therapist with couples, individuals, young people and groups (Relate 1996-2011 alongside a private practice in New Malden, KT3), I offer a secure and confidential therapeutic environment. I am 'Enhanced CRB' checked, and as a Member of the BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work regularly with my Clinical Supervisor to ensure best practice.

How I Work
Drawing on Psychodynamic and Person-centred theory, I use an integrative approach in my counselling work. I am qualified as an Advanced Hypnotherapist and HypnoHealer, and I combine my extensive counselling experience with hypnotherapy when appropriate. I work both short and long term with clients, depending on their needs. My practice in New Malden is close to Kingston, Richmond, Surbiton and Wimbledon with easy access to London and Surrey via the A3.

I was part of the team of professionals at Brealy Bootcamps, where I delivered group hypnotherapy focusing on weight loss, fitness and motivation, plus confidential individual sessions.

The way in which I combine counselling and hypnotherapy is very effective in helping with TRAUMA, FEAR and ANXIETY.  It is, therefore, a powerful means of working with the current challenges brought about by the Covid-19 epidemic.

I have also counselled and delivered group workshops in secondary school and with young, single mums.

I am experienced in helping clients on a wide range of difficulties including:

  • Relationships
  • Weight Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Stress
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement, loss/separation
  • Redundancy and work issues
  • Addiction including alcohol, drugs, gambling and smoking
  • Self esteem/confidence

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied Psychology at University of London and went on to train as a counsellor with Relate. My core training was in Psychodynamic and Systemic Counselling. In addition I have qualified in Advanced Hypnotherapy and HypnoHealing.

* Diploma in Psychology University of London
* Certificate in Applied Psychology (Psychotherapy and Counselling) University of London
* Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling Relate
* BACP Member since 2001
* Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy and HypnoHealing Atkinson-Ball College (2008)
* CHBPP: Qualified as a practitioner in easibirthing - hypnotherapy supporting childbirth (2010)

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

Hypnosis for childbirth

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Equine therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

My fees are £50 for ongoing weekly counselling sessions (50 mins) and £70 per session for Hypnotherapy.

I offer a reduced rate for young people, students and those suffering financial hardship at my discretion.

My session/course rates for groups vary. Please phone or email for details.


I offer flexibility to my clients as much as possible - if you need to change an appointment I could generally find you an alternative time/day in my diary. I also work evenings Mon to Fri.

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

New Malden

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Pat O'Connor

Pat O'Connor