Priyanka O'Neill - BSc, PGDip, MBACP
It takes a great deal of courage to seek out help and support at difficult times in our lives. If you’re here reading this and wondering if you might benefit from therapy, then you’ve already taken a huge step.
Perhaps you’re here because you’ve recently experienced a bereavement, breakdown of a relationship or illness. Or maybe you would like a space to explore patterns of behaviour and ways of being in the world that you realise no longer serve you. Therapy can offer a space for insight, understanding, growth and change. I believe that we all have the capacity to flourish and that therapy can offer an opportunity to open up new ways of being in the world and connecting with ourselves and those around us.
I am aware that the process of finding the right therapist can often feel incredibly daunting. I offer a compassionate, safe, confidential space free of judgement where we can work together to understand and untangle whatever difficulties you’re facing. I strive to be honest, reflective, open and curious in our work and welcome clients of all genders, sexualities, race and religions.
My approach to therapy is integrative, which means that I am trained in a range of therapeutic methods and tailor my work to reflect your needs. We will work together to create an environment in which we can approach your experience flexibly and creatively. I believe in working relationally, which means that I use the relationship we build together as a doorway into understanding other relationships in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years of experience in a wide range of settings including the NHS and low-cost therapy services working with issues including but not limited to: self-esteem, trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, bereavement, identity & belonging, domestic abuse and boarding school survivors.
I offer one-to-one therapy for adults on a short (6-20 sessions) or open-ended basis.
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from The Minster Centre. I am also a registered member of the BACP (registration number 00726317) and adhere to the BACP Codes of Ethical Practice. I also hold a BSc in Psychology.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £60 per 50-minute session and I offer a reduced fee of £50 for an initial assessment.
Please feel free to contact me in whichever way you feel most comfortable with in order to arrange an initial assessment session. Our first session will explore what brings you to therapy and how we might work together.