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About me

Counselling and psychotherapy offers a space for you to gain a clearer understanding of yourself and any issues you would like to work through. Rather than giving advice, I offer a relational practice, where you and I can discuss difficulties in a safe environment. Therapy can help to increase self-awareness, and promote autonomy & responsibility. I work with a Humanistic ethos, working relationally to address issues you may be facing.  I offer a confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment. I believe everyone is capable and worthy of positive change and should be given the opportunity to be heard.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute from 2017 - 2020. I gained a BSc(Hons) in Integrative Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy, which was accredited by Staffordshire University and The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). While studying, I gained experience at Nottingham Women's Centre where I volunteered as a therapist. I am a registered member of the BACP and work according to their guidelines and ethical framework.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria 

Religious Trauma 


£40.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a free assessment upon inquiry. Subsequent therapy costs £40 per session, which is payable by bank transfer prior to the session beginning. I can offer concessions according to your needs, which we can discuss in our initial meeting. 

When I work

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Nottingham, NG11

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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If you have trouble hearing, I can enable the live audio to text transcription function for our online work using Zoom. I am happy to talk through this and any additional needs in our initial meeting.

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Rachael O'Brien

Rachael O'Brien