Siobhan O'Toole. Senior BACP Accred - Relationship Counsellor
I am a senior BACP psychotherapist and counsellor with over twenty five years experience, offering couple counselling for couples and individuals who are having difficulties in their relationship.
These may be feelings of anger and resentment towards each other, a lack of communication, feelings of separateness or a general unhappiness within the relationship.
Couples can go through many difficult stages in their relationship,from the birth of the first child, to the challenges of being parents to adolescents. Affairs, redundancy, career changes ,ageing and many other life stages can activate problems .
In counselling with me couples gain more insight into the way they function as a couple .This growing awareness and discovery together helps couples understand how these problems have developed between them.
I offer a safe and confidential setting for couples and individuals who are having difficulties in their relationships and want to explore and understand what is happening between them.
With me they feel safe to talk about things that have felt impossible and the growing awareness and possibilities that become realised through the work lead to feelings of relief and the possibility of change.
Separation and Divorce.
I work with both women and men that find that they are no longer able to remain in their relationship and need support to make the transition from a marriage to being single again. This is a very distressing and difficult stage in a persons life and I have worked and supported many people to manage this transition. Many people feel the work they do in therapy with me gives them the confidence to listen to their inner feelings and be truthful to themselves. To begin to embrace a different way of living and move forward in their lives with courage and strength.
I also see individuals who are looking for a therapist to help them explore and understand themselves better. People turn to therapy when they are unable to identify why they are unhappy and feel that they are having problems in their relationships at work or within the family.
I have worked with many people who have found that therapy has helped them to discover who they truly are and to be able to express this in their lives and relationships. Psychotherapy for many of my patients has been an invaluable experience where they have felt more whole and able to experience life more fully.
Training, qualifications & experience
Senior BACP Accredited
I have over 30 years experience working with couples and individuals in both the NHS and private practice.
I have trained with Relate and the Tavistock Institute of Marital Studies. I have also trained with the NHS as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. I was employed for many years by the NHS in an adult psychology department as a specialist counsellor working with couples
I work for a charity seeing individuals who have experienced both emotional and sexual abuse.
My early career was as a teacher working with children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties.
I am co director of the Marital Therapy service.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individuals from £75
Couples from £90
Some concessions are available
Please call me if you feel you would like to find out more about how I work.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day times and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|