Tara O'Kane Person-centred Counsellor MBACP (Registered)
Is anxiety interfering with your daily life? Does your smile hide a deep sadness that you cannot shift? Are you exhausted from trying to hold things together for everyone else's benefit? I can help you find a way to overcome your struggles and heal from your pain so that you can regain some balance and feel calmer, happier and more confident.
*I AM CURRENTLY OFFERING ONLINE SESSIONS VIA ZOOM, TELEPHONE OR EMAIL*
What I can offer
I can offer you a space of unconditional acceptance, understanding and empathy, where you will be truly heard, without judgement. Together, we will work at your pace to shed light on the discontent you are experiencing, which can provide a powerful healing experience.
Within our sessions, I will offer you support and the space to speak freely and honestly about how you are feeling. You will take the lead, but I will be at your side, lighting the way and providing you with a safety net and a place to explore your options and their possible consequences.
- To be a genuine companion on your healing journey.
- To gently challenge any unhelpful thoughts.
- To help unlock your inner strength.
- To empower you to grow in confidence.
- To help you to find a happier, more satisfying way of living and being.
My ways of working:
As a person-centred counsellor, I truly believe that we all have the innate ability to heal and grow. I will not give you advice or try to change you in any way. Rather, I will provide a confidential environment where with me by your side, you can figure out what changes you wish to make and how they can be implemented.
I am a huge advocate of using creative methods to unlock the subconscious. I offer a range of creative interventions to help you explore difficult emotions, thoughts or experiences. This is perfect for those times when the words don't come, or they are too painful to say out loud. I understand that the use of creative interventions are not for everybody, so it will always be your choice whether you want to work in this way or not.
As part of my own healing journey, I practice mindfulness and meditation. I have been amazed and inspired by the many benefits that it brings. This is something further I can offer, if you feel it would be beneficial.
Finding the right counsellor for you
The most important thing when choosing a counsellor is that you find someone who you feel comfortable and at ease with. Only then will you feel safe enough to share your story and open your heart with honesty.
I offer a free initial consultation of 20 minutes, which will help us to work out whether I am the right counsellor for you.
If you choose to move forward in therapy with me, there are no minimum or maximum number of sessions. You decide how many sessions you need and how often you have them.
I realise that this is a big decision and one that you may have only just starting considering or have been thinking about for a long time. Either way, I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have about counselling.
Feel free to call or text me on 07858382076, or email me here
I always aim to respond to you within 24 hours and you will be under no obligation to begin your therapy journey with me.
You can also find out a little more about me on;
- My website
- Facebook (From the Heart Counselling and Mindfulness)
- Instagram (fth_counsellingandmindfulness)
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Online and Telephone Counselling Foundations
- Creative Youth Well-Being and Mindfulness Coach
- Preparing to work with Loss and Bereavement
- Working with Anger
- Suicide Prevention
- Exploring Self-harm
- Understanding Person Centred Expressive Arts Therapy
- Attachment Behaviour in the Counselling Room
- Using Drawing, Pictures and Fairy tales in Counselling
I hold a full enhanced DBS.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their code of ethics.
I have been volunteering as a counsellor with Macmillan for the past 3 years, working with patients with a terminal illness and their family or friends. I continue to carry out this rewarding role.
In addition to this I volunteered at Kooth for a year and a half, counselling young adults.
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
Concessions offered for
£35 per 50 minute session
Payments are made via bank transfer 24 hours before your session.
48 hours notice is required when changing or cancelling an appointment, or the full fee will be charged.
Monday - 10am-2pm and 8pm-10pm
Tuesday - 10am-11am and 7pm-10pm
Saturday - 10am-1pm
Concessionary rate of £30 per 50 minute session available for students, unemployed and OAPs.