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Judy O’Brien
PGDip. MBACP

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“An experienced Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based in Wilmslow,  I offer a safe, non-judgemental space, to enable you to explore personal issues or emotions, past experiences or difficult relationships, helping you to discover what’s going on for you and find better ways of being. My passionate belief is that everyone has the potential to change their lives in meaningful ways with the right support and conditions. A bit like a plant needs water, sunlight and food to grow and reach its potential.

Working with a Person-Centred approach I offer you warmth, understanding and unconditional accepting. In counselling, we may discuss your past or the ways you relate to others. We may look at your self-concept, reasons for anxiety or for feeling low and explore patterns that may be troubling you. I specialise in self-esteem struggles and areas where our sense of self impacts our well-being.

I am currently offering on-line and telephone counselling as well as face to face sessions in a COVID protected environment.”

I am a qualified, experienced Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I provide a confidential counselling service in Wilmslow. Offering a safe, non-judgemental space, which will enable you to explore disturbing personal issues or emotions, past experiences or difficult relationships, helping you to discover what’s going on for you and find better ways of being.

My passionate belief is that everyone has the potential to change their lives in meaningful ways with the right support and conditions. A bit like a plant needs water, sunlight and food to grow and reach its potential.

Judy O’Brien
PGDip. MBACP

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MY APPROACH

As an integrative therapist I work in a person-centred way placing you at the core of our work.  I also draw on Psychodynamic, Compassion-focused therapy, Gestalt, and Inner Child work so I can work creatively with you to tailor therapy to meet your needs as an individual with unique life-experiences.

I aim to facilitate growth towards authenticity, empowerment and freedom of expression by providing an empathetic, non-judgemental and confidential listening ear in an environment where you can gain mental space, explore thoughts, feelings, choices and consequences.   

I am passionate about helping you to create balance and become the best versions of yourself, free from stresses of the present, anxieties of the future and burdens of the past.

WHAT I CAN HELP WITH

Keeping it together can be challenging at times. No one is immune to the difficulties life throws their way. When things get tough, life can become overwhelming. Reaching out for help takes tremendous courage and commitment.  Valuing and investing in yourself by taking this first step will allow you to work for the changes you want to make in your life.

I have experience working with a range of issues including, Low self-esteem & low confidence. Emotional abuse.  Self-criticism. Relationship difficulties.  Sadness. Feeling lost, down or confused. Loneliness. Depression,. Post natal depression. Stress & work-related stress. Redundancy.  Bullying.  Anger. General anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety. Bereavement & loss. Still birth, Comfort eating. Pet bereavement.

FAQ’s

WILL SESSIONS BE CONFIDENTIAL?2020-10-05T19:50:56+00:00

It is really important my clients have a discrete and confidential service and you can be assured of this. I am fully professionally qualified and as a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP, I adhere to the rigorous guidelines they set out for ethics and confidentiality. I attend regular Supervision and Continuous Professional Development to ensure best practice.

WHERE DO THE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?2020-10-06T13:43:28+00:00

Face-to-face sessions take place in my counselling rooms in Wilmslow and Chorlton.

I offer flexible Day and Evening Counselling Services.

Online Counselling & Telephone Counselling sessions are also available. This provides flexibility for those with changeable home/work schedules and for those needing a combination of face to face and distance sessions. I can also arrange outdoor session – Walk & Talk in nature.

WHAT HAPPENS AT MY FIRST SESSION?2020-10-05T20:14:13+00:00

We will agree a working contract, which includes terms and indicates how we might work together.  You will be able to tell me in your own words as much or as little as you wish about what has brought you to counselling. You will find out how comfortable you might feel working with me and decide if you wish to proceed.

I will sit with you in a safe and impartial space and together we will find a way of working with kindness, curiosity, compassion and sometimes humour. This is when our therapeutic relationship is formed.

HOW MUCH DO THE SESSIONS COST?2021-02-12T16:17:44+00:00

I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation if required.
Sessions last 50 minutes.
On-line sessions are £45
Face to face sessions £55
10% discount if you book and pay for a block of 6 sessions.
Payments can be made by Bank Transfer.

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?2020-10-05T20:15:03+00:00

You can contact me to book an initial appointment by phone or email, or via the contact form below. Whichever method you choose, I will respond promptly.

QUALIFICATIONS

BACP Accredited Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 7- Distinction.

BA (Hons) Business and Personnel

PGCE – Distinction

The Family Counselling Centre, Altincham
-Long term volunteer working with a variety of clients’ issues.
-Experience of completing Mental Health Assessments.

I have had training around the following areas:
Working with men in therapy | Compassion Focused Therapy | Walk and Talk Therapy.
Gestalt Action Methods | Dreams Interpretation Awareness | Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness
Expressive Art Therapy

QUALIFICATIONS

BACP Accredited Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Level 7- Distinction.

BA (Hons) Business and Personnel

PGCE – Distinction

The Family Counselling Centre, Altincham
-Long term volunteer working with a variety of clients’ issues.
-Experience of completing Mental Health Assessments.

GET IN TOUCH

If now is the time for you to make those changes you want, then please get in touch. You can book a session at my Therapy room in Wilmslow or start with a free 20 minute telephone consultation.

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