Lynne O'Brien | Counsellor MBACP (Accred)
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I am an open and approachable person who is easy to talk to. I can provide a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.
I aim to create an environment built on trust and respect where I will help you to find your own insight, understanding and confidence. It can be a great relief to share your worries and fears with someone who acknowledges your feelings and is able to help you reach a positive solution.
I offer a 30 minute free introductory session so that you can meet me and we can discuss what you are hoping for. It is important that you feel you can talk to your counsellor and that you choose the person who is best for you.
Types of issues
Counselling can be useful when coping with many different life issues or concerns, such as:
- End of life
- Living with long term health conditions
- Loss and bereavement
- Psychological impact of cancer
- Relationship breakdown
Exploring these areas aiming to help you understand yourself and others better.
I started my counselling journey through my own experience. I realised there was something quite fundamental in counselling and I learnt a lot about myself and how to make changes I wanted in my life.
I started training to be a qualified counsellor in 2005 and have attained the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Iron Mill College, Exeter. I work integratively which means I am able to adapt the way we work to best suit you and your needs.
Next to working in private practice my experience has involved: working with Cruse and those bereaved, working at our local hospice with patients at the end of life and relatives facing and experiencing bereavement, working with those later in life and at the local hospital offering counselling to both Renal and Cancer patients and their relatives.
Statement concerning the coronavirus pandemic
I will be able to offer face-to-face counselling from 20th July 2020.
Qualifications and registrations
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (level 5) - Ironmill Institute
I am registered with and a member of the BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework and Code of Conduct. I am also fully insured to work as a counsellor.
- Counselling people for a variety of different reasons, Private Practice
- Counselling those bereaved and Cruse Trainer, Cruse Bereavement Care
- Counselling those over 50, Dorset Listening Service
- Counselling patients and relatives of the Renal and Oncology Departments, Dorset County Hospital
- Counselling patients and their relatives who use the Hospice Services, Weldmar Hospicecare
I specialise in Bereavement, End of life and life changing diagnosis, but I also welcome clients with a wide range of other issues.
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Abortion
- ✓ Abuse
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Being a perfectionist
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Bullying
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Family problems
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Feeling sad
- ✓ Hyperventilation
- ✓ Infertility
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Miscarriage
- ✓ Panic attack
- ✓ Performance anxiety
- ✓ Post-traumatic stress disorder
- ✓ Postnatal depression
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Sleep problems
- ✓ Social phobia
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Trauma
- ✓ Workplace stress
- ✓ Worrying too much
£40 per hour
I work from a dedicated room at the end of my drive, separate from my home. Concessions may be available for students or those on low income. I am also able to offer home visits (only in Weymouth) if necessary. An additional cost of £5 will be added to the fee to cover travel time and petrol
Availability (Opening hours)
|Monday||9.30 am - 7.00 pm|
|Tuesday||9.30 am - 7.00 pm|
|Wednesday||9.30 am - 7.00 pm|
|Thursday||9.30 am - 7.00 pm|
|Friday||9.30 am - 7.00 pm|
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- ✓ In the UK
- ✓ Face-to-face & Online
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