Alison O'Connor

Alison O'Connor


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07454137654

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Therapist - Cardiff

Cardiff CF10
07454137654
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

 I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with 20 years experience of helping adults and young people make sense of life’s challenges. I have worked as a therapist in the NHS, in the third sector and in private practice. 

I offer a warm, collaborative approach, working with compassion to help people reflect on their lives and make the changes they want and need. I am experienced in working with trauma, difficult childhood experiences, substance misuse, depression, anxiety, grief and loss and managing times of transition. 

Practice description

I am an integrative practitioner which means I am trained in a range of approaches including CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy and humanistic counselling. I also have additional training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy which uses mindfulness and emotional regulation to help people develop ways of coping with overwhelming feelings and reduce harmful behaviours. I offer both short and long-term therapy and work flexibly, adapting to what each client wants and needs. 

My first session

In the first session I will invite you to talk about what has brought you to therapy and what you hope to achieve from our sessions. I will listen deepy and help you to identify what it is youthink you need. I will tell you a little bit about me and how I think we may be able to work together. If it seems that I am not the right person to help you at this point, I will try to signpost another therapist who may be better suited to help you. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Cardiff

Cardiff CF10
07454137654
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I believe that supervision is a vital aspect of self-care and professional practice for all who work in the heIping professions. I am committed to providing high-quality, collaborative supervision which enables supervisees to grow and feel supported. I have a Masters in Consultative Supervision and am experienced at working with both trainee and qualified counsellors, therapists and other frontline staff. 

Practice description

I offer group and individual supervision, creating a safe space for supervisees to reflect on their client work, identify and work through areas of challenge and stuck-ness. I see supervision as a collaborative endeavour which enables practitioners to learn through reflective practice, build their resilience and reduce those feelings of isolation and burnout which can arise in our profession. 

My first session

Our first session will be  a chance to get to know a little bit about each other and for us to decide whether or not we would be a good fit to work together. I will ask you about your previous experiences of supervision, what you have found helpful or unhelpful and what you are looking for in a supervisor now. If we feel I am not the right person to work with you, I will try to signpost another supervisor who may be a better fit for your needs and working style. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling