Mark O'Leary

Mark O'Leary


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Phone number
07849328578
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Therapist - Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove B60
07849328578
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I have been working in the field of mental health for nearly 14 years. Before that I had spent over ten years in various office jobs. I was never happy or settled though and I started an evening Psychology course at The University of Birmingham. This was the catalyst for a complete career change as I found the whole course so interesting.

I haven't looked back since.

I have a unique mix of knowledge, experience and skills that I have constantly added to and built upon over the years. Having worked in many different therapeutic environments for so long and learning so much about how different behaviours, issues, traumas, experiences can influence a person’s thoughts and feelings through that work, my therapy practice recognises the need to provide a very calm, safe and boundaried space to talk about and explore anything that affects your quality of life or your ability to enjoy your experience of life and the people in it.

I am a humanistic practitioner working with people flexibly and always with their needs at the forefront of any work we do. Every person is different and therefore needs flexible support and my experience in working in different environments, using different techniques and theories means I have worked successfully with many people with lots of different issues.

I have worked with clients experiencing issues such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, addictions, abuse, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief/loss and trauma. I have also worked in both private practice and residential settings with people who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder or dual diagnosis. I have worked in Birmingham, London, Lincoln, Liverpool, Chester, Thailand and I am now settled in Bromsgrove.

 

What I can help with

Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Coaching supervision, Executive coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, Asperger syndrome, Cancer, Disability, Health related issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove B60
07849328578
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced clinical supervisor (humanistic/integrative) able to work within and supervise most models of counselling and psychotherapy.

Supervision is vital to our work as counsellors and therapists. We need it so we can learn and grow through our training and our work safely with our clients. It is important to get this support, so we can grow as practitioners and learn more about the theories and training we have received. But it is also vital to our own growth, both personally and professionally as we explore the impact of our work on not just our clients, but also on us too.

I offer a professional, safe and supportive environment for any and all who work within the field of mental health (and for some of those that do not as well). I can work within specific modalities if required, but I believe a good supervisor offers more than just clinical, theory bound advice. A fully rounded supervisor will also help us understand our clients better within a therapeutic framework, but also offer the same opportunity for growth and development to the supervisee too.

If you are currently working in private practice it is important to also have a supervisor who has experience of working on their own, outside of an organisational structure. It is very different working on your own and sometimes it can be difficult and lonely work. As a supervisor I am also able to offer practical and emotional support around the starting, building and sustaining of a private practice.

Having worked for many years within different counselling organisations I have keen insight into this work as well and the challenges this brings, working within an organisation that might have different goals, codes of practice and ethics that you hold as a practitioner.

I am able to offer support across the different orientations with experienced psychotherapists/counsellors as well as trainee counsellors and psychotherapists.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Business coaching, Coaching supervision, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, Asperger syndrome, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Anger management, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

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