Isobel O'Brien

Isobel O'Brien


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
+44 7507469762

Contact Isobel

Therapist - Ladywell

Ladywell SE13
+44 7507469762
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Counselling and psychotherapy are processes enabled through empathy, a form of deep understanding and sharing of the feelings of the other, positive regard, and non-judgemental listening all facilitated through the therapeutic relationship. The first step in the process may often be a form of validation, which supports the truth of past experiences as real, valid and meaningful and provides the building blocks of trust and belief in the self. This is where your journey might begin.

I have a Master's in Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Greenwich. I have worked for a number of years in a large NHS mental health hospital in south east London working with individual clients ranging from the mildly anxious to acutely psychologically unwell. I have both coaching and mentoring training and experience and have been working extensively online throughout the pandemic (via zoom and Microsoft Teams). I will return to face-to-face work when the climate allows in and around Greenwich & Blackheath.

Practice description

I work with loss, grief, anxiety, depression, long-term relationship problems, chronic illness, and new and expectant mothers. I see clients one-to-one over the short, medium or long-term, once a week for 50 minutes either online or face-to-face.

My first session

This session covers the following: reasons for client seeking out therapy, sharing something about their life, confidentiality agreement (discuss my use of a supervisor), expectation of therapy, personal details of client plus their GP (if they are happy to share) or next of kin, length of treatment (open-ended), cancellation procedures, and payment. 

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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