Brian O’Donovan

MBACP, ADV Dip Counselling BA (Hons) Psychology

About Me

I offer a friendly, empathetic and personal service working individually with clients to explore their issues and difficulties. I have worked with people from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of difficulties. Therapy provides a secure and confidential space to talk about what is troubling you, enabling you to explore your issues in whichever way suits you.

As integrative therapist I have experience of working in different modalities, humanistic, existential and psychodynamic, the focus, however, remains on you and the issues you wish to bring.

I offer a space to explore meanings and make connections, to enable understanding, this in itself can promote change, sometimes deep intrapersonal change and learning. I offer short term or fixed contracts or longer more open ended therapy for more complex issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Psychology

Training (some of the training done)

Creative & Symbolic Strategies

Working at Depth

Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy

Suicide Prevention Training

Online Telephone & Video Counselling

Safe Guarding Vulnerable Adults

BACP Counselling Online

Motivational Interviewing

DBS cleared (Enhanced)

8 weeks extensive Training Drugs & Alcohol

Motivational Interviewing

Autism Training (NHS)

9 weeks Training with NHS, working with Young People

Training to work online (BACP/OU)

Pluralist Approach to Therapy

Working with Relational depth

FGM Training

Transgender Issues


Previous Experience:

I have experience in working with a range of issues including, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship and interrelation issues, identity and gender based issues. My experience also includes working with issues around Abuse, Trauma, loss, bereavement, marital issues and life transitions y.

I am also a trained NHS Youth Counsellor (Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: Home) working with 12 to 24 years young people and adolescents. I have trained and work with issues around the use drugs and alcohol and issues related to these problems.

Memberships & Accreditations

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Areas of counselling I work with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism and Asperger’s – ASD
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Bullying (adults)
  • Career Coaching
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Emotional abuse
  • Faith and Culture
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • OCD
  • Phobias
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Redundancy and unemployment
  • Sexual Identity and Gender Dysphoria
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Stress management
  • Teenager and young adult support


  • £40 to £60 per hour
  • I offer concessions for students, the unemployed, key workers and the elderly.

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