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COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

LONDON

OLIVER O'DONOHOE

Dip. Integrative Counselling (MBACP)

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OLIVER O'DONOHOE

(he/him/his)

Integrative Counsellor (MBACP)

Hello and welcome....

Is therapy right for you, right now? Perhaps you don't know, and that's okay. Maybe you're feeling anxious or depressed and just need someone to listen.

* BACP Accredited Diploma Integrative Counselling

* 6 Years Clinical Experience

Further Training Adv. Dip/MA Int. Psychotherapy

* 7 Years Addiction Recovery Support

* Foundation Cert. Integrative Counselling 

Located: Fleet Street EC4Y, Brockley SE4 and online.

£75 - £95 per 50 minute session, depending on income. 

oliver@fromthegrounduptherapy.com+447762 652 796

 

Can you imagine telling someone who looks like me, where you are with life and what that's like for you? Qualities I bring into the therapy room include curiosity, kindness, humour and respect. Trained in integrative psychotherapy, I apply different theoretical models to the way that I think and work. This includes how we can safely guide the sometimes conflicting parts of your inner-world into an integrated, harmonious whole.

Oliver O'Donohoe, Counsellor MBACP, Addiction and Relationships Specialist
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FROM THE GROUND UP

Counselling & Psychotherapy in London

Healing can sometimes feel a bit upside-down, especially when questioning whether we are even worthy of the change we seek. Many difficulties stem not from negative feelings themselves, but rather our resistance to allowing or accepting the very fact we have them at all. For example, you might feel that to be angry is ‘bad’; to be sad is ‘weak’. This way of being probably acted as a protector during difficult times in early life. Reconnecting with these disowned parts of yourself can feel scary at first, yet will become a key component of growth in your therapeutic journey. Issues I have experience working with include:

*Abuse 

*Addiction

*Anger

*Assault

*Anxiety

*Avoidance

*Bereavement

*Criminality

*Depression

*Discrimination

*Eating issues

*Existential Crisis

*Exploitation

*Gender Identity

*Ill Health 

*Isolation

*Life-on-street aka 'Gangs'

*Relationships

*Sex & Sexuality 

*Sex-work

*Shame

*Stress

*Trauma

RELATIONSHIPS

Happy Relationships

Whether family, partners, friends or communities, sometimes relationships can be wonderful. They can also be challenging or even damaging for us. The therapeutic relationship can be a safe space to explore how these experiences impact your life, and to 'test' potentially new or healthier ways of being in relationship. This approach is at the core of my practice and is the root of growth, healing and awareness.

INDIVIDUALITY & BEING IN THE WORLD

Happy people and communities

Being in the world, faced daily with freedom, choice and responsibility can be confusing and overwhelming. We can feel uncertain, isolated and frightened and may turn to destructive, harmful or addictive behaviours to cope. I may invite you to be curious and find the courage to ask: "where am I, and what are my true needs?"

THE BODY

Feeling good in the body

Ever felt like you are viewing life through a camera lens? Is the real world a dull substitute for your imagination? Does thinking exhaust you? Or perhaps you just feel numb. If so, you may have lost contact with your body and the vast emotional world it contains. The unique therapeutic connection can gently guide you back to this ever-present experience. This can be initially unnerving, but is far from dull.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THERAPY

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HOW DO I KNOW IF THERAPY IS FOR ME?

Maybe you don't, and that's okay. 
But if you are asking yourself that question, perhaps that says something about where you are. Fear and uncertainty might mean that possibility is a few steps away.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

£75 - £95 per 50 minute session, depending on income.

Some low cost slots available, please let me know what you can afford. I encourage those with wealth privilege to pay it forward so there is equity in the service. 
Individuals only. 
No couples, families or groups.

Payments via bank transfer.

Bookings: oliver@fromthegrounduptherapy.com

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

Two London locations: Fleet Street EC4Y and Brockley SE4. Further details below. I also work online using Zoom where necessary.
 

DO I HAVE TO COMMIT AFTER THE FIRST SESSION?

No. The first session will be us getting to know each other to see if we are a good 'fit'. There is no obligation to make any commitment beyond that.

HOW OFTEN WILL WE MEET?

Once a week, every week, at the same day and time. This will be excluding holidays for which I will provide prior notice.

HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THERAPY FOR?

That's up to you and is a discussion we can have at any time. I regularly review the work to assess how it's feeling for us both. 

WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE A SESSION?

Any unplanned cancellations will be charged with the full session fee. I offer 4 pre-arranged holiday cancellations per year, charged at a £15 admin and retainer fee.

DO YOU WORK ONLINE?

When face-to-face is not possible, sessions can be delivered securely via Zoom. 

WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS?

I have a Diploma in Counselling from The Minster Centre. I am on course to receive an Advanced Diploma and MA in Psychotherapy. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics, register no: 384184.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CONFIDENTIAL DATA?

The safety and well-being of the individual is fundamental to my practice. All contact and enquiries with the service are treated in strict confidence. I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) and adhere to GDPR guidelines.

From the Ground Up

OLIVER O'DONOHOE

I have lived in SE London since 2006 and worked in Soho until graduating in Commercial Music (1st Class BA Hons) at the University of Westminster in 2013. After a brief stint in the music industry, I trained as a frontline sexual health professional and youth worker. 

Oliver O'Donohoe, Counsellor MBACP, Addiction and Relationships Specialist

Since 2014, I continue to deliver workshops and 121 sessions in schools and youth clubs as a young person's relationships, sex and identity mentor in SW London. I have worked with thousands of 11-18 year olds, from a range of ethnic, cultural and class backgrounds, gender and sexual identities, and learning needs. 

I have experience with voluntary peer supervision at HMPPS (Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service), supporting probation officers working with offenders. I also train professionals on a host of issues including the impact of gender bias when working with boys and young men and CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation), and Adolescent Trauma Awareness.

While acknowledging the value of work and qualifications, I believe, where appropriate, in the reparative power of drawing upon my own personal recovery experience to help inform my therapeutic approach.

I enjoy playing my drum kit, swimming, and slow walks in nature.

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CENTRAL London

Ludgate Hill Associates (c/o Staple Inn Ass.),

89 Fleet Street,

London,

EC4Y 1DH

www.stapleinnassociates.com

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The clinic overlooks the tranquil gardens of St Bride's Church in the heart of central London, offering an oasis of calm amidst the bustle. It does not have disabled access.

TRAVEL 

* 3 min walk from City Thameslink

* 6 min walk from Blackfriars Station

* 10 min walk from Chancery Lane Station

* 11 min walk from Farringdon Station 

* Bus routes: 341, 63, 17, 40

SOUTH-EAST London

A D Acupuncture,

Unit C2, Damsel House, Dragonfly Pl., Brockley,

London,

SE4 2FN

www.adacupuncture.com

Counselling and Psychotherapy Room

The clinic is on a quiet cul-de-sac, undisturbed by road traffic, in the heart of Brockley. It does not have disabled access and is located 2 min walk from Brockley station.

TRAVEL 

2 min walk from Brockley Station * 

18 min walk from New Cross Gate Station * 

20 min walk from Crofton Park Station * 

21 min walk from St Johns Station * 

Bus routes: 171, 172, 484, 122 * 

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