Peri O’Connor

Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Peri O'Conner

For more information, please telephone us on Freephone
0330 050 1620

Life is rarely straightforward. Are you struggling? Seeking help can be daunting, but you do not have to cope alone.

I can offer you a confidential, safe place where you will be accepted as you are, to explore the issues you are facing, and find a way forward. Drawing from my experience, we can find out what works best for you. I believe everyone has the ability to change and reach their full potential. You are the expert in your own life and we can work together at your pace, to find a way forward.

I am warm, calm and compassionate. Clients have told me I am easy to trust and feel comfortable to share things they have never told people before.

My training and experience has taught me that relationships are significant. This includes challenges you may be facing in your relationships as a parent, child, partner, friend, at work or at home, but also the way you and I may work together.

I work one to one with adults aged 18 and over, offering short and long term therapy.

I am fully committed to being the best I can be and am guided by the BACP ethical framework. I also receive regular clinical supervision.

If you would like to meet for an initial session please get in touch. We can discuss any questions, fears or concerns you may have.

Therapies Offered

Specialist areas

I am a fully qualified, experienced psychotherapist/counsellor and a member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work using a relational model applying an integrative approach and can make use of a range of different therapy approaches in our work together.

I have experience in working with people with a whole range of issues including:

  • anxiety
  • low mood
  • worry
  • depression
  • confidence issues
  • self-esteem issues
  • bullying
  • panic
  • grief
  • loss (including loss through a health diagnosis)
  • trauma
  • parenting issues
  • marital issues
  • isolation
  • self-sabotage

Sometimes it can be hard to access our feelings, if you are someone who likes to ‘do’ or ‘see’ as well as listen there are other ways I could help. I mainly work in the therapeutic way you would expect, sitting together, talking and listening, however if it was right for you we could also use other ways to help. Creative therapy uses methods such as writing, drawing, (in the loosest sense of the word) cards, natural objects such as shells and stones, and much more, to help you uncover feelings such as anxiety, sadness, hurt, fear, grief, anger and so on. Thinking with a different part of your brain can really help you when you feel stuck. It is of course your choice and we can work in the best way for you.

Qualifications

  • Currently studying: M.A. in psychotherapy
  • Postgraduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy (distinction) - BACP accredited course
  • Postgraduate diploma in executive coaching and mentoring

Days and hours of work

Mondays and Tuesdays