Cathie O’Brien

Published on 19/03/2015 by

Updated on 14/03/2018 by

Access: Everyone

Membership Class:Full Member
UKAHPP Member No:596
UKAHPP Register:Registered
UKAHPP Accreditations:Psychotherapist
Other accreditations:UKCP BACP (Snr Accred)
Practices as:Psychotherapist, OD Consultant, Supervisor and Trainer
Works with:Adults, Young people, Organisations and Teams

I am a fully qualified, registered and accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist, and UKCP Approved Supervisor. I have 30 years experience working within the NHS, Education, Social Care and Private Care sectors and have been practising as a therapist since 2001.  I offer Psychotherapy to Adults and Young People and I work in a Consultancy capacity with organisations and multi-agency professionals delivering consultancy, team development, supervision, reflective space and training.

My experience leading a mental health team within the NHS ( Child and Adolescent Mental Health) as well as working with adults, children and young people within social care, education, higher education and the private sectors has given me a breadth of knowledge, experience and understanding that enables me to work effectively with primary issues such as bereavement, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, bullying, depression and anxiety as well as more complex issues such as Complex PTSD ie developmental trauma, attachment issues and abuse.

Location: My Psychotherapy practice is less than 1 mile from junction 8 of the M27, Just off the A27, and has free parking on the main road outside, or further down the road, just past the shops, there is a short stay car park which is also free.

My practice is above a shop called Complexions and there is a side entrance, with an intercom system, for your use. The practice is in the back of the building, overlooking the garden, with a tree view and it is very peaceful and quiet. Please see my website for pictures and further details

Opening Times: By appointment only.

Specialism: I have specialised in working with organisations who work with extremely distressed adults and young people, who can display complex and challenging behaviours, mainly children in care, BESD schools, fostering and adoption services and supported living arrangements. Please see my website and publications regarding this separate work –

Training, Qualifications and Experience

MA Gestalt Psychotherapy.

PG Dip Gestalt Therapy.

Post Grad Dip Supervision.

Post Grad Dip Relational Organisational Gestalt.

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