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Telephone Counselling

John O Brien

University Graduate

Counselling Psychotherapist.


My Counselling / Psychotherapy business is unique in that its a Telephone Counselling service only.

Telephone Counselling / therapy is a structured therapeutic relationship where the client and therapist speak on the telephone / mobile phone, rather than meeting in person.

Telephone Counselling sessions like face-to-face ones are with the same therapist at the same time and on the same day each week. Sessions are only conducted through the medium of telephone counselling.

My name is John O' Brien BA,     MSc(Hons),     MIACP,    MNAPCP,    EAC

Academic qualifications and Association Memberships:
I am a fully qualified Family Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Hypno-Psychoanalyst.

Academic Qualifications:
I have a University Diploma in Theology-Pontifical University (NUI) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree along with a University Post Graduate Masters Honours Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I gained my Post Master Honours degree from Iona University which is an Accredited Roman Catholic college in New Rochelle, New York State, USA .

The Irish Department of Education and Science has validated my Masters Degree from Iona College as an Honours Masters Degree Qualification.

I am certified as a Sex Addiction Counsellor and Psychotherapist as well as being certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

I have trained with Dr. Richard Bandler creator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and with Paul McKenna, the world's leading behavioural scientist.

I am the former treasurer of the South East Regional Committee of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am Accredited and Registered with the following associations:

The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).

The European Association for Counsellors (EAC).

The National Association for Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP)

The Society of NLP

I am associated to the centre of Sexual Addiction

I am a former accredited member of the International Council for Psychotherapists

I am a former member of The Irish Institute of Cognitive and humanistic Psychotherapy (IICHP)

I am a former accredited member of the UK National Council of Psychotherapy.

I am also an accredited member of the European Association for Counselling (EAC). The objective of the European Association for Counselling is to secure recognition for the profession by the European Commission and Parliament and by the governments of the European countries. Another objective is to develop a European Counselling journal and Directory of Counselling.

I am a registered accredited counselling psychotherapist with GP Buddy.
G.P.Buddy is essentially a search engine of medical health care professionals (ie counsellors,psychotherapists psychologists etc.) of interest to medical doctors.
G.P. Buddy assists doctors all over Ireland to find registered accredited counsellors and psychotherapists as quickly and conveniently as possible to work with their patients.

I am also associated with many of the Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) here in Ireland and abroad.

My EAP work allows me to work as a Psychotherapist in providing telephone counselling to clients from various backgrounds:
This has included Medical EAP work which involves counselling Medical Doctors, Consultants, Nurses and all staff that are hospital employees.

I have EAP contracts that involves counselling school staff as well as EAP contracts in the technology, banking, universities and legal sectors.

I am working as a Psychotherapist for the best part of twenty five years.

I have a diverse experience of working with clients from all backgrounds and I have a vast experience of assisting people in a kind and empathetic way.

If you wish to book a telephone counselling session with me, please contact me on my mobile phone number: (086)3836790

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