Penny O'Brien - Integrative Counsellor
   
Life inevitably brings challenges and changes that can be intensely painful and confusing, leaving us with a sense of loss and isolation.
   
I believe that as individuals we have our own unique ways of coping with the various feelings and emotions that accompany life experiences but there may be times we feel isolated and overwhelmed. I am available to confidentially support you as you explore these feelings and to encourage you in this stage of your journey.

I am from a farming background and qualified as a Vet, but when my own life challenges altered my perspectives I changed career to become a counsellor. Whilst completing an Ironman triathlon I realised that this endurance event in many ways mirrored my personal journey, yet the reward for me has been learning to appreciate life, family and friends in a new way.
   
You are unique and I am flexible in my approach when we meet together. Some examples where I can provide confidential help are...
  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Death of a Pet
  • Depression
  • Self Harm
  • Low self esteem
  • Trauma
   
in the Sherborne (Dorset) area
07896 075783
penny@pennyobrien.co.uk
BVM&S . MBACP-(Accred) . ADV DIP COUNS . PQD CCA, EMDR parts 1-4
   
   
My hourly charge is normally £40 but there is a degree of flexibility in this, which we can discuss. I feel it is important to determine whether we feel we can establish a good working relationship, so I offer a free 30 min introductory session.
   
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