I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and an Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor with ten years clinical experience working in various settings in the community, education and the NHS.

I see people who may need help navigating their way through a difficult time or event in their lives. I offer a warm, non-judgemental setting for us to talk together about some of your current difficulties. In time, we will begin to understand your emotional experiences with greater insight, which can bring relief.

I often work with problems which are interpersonal, that is repeated patterns encountered in our relationships that might have become troublesome.

About me

I comply with the continuing professional development requirements of my profession and I have collegial support.

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy: Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor (MBACP Accred)

British Psychological Society: Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol)

The Health Care and Professions Council: Registered Counselling Psychologist

Post Graduate Certificate in Education: Qualified teacher

Dr Hannah O'Brien


My work in the NHS delivering time limited therapy and supervision, means I have met with clients from various social and cultural background, presenting with a wide range of difficulties. I have training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy for IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy in the NHS).

I can offer depth as well as breadth of experience and have worked in open ended or long-term therapeutic relationships in community and charitable settings.

As a qualified teacher, I have taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. I understand issues relating to young people through my work in the student counselling service at Royal Holloway University.



Professional Interests

I have a teaching and training background. My work in schools and universities means I have a good understanding of young people and education.

I enjoy mentoring others in their development. I am currently teaching counselling skills to adult students at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation in London Bridge. I have taught psychology students at university, mentored counsellors in their training and supervised colleagues in the NHS.

My research on ‘How fathers make sense of their experience of stillbirth after therapy: An Interpretative Phenemonological Analysis’ for the University of Roehampton has given me a special interest in understanding emotional issues relating to loss and gender.

How I can help

It may be that you are struggling to cope with a specific life event such as a loss, illness, relationship or change of circumstance. Perhaps you are feeling low in mood, anxious or overwhelmed and the reasons for this seem unclear. I have worked with a wide range of presenting issues and will listen to what is troubling you. We can meet for an initial session or arrange a phone conversation to discuss what may be helpful for you.


I like to meet for an initial session where we can think together about what would be helpful for you.

Unfortunately I do not have any current availability.

Fees start from £70