Cathie O'Brien, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Cathie O'Brien

Southampton SO31 English
Cathie O'Brien, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Cathie O'Brien

Southampton SO31 English

My Approach

Welcome to my profile page.
I am trained in Gestalt Psychotherapy and hold an MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy, PG Dip in Gestalt Counselling, PG Dip in Relational Organisational Gestalt and UKCP Approved Supervisor.

About Me

I have been practising as a therapist for over 20 years and have a background in Mental Health and Social Care over a period of 35 years, working at both a Senior Leadership and Practitioner level within the NHS, Social Care, Education and Private sectors. As a Therapist I have worked within CAMHS (NHS), leading a Mental Health Team within a Children's Secure Unit as well as the Community Team and I have worked across Hampshire as a CAMHS Therapist for Looked After Children. I have also been a School Counsellor and University Counsellor. After the Public Sector I Headed up a Psychological Therapies Team within a Private Sector SEMH School and their Children's Homes. I started my Private Practice full time in 2014 working with Adults, Young People, Multi-Agency Teams and Organisations, such as fostering and adoption teams, children's homes, schools and supported living for adults.

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Companies
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I have specialised in the area of interpersonal trauma, which is trauma that occurs over a long period of time, usually in relationships or environments the individual may feel stuck in. This can occur in families, relationships, the work place, training institutions, religions, sports environments - anywhere power can be abused. Please feel welcome to visit my website to find out more.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Child Psychotherapist
  • Humanistic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Supervision

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Southampton Office

Home & Away Psychological Therapies Service. Tree View Office
1st Floor, The Old Bakery
Portsmouth Road, Bursledon
Southampton SO31 8EQ

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Therapy: £50 for 50 minutes.
Supervision: £60 for a full hour.

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.
Cathie O'Brien

Cathie O'Brien

Southampton SO31