Counsellor in Kemptown Brighton - Edmond O'Reilly Qualifications and Experience

Before training as a counsellor I worked in education, teaching sociology and pastoral work. While teaching I completed an MA in the Psychological aspects of learning and I also followed a two year course in the ‘Emotional Aspect of Learning’ at the Tavistock clinic.

My Training:

1992 - 94 Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling  London University.     

1995 - 1996 MSc. Psychodynamic Counselling  London  University, Birkbeck College.

1999 - 2001 Post Graduate certificate In Psychodynamic Marital and Couple Counselling,London Marriage Guidance

2005 - 2006 Certificate Counselling Supervision  Sussex University

Since 1994 Brief and regular courses in CBT;  Person centred Therapy; Brief focused Therapy; Systemic Therapy.

I have provided training in a number of areas including recovering from abuse, depression, sexism, racism, difference, disability, dreams,bereavement, personal and social change

2000 - Accredited BACP counsellor                                                            

2008 - Senior Accredited counsellor, UKRCP Registerd Psychotherapist/Counsellor


My Experience: 

I have worked as a counsellor for sixteen years in London and Brighton. I have been working in private practice in Brighton for six years. In that time I have worked with individuals, couples, families; people drawn from different ethnic, class and gender orientation. I have worked with people as old as seventy five and as young as eight. Some clients have come for several years while others for one session.

I am constantly impressed by the courage and will to heal of people who have been hurt and damaged by relationships, accident, or by wrong decisions made in early life. I often feel privileged to be in a position to provide a safe place where the inner self can be explored, difficulties confronted and lost confidence regained. It is rewarding to work with people and to witness their rediscovery of their own inner counsellor.

I have worked in a doctor’s surgery, for a large charity, in schools, in London School of Law and in Private Practice, in Brighton. I have tutored several courses in counselling from RSA certificate to the CPCAB ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING in London and Brighton.