Associate Therapist

Darina O'Keeffe

Psychodynamic Therapist- BACP registered. Postgraduate Diploma Psychodynamic Practice- University of Oxford.BA in Counselling and PsychotherapyIrish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences

My name is Darina. I am a qualified therapist registered with BACP. I have over 7 years’ experience working with individuals in a variety of settings. I have experience providing therapy for a range of issues from the struggles of everyday life to much deeper psychological distress.

My experience comprises of but is not limited to the following:  Abuse, Addictions, Anger issues, Anxiety, Criminal behaviour, Depression and low mood, Eating disorders, Grief and loss, Guilt, Identity problems, Low self esteem, Medically unexplained symptoms, Personality disorders, Relationship difficulties, Stress, Trauma


My therapeutic approach:

My primary approach is psychodynamic therapy.
Psychodynamic therapy has been developed to assist people to understand how past experiences has had an impact on current relational, psychological, emotional and behavioural problems. I believe that past experiences can impact on who we are as adults. At times, we don’t understand why we feel the way we feel or why we act the way we act because quite often  the reason is unconscious. The therapy can help you to resolve, experience and understand deep-rooted issues. Becoming aware of this can help you lead a more fulfilling life.
The therapeutic relationship we develop is very important in order to make this possible.


I realise that it can be difficult to open up in the initial stages of therapy. So, I would like to assure you that the discussions we have will remain confidential. I am registered with BACP and follow their code of ethics. However, there are some limits to confidentiality. It is my duty as a therapist to ensure your safety. If I feel that you or another’s life may be at risk, I would have to break confidentiality. I will ensure to consult with you first, I would also have to breach confidentiality if there are any child protection concerns.

I monitor my own work as a therapist by attending regular supervision as I am committed to my own self-development. There are times where aspects of our sessions will be taken to my clinical supervisor to monitor my work with you. At no time will your name or any identifiable information be mentioned to my supervisor.


I understand that there are times when you may be unable to attend your session. However, regular attendance to your sessions is important. I require 48 hours’ notice if you have to miss your session otherwise the full fee will still have to be paid. If you give me more than 48 hours’ notice, there is a £10 cancellation fee.

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