The counsellors

  • The Counselling Service is works in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions 

    Counsellors work to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the BACP Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy, and are subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure. Copies of these documents are available on request from the Counselling Service.

    Aindreas O'Donovan

    Aindreas O'Donovan is the Head of Counselling. He has a Master's Degree in Psychological Counselling and Psychotherapy (Psychodynamic). He is a Snr. Accredited Counsellor with BACP and is on the BACP register, accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. Andrew had experience of providing open-ended psychodynamic therapy and solution focused brief therapy in a variety of settings. He has previously worked as a therapist in a London based Domestic Violence project, and provided training on risk assessment and risk management within the voluntary and private sector.

    Annette Whitehall

    Annette Whitehall has a Master's Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling. She is a BACP Accredited Counsellor and is on the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors (UKRC). Annette has experience in brief therapy and a specialism in adoption. She is qualified in coaching and personal development – both areas are helpful when working with goal setting and solution planning. 

    Becca Howard Burrell

    Becca Howard Burrell is a BACP Accredited Counsellor and has worked with students in a variety of educational settings including schools and international colleges. Her previous experience includes working as a teacher and supporting young people and their families.

    Nicola Parkes

    Nicola Parkes works relationally as a psychotherapeutic counsellor. She has an MSc in Psychotherapy and is an accredited member of UKCP. She has experience working with disordered eating and her previous role included performance management and coaching in an international company.