Sally Osullivan Existential therapist , W2
At a time of stress, distress or decision, meeting with an impartial professional can provide time and space for you as an individual or couple to think, talk and reflect.
As a counsellor and psychotherapist, I see it as my role to encourage clients to openly explore their lives, their experiences and their challenges. Understanding what matters to the client is my first task as a therapist; to make sense of their experience and help them access the tools with which to live more fully and meaningfully. I offer individual and couple counselling - providing a safe, confidential space where clients can talk about difficulties and concerns. Changing the dynamic by adding an experienced ear can defuse a difficult situation, providing a comfortable, safe and confidential arena in which to work things through.
My style is relaxed and warm, attentive to client experiences, emotions and thoughts. The therapeutic process aims to clarify issues in a way that is non-judgmental and down to earth. Together, we will develop a deepening awareness of aspects of life that clients may find problematic or confusing. It is through clarifying anxious and problematic experiences that one to develops a greater understanding of their motivations and themselves. By attending to experience clients come to realise and reconnect with their resources and begin to build on their strengths. Attuning to their emotional awareness allows clients to make better, safer choices and empowers them to meet the challenges of their lives.
I have a wide range of experience, but my speciality is in the continuum of addiction, compulsivity or the various forms of striving, perfection, reward or control that manifests in people’s lives. I have specialised training in addictive and compulsive behaviours and extensive experience working with anxiety, depression and relationship issues. In my work with couples, I look at reoccurring problems, explore communication styles and emotional and relational organisation. As an experienced couples therapist, I can support couples in changing a dynamic or defusing a volatile or difficult situation.
I have worked in the NHS, in private sector rehabilitation centres and in the Metropolitan service.
Training and qualifications
Advanced Diploma: 2014
Regents College London
Existential Psychotherapy Existential Psychotherapy
Regents College London
Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
Transpersonal Couples Counselling: 2016 CCPE - London
IITAP training: International Insititute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals: 2017
UKCP certified and a member of BACP. I adhere to the UKCP ethics. My work is regularly supervised.
Individual sessions last 50 minutes and cost vary dependant on time/location;
Notting Hill: 12.00 - 16.00 £60; 17.00 - 20.00 £70/£80 Tuesday - Thursday
Oxford Circus: 10.00 - 16.00 £80; 17.00 - 20.00 £100/£120 Monday
Couples counselling sessions last 50 minutes and cost £100 - £140
Cognitive behaviour therapy Couples therapy Existential Mindfulness Relational Solution-focused therapy Issues often worked with:
AddictionAnxietyCouple relationshipsDepressionInterpersonal relationshipsPhobiasSexual/physical abuseTrauma Availability:
In less than a week Therapy offered:
In personBy phoneOn video Client groups:
IndividualsCouples Member organisations:
26A, Sutherland Place
Tuesday - Thursday 12.00 - 20.00
The Hudson Centre
13 John Princes Street
Monday; 08.00 - 20.00