Charlie O'Brien

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Bromley, Kent, BR1 3AA
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About me


Sick of feeling stuck and unhappy? Perhaps with anxiety, stress, low confidence or a phobia or unwanted behaviour and just don't know where to turn? I can help. 

Hi, I'm Charlie - and I can offer an integrative therapy approach meaning alongside clinical hypnotherapy I offer a variety of evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches that I gently weave into our sessions to match your needs.

As a Clinical Hypnotherapist my approach is generally 'solution focused' to get you from A to B. 

But I don't believe everything can be quickly fixed which is why I'm also currently 2.5 years into in-depth Psychotherapy training. This means we can dig a little deeper and combine approaches to address the roots and the impact of your problems.

The approaches I use:

Humanistic - looking at you as a whole human being and how you can reach your own potential

Psychodynamic - helping you understand how past experiences can shape how you are feeling and acting in the present. This can be useful for identifying patterns of behaviour.  We look at getting to the root of the problem

Behavioural - looking at ways we can change your patterns of thoughts and behaviours and learning how they are related

Solution Focused - identifying the goals and solutions you'd like to see, and using the above methods - working out how to get there.  Hypnotherapy is solution focused by nature

Somatic / body approaches - working with tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) and the breath we can support parts of the brain that have become overwhelmed and hijacked and teach the brain and body new possibilities

Mindfulness - learning the skill of being in the present, without judging thoughts and feelings 

Coaching - using what we know in the present to set achievable goals moving forward

I am also very hands on and practical meaning that I share work sheets and plenty of tools and resources and also set homework so you can continue your progress in between sessions.  I truly believe that eventually we all become our own therapists.


The answer is I may well work with anything you’re struggling with – so do please ask.

The most common issues I work with in my therapy room daily are ANXIETY and PANIC and LOW CONFIDENCE.

Things I have worked with recently:

- anxiety

- ARFID (avoidant restrictive food intake disorder)

- depression

- panic attacks

- stress reduction for fertility

- birth phobia (tokophobia)

- birth trauma

- stress and overwhelm

- agoraphobia

- needle phobia 

- flying phobia

- driving phobia

- public speaking confidence

- childhood trauma and abuse

- social anxiety and Selective Mutism

- lack of self esteem and self worth

- procrastination and struggling to achieve goals

- sleep issues

- emotional eating (please note I will only offer the Virtual Gastric Band programme to clients who have also worked through emotional eating habits and patterns with me)


I specialise in therapy for birth trauma and birth phobia (Tokophobia) and all things related to fertility and pregnancy, including miscarriage and loss and have undertaken additional and specialist training in this area. 

I also have a keen interest in assisting with public speaking confidence – having been a broadcaster / presenter / journalist and voice over artist for many years.


I'm a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist undertaking further and ongoing training in Integrative Psychotherapy (through UKCP) (450 supervised clinical hours complete).

I am also a qualified Mindfulness Teacher, Life Coach and a qualified EFT tapping practitioner. 

I am a member of:

The International Hypnotherapy Association

NSTT (National Society for Talking Therapies)

CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)

UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) – trainee membership 


* Please note - I am fully insured, up to date with all my memberships and CPD requirements, have regular supervision as well as my own personal therapy.

** I am not allowed to request or provide testimonials - if you'd like to find out why please refer to the FAQ section on my website


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Mindfulness Teaching - UK College of Mindfulness Meditation (through Mindfulness Now) - 2022
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Level 2 - 2020
  • Diploma Clinical Hypnotherapy - Kent College of Hypnotherapy - 2019
  • Diploma Life Coaching with NLP - Kent College of Hypnotherapy - 2018

Ongoing training:

  • Hypno-Psychotherapy, to eventually be a fully qualified member of UKCP - training through The National College of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy

Additional training:

  • Hypnotherapy for fertility - trained through Easibirthing, as part of NCHP
  • Hypnotherapy for birth phobia and birth trauma - trained through Easibirthing, as part of NCHP
  • The Virtual Gastric Band

* Outside of the therapy world – I have a first class degree in Communications (BSc Communications, Leicester University) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism (City University London).

Member of:

  • International Hypnotherapy Association
  • UKCP (trainee member) - UK Council for Psychotherapy
  • CNHC - Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
  • NSTT - National Society for Talking Therapies

Member organisations

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy for fertility, birth phobia (Tokophobia) and birth trauma.

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£70.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information


My sessions range from £70-£80

Zoom sessions: £70

In person sessions at Centre for Counselling Bromley - £80 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I can always be flexible around your needs - please email me and I can book you in.

Further information

I work with a huge range of issues including (but by no means an exhaustive list):

Anxiety & stress
Health anxiety
Public speaking
Sleep issues
Body confidence
Panic attacks
Pain management
Bad habits
Fear of flying
Fear of driving

I am also extremely passionate about the areas I specialise in - hypnotherapy and psychotherapy for birth phobia (Tokophobia), hypnotherapy and psychotherapy for previous birth trauma and hypnotherapy and psychotherapy for fertility issues.

Please click here for lots more information and you're most welcome to get in touch with questions:

Centre For Counselling Training & Therapy, 67-69 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3AA

Type of session

In person

Types of client


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