Brian O’Neill – Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Life Coach

Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Australian College of Applied Psychology) 

Relationships Therapy Certified – Gottman Couples Therapy Certificate Level 1

Bachelor of Business (Charles Sturt University)

Master of Business Degree (Macquarie University)

PH: 0412539990

E:  [email protected]

About Brian

I am a professional counsellor, psychotherapist and life coach who strives to have a warm, genuine and unconditional positive regard and rapport relationship with my clients. In my work I draw heavily on the many and varied academic and clinical practice areas of expertise. In addition, I sense that my life experiences and senior years dare I say, provides a good deal of practical wisdom to inform positive counselling outcomes. My work career has spanned both public and private sectors from ‘shop floor’ to senior and executive management levels and I am very much family oriented and have 4 wonder-full adult children and 10 wonder-full grandchildren.

I have lived and worked in Sydney’s inner city and outer metropolitan areas as well as in the regional and rural areas of NSW. These different cultural/‘tribal’ areas have given me a broad base of up close and personal, business and life experiences in the many and various socio-economic, and LGBTQI populations and with the associated many and varied values and beliefs . Each and every person’s journey is different and very, very special. I have also gained very considerable experience counselling tertiary education Millennial students many with multi-cultural backgrounds specifically from Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

My aim in counselling is to maintain always a warm professional and enthusiastic practice of counselling for ‘change’. I diligently focus in each session on consistently monitoring progress to ensure my practice is a best-fit for ‘you’ my client’s wants and needs relating to your/our goals.

In essence my hopes and my aims are to bring to my integrated practice all the necessary knowledge, skills, experience and expertise together to provide a warm, caring and dynamic and professional environment.

 I am available to undertake the following counselling support services:

  • Individual counselling
  • Couple counselling
  • Teenage counselling (for adolescents)
  • Pre-Marriage counselling
  • Life coaching
  • Mentoring


Areas for support maybe indicated by the following:

  • Stress, worry and anxiety, depression
  • Grief and loss
  • PTSD
  • Meaning of life
  • Physical or sexual related health related issue(s)
  • Chronic pain management
  • Unhelpful substance use issues and patterns
  • Consistently having unfulfilling relationships and the same old awful patterns
  • Having bouts of moodiness
  • Life transitions – divorce, dealing with job dislocation – redundancy – divorce etc – ‘empty nest’
  • Being bullied …
  • Not ever feeling special to someone
  • Being told I’m controlling
  • I feel people don’t like me
  • I feel that I just don’t fit in
  • I feel sad often
  • I feel I’m not loveable
  • I feel I can’t let my guard down with other people, or else they will intentionally hurt me
  • My parent(s) and I tend to be over-involved in each other’s lives and problems.
  • I procrastinate and I don’t like it
  • He/she just won’t listen to me
  • I have LGBTQI and identity issues to discuss
  • I find myself clinging to people I’m close to because I’m afraid they’ll leave me
  • People might say I have anger issues
  • Sleep issues
  • I consistently have a difficult time sacrificing immediate gratification or pleasure to achieve a long-range goal
  • Sometimes I think my head will burst
  • I just can’t relax
  • I always come second
  • He/she just doesn’t care
  • S**t just keeps happening to me
  • Work demands are stressing me
  • Work relationships are stressing me
  • My relationships with family and/or significant others in my life are problematic
  • Teenager related issues and stresses
  • I’m always beating myself up
  • I’m the one who usually ends up taking care of the people close to me and it really is a problem.
  • I’m scared
  • I control myself so much that people think I’m unemotional or unfeeling and that’s an issue for me.
  • My ego gets in the way


 Professional memberships

 Member PACFA (Australia)

Deputy Convener Leadership Group – PACFA NSW Branch and:

Represent Branch members at PACFA Council & AGM Meetings,

MC and facilitate Branch Events liaising with presenters and PACFA Administration

Member of Mental Health Professional Network (MHPN) Member

MHPN Bipolar Personality Disorder Special Interest Group

PACFA representative on Lifeline’s ‘Bridging Hope Charity Foundation” partnered with the Lifeline Research Foundation

Member of Australian Childhood Foundation

Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) Alumni

South Pacific Private Hospital Alumni

Please contact Brian on 0412539990 to discuss how he may help and support you, or book online

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