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Benedicta Sanio Ala-Oborie, BACP

Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Eating disorders Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a registered psychotherapist with the BACP and COSCA in Edinburgh with several years of experience working as a person-centred and psychodynamic counsellor. My work with client ranges from issues regarding bereavement, loss/grief, anxiety, trauma/complex trauma, PTSD, depression, relationship issues, stress, sexual abuse, self-harm, anger management, parenting problems, work-related issues and self-esteem. I also use breath work, mindfulness and somatic approaches where necessary while working with clients. Although I do not diagnose, I can work with your diagnosis to help you understand and make meaning of your experiences.

My therapy style is warm, safe and non-judgmental. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatising labels. My approach can be described as relational psychodynamic, combining person-centred, psychodynamic, inter-personal and psychoanalytic approaches to therapy. I believe that everyone is different, so I will tailor our work together to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Eating disorders Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Body image, Chronic pain illness and disability, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #391948


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Benedicta Sanio Ala-Oborie. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Benedicta is a very good listener and opens a welcoming and non-judgemental space whilst also asking the pertinent questions that drive forward my self-understanding. She seems wise and kind and I look forward to speaking with her each week.

Written on Feb 21, 2024 after therapy with Benedicta for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Benedicta has been absolutely amazing with supporting me with my self confidence and personal situations that I’ve been struggling with. Benedicta really listens to how your feeling and empathises with you which makes you feel heard. I really can’t recommend Benedicta enough and I wouldn’t want to speak to anyone else as I feel we have a great connection and understanding of how to communicate. I can’t thank her enough for the support in difficult times. When your battling with yourself then have a session, it’s like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders.

Written on Jan 09, 2024 after therapy with Benedicta for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I wouldn't quite have the words to give justice to the understanding and thoughtful approach Benedicta Sanio Ala-Oborie gives as a therapist.

She always gives a timely, intelligent, and kind response.

I was honestly scared to start therapy as I had poor experiences with councillors as a teenager where I felt patronised and misunderstood.

Benedicta put me at ease immediately and after every session, regardless of what has been discussed or my feelings on certain topics, I feel good.

I couldn't recommend Benedicta enough. She is a truly amazing woman.

Written on Nov 12, 2023 after therapy with Benedicta for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Benedicta is a great therapist who listens well

Written on Oct 01, 2023 after therapy with Benedicta for 10 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

I have only just started my journey with Benedicta but what a woman! I have no idea how she does it to be able to write a great review but she does something and I talk, I connect things and I feel safe. Would absolutely recommend. Thank you!

Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Benedicta for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

Bennie is extremely understanding and supportive, she helps me get to the root of my problems and offers great methods and advice to help me deal with them.

Written on Mar 26, 2023 after therapy with Benedicta for 1 month on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd