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B.A., M.C., RCT, C.C.C.
client-centered. strengths based. solution-focused.

Kelly O'Brien Counselling is a local therapist in Cape Breton offering private one-on-one and family counselling services for individuals seeking couples counselling, career counselling, relationship counselling, as well as issues dealing with stress, depression, PTSD, and anxiety.

Therapists like O'Brien Counselling in Sydney NS must recognize and understand that many variables effect an individual and provide support in order for them to deal with life stressors.

If you are currently living with anxiety and require help from a local therapist in Cape Breton, help is only a phone call away - Kelly O'Brien Counselling 902-371-3018


Each client has unique needs and so too is the approach to meet those needs. Challenges can arise from a multitude of situations and Kelly's approach is client-centered, strengths based, and solution-focused.


Anger, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, life-stressors,  self-esteem issues, and PTSD are all areas of Kelly's expertise.


The therapist relationship entails working together to achieve the goals of the client as well as cultivate a stronger sense of self through the process. Kelly's approachable, authentic demeanor is a key factor in building rapport and curative relationships. Her goal is to assist the client in connecting the dots and recognizing disruptive patterns of behavior.

If you need a therapist in Sydney NS for grief, depression, marriage/couple counselling, anxiety, PTSD, or work related stress, O'Brien Counselling is available to help.


Private Insurance billing is available. Check with your provider to see if you are covered.


Registration #: RCT - 20-003

Cancellation Policy

A minimum of 24 hours notice is required to cancel/reschedule an appointment.  Please text or call (902)-371-3018, or email me at  If your appointment time is scheduled on a Monday, you must cancel by noon on the preceding Friday.   Late cancellations and no shows will be charged the full fee of $120.


Rate: $120/hr.  As of April 1, 2022, the hourly rate with be $130

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday: 5pm to 9pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 5pm.



Kelly completed a B.A., Honours in Psychology at the University College of Cape Breton (Cape Breton University), then completed a Masters in Counselling Psychology degree at Athabasca University. 


Kelly is currently the Adult Learning Program Counsellor  at the Nova Scotia Community College (Marconi campus) in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where she works with adult learners who face barriers in their academic pursuits. Over the years, she has developed and facilitated many workshops in the areas of stress management and anxiety.

Contact Kelly O'Brien Counselling in Sydney NS today for a Private Counselling Appointment - 902-371-3018 |




500 Kings Road, Sydney, N.S.,

Cabot House, 

Suite 214

Tel: 902-371-3018


Monday to Friday: 5pm to 9pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 5pm.

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