“When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.”

Hey there!

I’m Anna O’Brien.  

I’m a Trauma Recovery Therapist and the founder of Living Happy. I experienced complex trauma in childhood and adolescence, which left me with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. After suffering for decades, I became obsessed with achieving full recovery. As a result, over the years that followed, I travelled the world and studied from the leading experts in trauma recovery, learning to master my mind, my emotions, and my body. I now live a fulfilling life with love, joy, and peace.

I know firsthand the challenges that survivors face. I would love to teach you the strategies and techniques and empower you with the knowledge necessary to overcome them. Let me be your guide to full recovery and achieving your true potential!

I hold a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Queensland, Australia, a Graduate Diploma in Education from Queensland University of Technology, Australia and a Diploma of Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors.


What fires me up?

Empowering my clients to release the shame, guilt, fear, and anger that binds them and saps their energy for life.

Living happy, and without limits

I work with clients both locally and internationally. I lead skills development workshops, group discussions and Q & A Sessions with people recovering from complex trauma and professionals working in the field.

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I believe in making your life work for you, not the other way around.

Helping my clients to set new goals for life, build successful and loving relationships and reach their full potential.