Brenda Adams (Therapeutic Counsellor) MBACP & MNCS (Accredited)
Hello and welcome to my profile.
I am a counsellor in the Antrim Area, and in NEXUS NI in Belfast, I am also a volunteerer for Cruse bereavement care as a bereavement Counsellor.
I will work with you in a way that best suits your needs, the therapy is individual to you and what works for you as an individual ensuring the best possible outcome, using a number therapeutic approaches, including Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred, Brief Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapies, I am a member of BACP working towards accreditation and I am accredited with the NCS. I always work within the strict code of ethics and guidelines.
Life can be extremely difficult to cope with at times, for everyone, depression anxiety, bereavement, stress and mental health issues can affect ANYONE, life can be unexpected; job loss, marriage/ relationship breakdowns, bullying, accidents, trauma, abuse, bereavement domestic violence, sexual abuse and many more obstacles’ that make everyday life painful, You do not need to face these difficulties alone:
Are you feeling overwhelmed?
Are you struggling with anxiety?
Are you struggling emotionally?
Are you suffering from stress?
Are you experiencing worry or negative thinking?
Do you suffer from depression?
Do you have low self esteem or lack confidence?
Are you experiencing suicidal thoughts or self harm?
Have you experienced the loss of a loved one?
Counselling can help you to understand and explore your feelings, give you the tools to help yourself, supporting you while you reflect and explore the core issues that is causing you distress and pain. Empowering you without the fear of being judged. Counselling isn't about giving you advice but rather to help you arrive at your own solutions, I can give you a safe, calm, warm, confidential space and help you understand and express your thoughts and feelings. I am highly skilled in dealing with a wide range of mental health issues, trauma, and suicide first aid with a well of experience working with stress, anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, OCD, health worries, panic disorders, suicidal ideation, self harm, bullying, anger, bereavement and many other personal problems.
Taking the first step can be very scary, so well done for getting this far!!!!!
I know from my own life experience, how beneficial Counselling can be, my own life took me on this journey so I fully understand how intimidating it can be, therefore I am fully committed to fully supporting you take the first steps to a more positive future. I am passionate about helping others and feel that counselling really can be life changing. It can empower you and give you the helping hand to find your own voice.
It is important to remember you are not alone, there is non judgemental help, compassionate care and support here for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I feel for me to offer you the best possible care and support, it is vital to keep on top of different therapies to develop new skills and to constantly update training, I am always open to learning new skills as I believe it is important to do whatever we can to promote healthy ways of coping with problems to ease emotional pain and improve mental health. Here is a list of some of my qualifications and certificates:
AQA Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
OCN Level 3 in Trauma and Addictions (WAVE)
OCN Level 4 in Psychological Trauma (WAVE)
CRUSE ABC Foundation in Bereavement Counselling
Mental Health First Aid
Suicide First Aid- APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING- (A.S.I.S.T)
Understanding Self harm and Substance Abuse
Wellness Recovery Action Plan ( W.R.A.P)
Level 1 Suicide Connections and Interventions
Level 2 Suicide Connections and Interventions
Safeguarding in Young People and Vulnerable Adults
- Macmillan understanding Cancer and its treatments
OCN Level 2 Parent/Teen Communication
Mood matters for adults
ASCERT Young People Substance Misuse and Mental Health
K.A.S.H Kids and Sexual Health Workshop
- ASCERT Working with Young People and Substance Misuse
Women's Aid Domestic Violence & Abuse Awareness. (bronze workplace charter award)
- ASCERT foundation module children, young people and families
- Supporting bereaved young people and children.
- BACP Certificate of proficiency
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
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£35 per session
(please note - Debit cards are not accepted)
Sessions normally last 50 minutes
Reduced Fee for Student counsellors
Before we commit to the first session we will have a quick discussion on the phone to make sure that you are comfortable with meeting me, at this stage I am happy to ease any worries and answer any questions you may have.
If you feel uncomfortable phoning at the first point of contact, feel free to text me on 07933486322 emails can sometimes be delayed so phone contact is recommended or click on the Facebook icon and send me a private message
Confidentiality is of absolute importance, everything you say will be kept totally private, the space is your time, your safe place, your needs come first.
A good therapeutic practice requires counsellors to take part in regular supervision to monitor their practice, I undertake supervision to ensure I adhere to this value, in supervision I may need to discuss client issues but never reveal client identities,everything is confidential.
However there may be occasions when complete confidentiality does not apply, if there is any questions relating to this please feel free to ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Most week days 10.00am-5.00pm some evenings 6.00pm-10.00pm PLEASE NOTE: messages and emails are strictly private and will always be responded to within 24 hours
Types of client