Eithne Toner MBACP, BA Hons, DipHE Int. Counselling, A/Dip CBT, Mindf.
Elmwood House Business Centre Ltd
One's Self, Room 203
44-46 Elmwood Avenue
Hi. Welcome to my profile and thank you for visiting.
I provide one to one counselling and couple counselling at Elmwood Business Centre, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast (just off the Lisburn Road and across from Queens University).I am also available some evenings and Saturdays because I know how difficult it can be to take time off work. I currently have some Friday day slots available.
I provide a safe, warm and confidential environment where clients are greeted in a a non-judgemental way, where they can explore issues impacting on them and work towards regaining their normal functionality. A free private car parking space is also available during the session. I use a variety of approaches, techniques and tools, namely CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Mindfulness, Integrative and Person Centred therapy. I have counselled clients for many years and from all age groups and backgrounds, including their family and friends impacted by issues, namely;
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Low Self Esteem
Work Related Stress
and many more presenting issues.
I also have a vast amount of experience working with young people and children and have worked with Childline and undertaken Child Protection training. I also work with couples.
I offer an initial 30 minute free consultation to address the issues that have prompted the need for counselling and to explain then the merits of CBT, Mindfulness and Personal Therapy. The Initial consultation will allow too the opportunity to meet without any obligation or commitment.
What to expect in the first session;
This will be spent on an Assessment which is a very insightful tool in focusing on the presenting issues and in many cases, highlighting concerns you may not have previously rèalised or acknowledged. Former clients have found it a very enlightening experience which also enables them to identify further goals they wish to achieve.
I can work in a focused cognitive behavioural way, dependant on the client's requirements, helping them to address, challenge and modify current core beliefs and thoughts and subsequently behaviours.
I provide relevant material at each session so the client leaves with learnings to ponder on or work on if they so choose.
The end of each session is spent on a Mindfulness exercise so that the client hopefully leaves with a sense of calm and a feeling that they're not carrying a burden of acknowledged feelings into the outer world, that they feel they are better managing those thoughts and feelings.
For Students, I offer a reduced rate on the 20 hours personal therapy necessary to complete the counselling course.
I am also a Counsellor with Health Assured Ltd Employee Assist Programme.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists),and am on the BACP Register. I have my own professional indemnity insurance. I hold a University of Ulster Dip-HE in Integrative Counselling (with commendation) and a University of Derby Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I also hold a Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic use of Mindfulness and have completed training in anxiety, bereavement, trauma, anger management, addiction, child protection etc. I have previously worked with addiction and cancer agencies and currently work both privately and for the Belfast Trust in Primary Care.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Photos & videos
£40.00 per Hour.
A reduced rate is available to students including those embarking on 20 hours of personal therapy, a necessary requirement of the Counselling Course.
As advised above, I offer an initial 30 minute free consultation.
I feel I have a strong value base, focused on treating people with respect, dignity, empathy and being non-judgemental. I am genuine with people and I sense their awareness of this and which is in turn reciprocated. I like people and I feel this comes across.
A free car parking space is available during the session which hopefully eliminates the stress of worrying about where to park.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have some availability Friday day time and on some evenings and a Saturday as I know it can be difficult to take time off work. Free car parking is provided during the session.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|