Elaine Hoey Bsc (Hons), Dip.Counselling, MBACP (Accred)

Elaine Hoey Bsc (Hons), Dip.Counselling, MBACP (Accred)


County Antrim

07443 590745

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County Antrim

07443 590745

About me

I am a counsellor, clinical supervisor and trainer specialising in psychological trauma particularly domestic and sexual violence and conflict-related trauma. I hold a 1st class Bsc (Hons) degree in Psychological Trauma Studies from Queens University Belfast and have extensive clinical experience working in the field of trauma.

I offer a confidential non-judgemental counselling service for individuals or couples. I provide a regular space and time for you to explore any issues/problems that may be causing you stress or anxiety and help you find new ways to live your life more effectively.

I can help you to:

  • Understand your feelings
  • Resolve problems
  • Make choices
  • Cope with changes
  • Gain insight and understanding
  • Improve your relationships with others
  • Work through difficult feelings

Some difficulties I can help you with include:

  • Relationship Issues - Relate trained therapist
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma - Bsc (1st class honours) degree in Psychological Trauma Studies
  • Bereavement, loss, grief - Cruse trained therapist
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Health related difficulties
  • Anger
  • Self harm
  • any other issues that are troubling you

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  Lao Tzu

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
Bsc (1st class) honours degree in Psychological Trauma Studies, Queens University Belfast
Advanced Diploma in Counselling - Integrative
Relate NI Certificate in Couple Counselling Theory and Practice
Cruse Bereavement Care Accredited Bereavement Counsellor and Supervisor
Traumatic Bereavement training
OCN Level 3 - Understanding Domestic Violence
OCN Level 3 - Trauma and Addiction
DRCC - Issues in the Aftermath of Sexual Abuse
Risk Assessment and Risk Management training
Child Protection training
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
BodyRight Group Facilitator - A Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Programme for Young People

I have many years experience of working with individual clients (male and female) who have experienced Domestic and/or Sexual Abuse and I have helped many clients to move on from destructive relationships and develop healthy successful relationships. I am a Relate NI trained relationship counsellor.
I have worked as a bereavement counsellor with Cruse Bereavent Care for the past 8 years and have helped many clients to work through their grief and loss. I also facilitate bereavement support groups.
I have a particular interest in the field of trauma and I have worked with clients who have experienced trauma symptoms as a result of a traumatic event/events. I have helped them to find resources and coping strategies in order live more effectively. I have developed and facilitated trauma training for many agencies in both the voluntary and statutory sector.

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I offer each new client an initial consultation session free of charge with no obligation. This will allow us to discuss your needs and work out if counselling is the right option for you.

Subsequent sessions: £40 (50 minute session)

Supervision - £45 (90 minute session)

*Cash or card payments accepted

Reduced fees for student counsellors requiring supervision or personal therapy

Further information

Please contact me for more information or to book an appointment.

Maps & Directions

Newtownabbey, BT36
Belfast, BT15

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a qualified clinical supervisor and have experience supervising individuals as well as facilitating reflexive supervision groups.

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