M. E. Helen Armstrong (BACP Accredited)
North City Business Centre
2 Duncairn Gardens
I am a qualified counsellor and am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I offer a warm, confidential and non-judgemental counselling service for adults, young people and children.
I am a professionally trained and experienced practitioner working privately and as a volunteer with two agencies.
I work as an Integrative Therapist drawing on resources from Person Centred Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy according to the individual needs of the client. My expertise in counselling has evolved from years of studying counselling models and also from a myriad of life experiences which I have acquired in the field of education, church life and most of all from my family life which has kept me grounded and in touch with the real world.
My counselling approach has developed into one which is calm, competent, compassionate and caring, focusing upon building relationships based upon an empathic approach and active listening to create a warm secure and safe environment in which the client feels able to address their issues.
As a Cruse Bereavement Volunteer I have worked with adults, young people and children and consider it a privilege to walk alongside each person on the very difficult journey of loss and grief.
In my role as a volunteer in New Life Counselling I regularly deal with issues such as:
- eating disorders
- self-esteem and relationship difficulties.
If you are feeling hopeless and helpless, contact me today, and I will arrange an assessment which takes about one hour. If I cannot help you I will try to signpost you to someone who may be able to meet your individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a wife, mother and grandmother I bring a wealth of life experience to the counselling room and am very aware of the relationship difficulties, financial and general pressures which families face in this current climate.
I have worked in education for 33 years as a teacher and have experience of the many issues which young people and children have to cope with on a daily basis and am also mindful of the role of concerned parents looking on from the outside.
I attend training and courses regularly to ensure continued professional development
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer personal therapy and to students at a discounted rate. Please contact me for further details.
First session is an assessment and is free of charge.
£40 per 1 hour session.
My faith and church life have played a significant role in who I am and having been involved in children's work, youth clubs, mums and tots and as a pastoral care volunteer visiting the sick and elderly I have the ability to build warm, caring relationships with people of all ages, gender and diverse backgrounds. Although I personally view the world from a Christian viewpoint I welcome all faiths and have the ability to be non judgemental and genuine in my desire to help them find relief and hope in their situation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have premises in Carrickfergus and Belfast. Availability is flexible.
Types of client