JULIE DOBBIN- MBACP & MNCS (Accredited )

JULIE DOBBIN- MBACP & MNCS (Accredited )

Antrim
BT41

Ballymena
BT42

07511 912795

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Antrim
BT41

Ballymena
BT42

07511 912795

About me

ABOUT  ME

Hi I'm Julie and welcome to my profile.

I am a counsellor in Cruse Bereavement Care and also a G.P. surgery. My interest in counselling arose from my own personal past experiences, these experiences helped me to see how beneficial counselling can be. I know it can be difficult in taking the first step to try counselling but my aim is to offer you a safe, trusting, supportive environment.

As I am aware we are all individuals and therefore everybody's experiences are unique, I combine different therapeutic principles into my practice such as Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Brief Therapy. To ensure the safety of my clients, I have become a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice, I am also an accredited member with the National Counselling Society (NCS). I engage in one and a half hours personal supervision monthly with an accredited supervisor

WHY COME TO COUNSELLING?

Most of us at times can experience difficulties and trauma throughout our lives which can leave a lasting impact on our emotional and mental well-being. Counselling is not about giving advice but working together to help you arrive at your own solutions. I provide a non-judgemental space to help you reflect on your thoughts, feelings and past experiences to explore and understand how they are impacting on you at present. Being able to talk to someone and feeling heard can bring hope when you are feeling depressed, frightened, distressed or unhappy, it can help you to develop healthy coping strategies in working towards change. Counselling can give you the tools to help you feel better about yourself and see a more positive way forward.

Some of the issues I have worked with are: Bereavement & loss, trauma, depression, irrational or negative thoughts, suicidal ideation, stress, low self-esteem, anxiety, ocd, panic disorders, health worries, bullying, postnatal depression, relationship issues and anger management.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Accredited Member with NCS (National Counselling Society)

Qualifications & Training

Level 2 Counselling skills
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I am currently enrolled and awaiting to start Level 5 CBT in September 2016
Cruse ABC Foundation Course Bereavement Counselling
OCN Level 4 Psychological Trauma (Wave)
OCN Level 3 Trauma and Addiction (Wave)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (Assist)
Mental Health First Aid
Understanding Self Harm and Substance misuse
Level 1 connections and interventions
Level 2 connections and interventions
Suicide Alertness (Safe Talk)
Parent Teen Communication
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (Wrap)
Supporting Bereaved Children & Young People
Working with Young People & Substance misuse (Ascert)
Young People Substance Misuse & Mental Health (Ascert)
Foundation Module: Children, Young People & Families (Ascert)
Kids, Alcohol and Sexual Health (KASH)
Understanding Cancer and its Treatments (Macmillan)
BACP Certificate of proficiency

I have experience of working with individuals from 16 and upwards. I engage in ongoing professional development as stipulated in my professional guidelines and continue to attend training and workshops to ensure my practice is kept up to date.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£35 for 1-1 counselling

A counselling session usually lasts between 50 minutes and an hour.

Please note that I do accept debit or credit cards.

I offer a reduced rate for student counsellors.

Further information

My counselling service is totally confidential please remember that whatever problem you are experiencing is never too big or small.

The first session provides an opportunity for you and I to meet and both agree that counselling is the right course of action for yourself. There will be no obligation to book further sessions unless you wish to do so.

If you feel that counselling could be beneficial to you, please call me on 07511912795.

I can be flexible with appointments, and will do my best to find a time to suit you.

Maps & Directions

Antrim, BT41
Ballymena, BT42

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

days and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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