Moira Anketell B.Ed; Adv. Dip. Couns; Cert. Couple Counselling; BACP Accredited.

Moira Anketell B.Ed; Adv. Dip. Couns; Cert. Couple Counselling; BACP Accredited.


Balloo Road


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Balloo Road


About me

Are you feeling overwhelmed by difficult events in your life? Perhaps there are stresses and tensions in your marriage or relationship; maybe you're facing financial strain, or loss of a loved person through death or separation; things may be combining to give you the feeling you're no longer in control of your life. You might feel isolated, anxious and lonely, or profoundly disappointed.

Talking with a professional helping person might seem like a big step to take, and the idea might make you feel nervous or scared, but if you find yourself needing to evaluate your way of thinking or coping, I warmly invite you to consider counselling both as a means of finding a way through, and also as a means of learning about yourself in the context of your life’s story. This will often include considering your experiences, your worldview, your relationships and the events that have shaped your way of looking at things, whether you are facing a particular crisis, or life events in a more general sense. It might at some stage involve your thinking about what you hope to achieve or to change - though this will not always be clear to you at the beginning.

I offer to you a confidential, respectful and caring time and place where you may begin - or continue - the process of regarding your life, reflecting upon it and weighing up what matters for you. You will have my full and focused attention and I will take time between sessions to reflect upon whatever you are encountering in your life.

If you hold to a tradition of faith or spiritual belief, I am happy to give you a place to explore this, and to see how it informs and impacts your decisions and responses.

I work in a person centred, integrative way with a broad range of life's concerns, and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework. I've been working as a counsellor for over twenty years and value both my professional training and qualifications, and also my own experience in the 'school of life'.

Location: Two Bangor locations, both with easy access and ample parking space. Disabled facilities.

Training, qualifications & experience

I began counselling some twenty years ago in a teenage drop-in centre, and my initial training was in working supportively with girls and guys finding themselves facing teenage pregnancy, and with women who were considering, or who had decided to have, an abortion. Later I went on to gain my Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and then to become accredited with BACP. In addition, I hold a Professional Certificate in Couples Counselling.

I am also a teacher with a specialist qualification in working with individuals who have dyslexia, and I therefore have an interest in education-related difficulties.

I'm experienced in working with individuals, couples and in family relationships. I work extensively with clients attending through Employee Assistance Programmes as well as privately and while I work with a broad range of life's challenges, I have particular interests in the following areas:

Marriage and Relationships
Elderly People
Grief and loss
Miscarriage, abortion and Stillbirth

Some of the ongoing Professional Development events that I have attended have equipped me
to help in the following areas: -

Families and relationships;
Bereavement care;
Solution Focused Coaching
Narrative Therapy
Suicide awareness;
Working with victims and survivors of childhood and adult sexual abuse;
Sexual addictions;
Post-traumatic stress disorder;
Spirituality and health psychology;
Student Wellbeing;
Couple Counselling.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life Transitions
Family and generational issues
Solution focused brief therapy

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My fee is £45.00 per 50-minute hour for face to face counselling.

Further information

During the first session we can discuss what you hope to gain from coming to counselling and you can consider whether you think we can work therapeutically together. I can answer any questions you need to ask about counselling, or about me as a counsellor. If you wish to continue, a contract will be agreed and this will normally confirm that we will meet for six sessions and then review things. You are, however, free to withdraw from the counselling at any time.

Maps & Directions

Bangor, BT20
Bangor, BT19

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Weekdays. Evening appointments sometimes available.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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