Pauline Montgomery BACP Registered & Accredited
02892 617390 / 07731 728086
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile - I have been working as a Counsellor since 1988, offering individual, face to face sessions to both adults and young people. I am registered and accredited with BACP and offer a safe, caring and confidential space for you to explore and address the issues that have brought you to counselling. My hope is that you will acquire a deeper understanding of yourself and others as a result and discover a greater capacity for making choices in your life.
My approach to counselling is an integrative one - it is based primarily on a Person-Centred Approach, but also incorporates principles and techniques from other theoretical perspectives, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), where appropriate, in order to best address your individual needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BA (Hons) degree in Psychology from Queen's University Belfast (1984), a Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance & Counselling from the University of Ulster (1987) and a Master of Education (MEd) degree in Counselling from Queen's University Belfast (2003).
In 2011, I also completed a Certificate in Cognitive Therapy Methods (Level 4, CCEA).
I have more than 25 years experience of working with a wide range of client issues, including depression, anxiety, panic, stress, workplace/employment/academic issues, bullying, relationship difficulties, family problems, bereavement and loss (including miscarriage and termination of pregnancy), self-esteem & self-confidence, living with cancer, life changes or crises.
I have also worked in a variety of settings over the years, including Higher Education, Adult Mental Health, Youth Work, Secondary & Primary Healthcare.
I have been an Accredited Counsellor with BACP since 2005.
I currently work in both the University Health Centre at Queen's and in private practice. Private clients are seen in the confidential setting of a purpose built office behind my home. It is at ground level, has ample parking space, and separate toilet facilities.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £45 per session.
A reduced fee is available for counselling students undertaking personal therapy as part of their course requirements.
I can offer either daytime or evening appointments in order to give you the flexibility of coming at a time that best suits your situation.
If you are considering getting in touch with me, please feel free to either phone, text, or email - whichever suits you best. I will get back to you as quickly as I can, and we can then either arrange a date and time for your first appointment, or have an initial chat by phone, after which you can decide whether or not to proceed any further.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Thursday, daytime and evening appointments available