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About me

I specialise in relationship issues, couples counselling, anger management, mindfulness, depression & anxiety issues and stress. I am accredited by British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and United Kingdom Council of Registered Psychotherapists.

Telephone and WhatsApp counselling are available in addition to in person counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications include;

M.Sc. Guidance & Counselling (3 years);

Cert. in Systemic Family Therapy ( 1 year);

Cert. in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (1 year);

Cert. in Working Therapeutically with Survivors of Sexual Abuse (2 years).

I have over 30 years experience of helping people in a wide variety of situations.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 for individual and couple sessions. Reduced fees available.
Organisational rate is negotiable.

When I work



Further information

My consulting rooms are discreetly located in the Waterside area of Derry city with parking easily accessible. Evening appointments are sometimes available on Thursdays
Why not give me a ring for an informal chat about your situation.
Ph. 0774 2275 192.

90a Spencer Road, L'Derry, BT47 6AG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Alternative sites can be accessed by arrangement.