Roisen Keaveney Chartered Psychologist Reg. psychol.PsSI, MBACP Registered.

Roisen Keaveney Chartered Psychologist Reg. psychol.PsSI, MBACP Registered.

County Down


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About me

I am a Chartered Psychologist with The Psychological Society of Ireland. I am also accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am on the BACP Register.

I have 25 years experience of working in a wide range of settings including the statutory, voluntary and private sector. My experience includes:

5 years specialising within the mental health field including acute psychiatry and community mental health settings working with patients presenting with schizophrenia, manic depression/bipolar, agoraphobia, anxiety and depression including generalised anxiety disorder, anorexia and bulimia, OCD and other mental health issues.

6 years specialising in counselling adult survivors of chilhhood abuse including physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect. I also provided therapy for adult survivors of rape or sexual assault. My work included counselling survivors of clerical and institutional abuse. This involves working with the client in accessing legal support if desired by the client.

5 years specialising in counselling within university counselling services including Queens University Belfast and Dundalk institute of Technology.

3 years specialising in post-primary counselling in schools for children aged 11 to 18.

In addition to the above I have ran my Private Practice for 19 years. Within my Private Practice I offer individual and couple counselling and Clinical Supervision for Counsellors. I now work in my Private Practice full time. My work in Private Practice includes:

-offering counselling to survivors of Institutional and clerical abuse. I am registered with Towards Healing and therefore counselling can be offered free if you have experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect by a member of the clergy or lay person working for the Catholic Church.

-Working for an Employee Assistance Programme Provider offering counselling to clients experiencing work-related stress or personal difficulties that may be impacting on their performance at work.

-I also receive self-referrals from individuals and couples seeking support for a wide range of emotional issues.I have extensive experience gained over the last 25 years in working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, panic attacks, depression including post natal depression, suicidal ideation, relationship difficulties, attachment issues, work related stress, low self-esteem, anger management, bereavement and loss, eating difficulties including anorexic and bulimic behaviours, and other self-harming behaviours. I have extensive experience of working with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) including abuse trauma, trauma as a result of the Northern Ireland Conflict and trauma experienced following any life threatening or terrifying experience.

My main models of psychological intervention include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)including mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) psychodynamic, humanistic and integrative approaches.

I am Bupa registered.

I also offer Clinical Supervision for counsellors and counsellors in training.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology 1990-1993
One year certificate in Counselling Skills 1995-1996
MSc in Counselling Psychology 1996-1998

Recent training includes:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Mental Health First Aid
Critical Incident Debriefing

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Institutional and Clerical abuse


£50 per 50 minute session / £60 per 1 hour couple session. Funded counselling can be provided for victims of clerical abuse and/or their partner or children.

Maps & Directions

Newcastle, BT33

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Daytime, weekend and evening appointments available for face to face or telephone counselling.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer supervision to both qualified counsellors and counsellors in training.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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