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Joan White. B Sc Psychology BACP ACCREDITED

Bangor, Down, BT20
02891 460389 02891 460389 07901 540922 07901 540922 Registered / Accredited

About me

I hope to provide the information you need to encourage you to embark on a course of counselling which will enrich your life and reach more of your potential. I offer you a professional, confidential and non-judgemental service based on over twenty years of experience in counselling.

What Counselling provides
Counselling and therapy essentially provides the person with a very specific and special space to explore the problems which have led to the need to seek help. The cornerstone of all psychotherapy is the non-judgemental attentive listening which the therapist has developed through training and experience of patterns of human behaviour.

In our busy lives it can become increasingly difficult to give ourselves enough reflective space to support our connection with our deeper sense of how best to develop our most effective self expression.

When we lose connection with ourselves, anxiety, depression and a sense of dissatisfaction arises.
Counselling addresses the inner imbalances and often restores a sense of well-being and confidence in the future.

What kind of Therapy do I offer?
I work on an individual basis with an integrated approach. This means that I draw from many different theoretical paradigms, being influenced by the unique needs of each client. I work on a long or short term basis, again according to the presenting problem outlined.
I also offer EMDR therapy.


What kind of Issues?
Throughout all of our lives we face challenges, joys and sadnesses, but sometimes something blocks our forward progress. These blockages can be encountered suddenly and cause very acute pain and anxiety. Issues commonly creating stress and generalised anxiety include:
Relationships
Family
Childhood traumas
Work
Sexual Identity
Spiritual Identity
Bereavement and loss of any kind
These are just a few of the issues I work with as the list is myriad as even the smallest of changes can upset our inner balances. Counselling can help to unlock the door to new possibility.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bsc Psychology. (Queen's University Belfast)
Diploma in Family Therapy. (Clanwilliam Institute Dublin)
Certificate in Stress Management (Stress Management Institute Dublin)
Diploma in Supervision (Dublin Counselling and Therapy Centre)
Accredited Psychotherapist with BACP
Accredited with The Irish Council for Psychotherapy since 1994-2013

I have been working as a therapist for 20 years.

Professional Memberships

BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Full fee £40 for 1hour.
I have some provision for a reduction.

Ballyholme
Bangor
Down
BT20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I have just under 20 years of experience.

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