Counselling or psychotherapy is a process which helps you to develop an awareness and understanding of yourself, your struggles, emotions, strengths and joys; in your current life or from your past; so that you can make positive choices for your future. This is done through talking and / or using creative methods. This allows you the opportunity to gain an understanding of your situation and can have a long lasting positive impact on your day to day life.
I offer a counselling and psychotherapy services, Online and Face to Face, in Derry / Londonderry and North Donegal, providing therapy that is focused on your needs and working in a way that suits you.
Whilst face to face therapy allows you to meet with me in a therapeutic space away from your home, online therapy allows you to access therapy at a place and time that may be more convenient for you.
I have a wealth of experience working with adults, children and couples experiencing difficult and confusing thoughts, feelings and behaviours, helping them to make healthy choices and feel better in themselves and in life.
I have particular experience in working with low self esteem; depression; anxiety; bereavement and loss; bullying; isolation and loneliness; historical abuse; childhood family issues; suicidal thoughts and self harm; employment assistance programs / workplace issues.
What sessions are like.
When you contact me first, we will have a brief conversation about what is happening for you to make sure I can provide the right service for you. I will explain therapy briefly, take some contact information and arrange a first appointment. I offer weekly appointments and a limited numbers of fortnightly appointments, usually at the same time each week.
In the first session, we will talk further about the counselling process, confidentiality and how I use your information, my role and your role in this process. We will talk in more detail about what you are going through, and what you would like to see change.
Each session after this will involve activities that center around processing your difficulties and moving towards the changes you wish for. We will review progress approximately every 4-6 sessions, to assess how close we are to our goals or if they have been met and look at the ending process.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified with a Foundation Degree in Counselling Studies in 2012, I have a wealth of counselling and psychotherapy experience. My experience includes working with individual adults, children and young people, and couples.
I have particular experience in working with low self esteem; depression; anxiety; bereavement and loss; bullying; isolation and loneliness; historical abuse; childhood family issues; suicidal thoughts and self harm; employment assistance programs / workplace issues
2012 Foundation Degree in Counselling Studies
2007 BSc (Hons) (Open) Psychology
2020 Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling 2019 Introduction to Traumaplay ™ 2020 Introduction to The Worry Wars™
2017 L5 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
2016 Level 5 Diploma In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
2015 British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Certificate of Accreditation
2013 Certificate in Working with the Couple Relationship
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 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £45 / €55 per session - Some concession rates are available. Please contact me for further information.
Concessions offered for
Online Therapy available for you to be in a private location that suits you.
Derry City Centre location, close to public transport links, and with a carpark, comfortable therapy rooms, with disability access, bathroom facilities and refreshment available.
Appointments can also be made in north Donegal.
Please note premises used for Face to Face therapy allow for 2m social distancing and are subject to regular cleaning in line with advise from HSE. Clients are advised to use the hand sanitizer available, bring their own tissues and water and remove these items when leaving. Clients may use a mask if they wish, but this is not compulsory.