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; trauma; 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)
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
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
Concessions offered for
My fees are £45 / €55 per session - Some concession rates are available. Please contact me for further information.
When I work
Midweek daytime, Evening and Weekend appointments available
Online Therapy available for you to be in a private location that suits you.
Face to face locations in Derry City and Carndonagh - comfortbale therapeutic spaces, close to public transport, car parks, disability access, bathroom facilities.
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 HSC/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.