I work extensively with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, couples and families, and bereavement, and am easily accessible to areas around and near Belfast, Lisburn, Moira, Ballinderry and Crumlin. I also work with ADHD and autistic spectrum adults and children, traumas of many kinds (PTSD symptoms), spiritual considerations, fully respecting any or no faith, help with feelings of guilt, shame, anger, as well as offer assertiveness skills training. My experience also includes body work healing through yoga, Pilates, and mindfulness.
I am an Integrative Counsellor; put simply this means that my training allows me to work in more than one type of therapy and am therefore able to tailor counselling to meet your needs. I'm a qualified yoga and Pilates instructor which fuels my passion for working with body and mind. But this part of my practice does not come up in the counselling room at all, unless you request.
I have worked for the NHS, counselling Bipolar, borderline, ADHD, paranoia, and sexual abuse. I also have experience from a charity organisation that offered counselling for anxiety, OCD, addictions, bereavement, domestic abuse and relationship issues. In my private practice I have helped people from all walks of life with a very broad range of issues. Currently a lot of clients are coming to me looking for help for family issues, teens, children, also with depression (low mood/feeling sad), stress problems, anxiety, anger, work relationship issues, together with traumas both big and small. My research interests include trauma work, how the body remembers, and how to release these negative influences.
You can be assured of the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality. I also take equal opportunities seriously and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
Whatever your concerns or issues you will find me to be supportive in a non judgemental and considerate way. I see it as an honour to help during your time of distress and look forward to hearing from you.
My practice room has a warm and welcoming feeling to it providing you with a calm space in which to explore what is going on for you.
I am a fully Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). Membership of this professional body means I abide by strict Codes of Ethics and professional practice.
I know how hard it is to make the move to see a counsellor and I will aim to see you as soon as possible. If you do not receive a reply from me within 24 hours please check your spam.
Training, qualifications & experience
BAHons in Integrative Counselling; utilising a person-centred approach, but integrating many other modalities for each client's needs. I am experienced in EMDR, CBT, Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, the Enneagram, Existential considerations, and various creative interventions. My experience also includes body work healing through yoga, Pilates, and mindfulness.
I've been counselling since 2011.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can also facilitate emotional and body healing through yoga, Pilates, Mindfulness, body awareness integration and assertiveness training.
£50 per hour, although I do offer concessions depending on your financial situation and for students.