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, spiritual considerations (fully respecting any or no faith), help with feelings of guilt, shame, anger, help with extreme emotions and self-harm, OCD, and dream analysis. My skills also includes yoga, Pilates, and mindfulness training.
** I am currently forming DBT groups in the Lisburn area. Contact if interested.
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, 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 best techniques to release these negative influences so you can have your best life.
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 utilising psychodynamic methods, but integrating many other modalities for each client's needs. I am experienced in EMDR, CBT, Eating Psychology coaching, DBT counselling and coaching, Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, the Enneagram, Existential considerations, and various creative interventions.
I've been counselling since 2011.
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
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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.
Concessions offered for
£50 per hour, although I do offer concessions depending on your financial situation and for students.
When I work
I aim to be flexible.