As a professionally qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I understand that making the decision to attend for counselling can be a challenging one and I, therefore, provide my service in a discrete setting that ensures complete confidentiality and privacy.
I offer confidential counselling to clients experiencing conditions ranging from depression and severe anxiety to phobias and low self-esteem, from OCD and addictions to difficulties socialising with friends, from workplace stresses and unhappiness to anger.
Please see below a full list of the conditions and problems with which I can help and treat.
I understand how, at times, problems can appear overwhelming and solutions difficult to find. Help is at hand. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a proven success based therapy which can be applied to many conditions and problems. Research has shown that CBT is the treatment of choice in many areas from depression and anxiety to phobias and substance abuse.
Solutions to many of these conditions and problems lie within us all; CBT is a highly effective therapy which will provide you with the tools and skills necessary to find and maintain your personal solution.
As a cognitive behavioural therapist, I have helped many clients gain the self-confidence and beliefs necessary to enable them to overcome the negative self-defeating behaviours that have caused much of their personal difficulties and distress. With 15 years working experience in the Health Service, I bring a wide range of knowledge and skills to my private practice.
Why Choose CBT?
Cognitive behavioural therapy identifies and lets you change your own unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour.
It will help you gain greater control over your moods and behaviour.
It will provide you with new skills to help face and deal with present and future difficult challenges in your life
Who can benefit from CBT?
Anyone can benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy as it is easily applied to many everyday situations.
Most importantly, you do not have to have been diagnosed with a particular condition to gain help from this form of counselling.
CBT is a results-based therapy and successful outcomes can be reached in 6-8 weeks of treatment. Some clients may require a longer period of treatment.
Both Adolescents and Adults respond particularly well to CBT and I provide confidential services to both these groups.
Cross Professional and Counselling Supervision
I provide counselling supervision for recently qualified counsellors and students.
I also provide supervision for individuals working in community, voluntary and Church-based organisations.
My aim as a supervisor is to provide a safe environment which will promote improved effectiveness as a professional and develop personal growth and self-care.
COVID 19 Pandemic
As a result of the restrictions imposed by the COVID19 Pandemic I am now offering telephone sessions and Skype sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Sociology & Psychology
MSc Health & Social Services
Post Grad Dip in CBT
Post Grad Dip in Advanced Reflexive Supervision
Northern Ireland Care Council
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (worry)
I am available for online appointments on Tuesdays from 1-6pm
And on Thursdays from 9am to 5pm
Online fee is £60 for 1 hour session.
30 minute sessions are also available and fee is £30
Premises have disabled access and free car parking on site.
Registered with the main Private Health Care Insurance Groups including BUPA, AVIVA,h3, Cigna.