About me

As responsible caring adults we constantly strive to be the best version of ourselves. But sometimes on the road to being the best we can be, life throws a few arrows that can stop us in our tracks. Difficulties due to changes in relationships, family, work, finances or environmental factors can cause huge stress and reveal deep emotional pain. The source of our pain can be rooted in any part of our lives from early childhood to adulthood. Spending a period of time with skilled therapist can offer you a confidential safe space to explore and work through your difficulties. By engaging with a therapeutic process you will be able to identify and navigate a way forward.

I am an integrative therapist which means I use a number of approaches to meet individual need. I work with my clients to draw up a treatment plan with built in evaluation to measure progression towards agreed goals.

Sessions will normally last for 1 hour. During this time I will give you my full therapeutic presence. I want you to feel you are being heard, worthy of respect and safe.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA, MEd in Counselling and Guidance

I am a qualified, experienced Accredited member of the United Kingdom Counselling Psychotherapist Association and the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy.  I comply with both these professional bodies Code of Ethics and Good Practice. I am experienced in working with children, young people, families, couples and groups using therapeutic and family focussed mediation practices. I have been trained to deliver and train volunteers on the Seasons For Growth Programme. A programme focussed on the grief and loss. I worked with Relate as a sessional counsellor on relationship issues.

I trained with Alternative Dispute Resolution as a family mediator and have 20 years experience of therapeutic family mediation experience.

I have completed the Transforming Experienced Brain training and have acquired skills and experience of using healing and intentional healing touch for clients who are recovering from developmental or shock trauma.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

£40 - individual sessions, £60 - couples / family sessions

Availability

Available for in-person or online sessions afternoons and evenings Mon - Fri.

Further information

I have gained considerable experience and expertise in therapeutic practice. I have spent many years in reflective practice, identifying pathways for my clients to help guide them to a place of understanding, self-discovery healing and acceptance. My own journey of self-reflection has helped inform this along the way.

Belfast
Antrim
BT14

Newtownabbey
BT36

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor and provide an independent external supervision and support service for professionals working at the front line.

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Anne O'Kelly

Anne O'Kelly