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Are you feeling overwhelmed by your emotions or struggling to make sense of your thoughts?  Maybe it is you are feeling sad, anxious, depressed, insecure or have been experiencing negative thought/behavioural patterns or low moods.

Perhaps you are faced with problems within your personal relationships or are troubled over past relationships/experiences? It could be that you simply wish to make some positive changes within your life change your outlook or need to make sense of a situation. Whatever the reason for your visit, counselling can help.

Together, in a safe comfortable, confidential environment, we can explore your issues, developing coping strategies to overcome them.

Within my busy practice accessibly situated on the Antrim Road, Glengormley, I offer bespoke private counselling and therapy, tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. I aspire to implore an approach that compliments each persons personality as well as meeting their individual therapeutic needs; tailoring the therapy to each client, rather than the client to the therapy.

I am an integrated Counsellor incorporating all of the main counselling approaches to my therapy, such as; Person Centred Counselling, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic Approach; In combining these theories along with my own signature framework; I aim to facilitate healing on all levels.

I work with most issues; common examples being anxiety, generalised anxiety, relationship issues, depression, feeling sad, panic, family issues, affairs, betrayal, boundary setting, separation and divorce, addiction, childhood related issues, low self esteem, alcoholism, bereavement, emotional abuse, low self-confidence, anger management, sexual abuse, behaviour patterns/problems, trauma, work related stress, career dilemmas, infertility, spirituality.

I promise to support you in any way I can which usually comes in the form of one on one counselling however this can be adjusted should your needs require so.

**Both short and long term therapy available.

**Evening and Weekends available.

**Enquiries are answered during business hours.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Professionally registered with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  With many years of Counselling experience, I have a proven track record in helping clients successfully work through a range of difficult personal issues and situations, by offering a bespoke programme of counselling and personal healing, tailored to meet the personal needs of each individual client.

Training/Qualifications

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling DIP.
  • Gestalt Psychology DIP.
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic theory
  • Solution focused (Brief Therapy)
  • Working with addictions(AQA)
  • Working with trauma (AQA)
  • Suicide prevention training (PIPS)
  • Safe place domestic violence awareness (ONUS)
  • Dealing with distress - working with suicide and self harm (CS Training)
  • Working with Shame (CS Training)
  • Working with relational trauma, dealing with disorganised attachment.
  • Introduction to Somatic Experiencing
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

In order to support my clients to the very best of my ability I hold various qualifications in further holistic therapies (details below).

  • Certificate in Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Certified Wellbeing & Life Coach.
  • Mindfulness and Meditation(Dip)
  • Emotional Freedom Therapy (Dip)
  • Advanced Shadow Mastery Jungian psychology (Dip)
  • Inner Child Healing (Dip)
  • Working with shame
  • Reiki Level One, Two & Master Degree

I continue to develop myself professionally and personally by up keeping continued professional development, training as well as engaging in regular Supervision.

Should I not have availability to suit your schedule at this time I can offer you an appointment with my fully qualified, professionally registered and highly experienced Associate Counsellor.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Abuse, addiction, attachment behaviours, alcoholism, anxiety, anger, bereavement, behavioural patterns, bullying, childhood issues, compulsive disorders, confidence building, depression, disorganised attachment, domestic violence, emotional distress, family problems, feeling sad, generalised anxiety disorder, grief, intimacy issues, job loss, life changes/adaption, loss, low moods, negative thoughts, panic attacks, relationships, relational trauma, sexual issues, self-esteem, stress, trauma, work related issues.

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a free non obligatory initial telephone consultation and would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

I understand this is a difficult time and taking that first step can be daunting but I will do my utmost to put your mind at ease.  I firmly believe in meeting individual client needs, this is reflected in my practice and also my fees.

Telephone or video sessions available.

Each face to face session is usually charged at £40 and lasts around 50 mins.  Sessions can be arranged to suit your individual requirements with evenings and weekends available. Payment is taken in cash, cheque or via Paypal.

Availability

Monday to Friday - late evenings available /Saturday sessions on request. social distancing guidelines are maintained during face-to-face appointments Telephone and Video Therapy available

Further information


Website:  www.adcounsellingnewtownabbey.co.uk

FEES

Counselling  £40.00

Reiki   £30.00

Evening and weekends upon request.

161 Antrim Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT36 7QR

Newtownabbey
County Antrim
BT37

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

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Ashleigh Duncan

Ashleigh Duncan