Azariah Shortt

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Counsellor/Supervisor. Msc Counselling. CBT Trauma Addiction
Available for new clients
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Londonderry, BT48
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I know it can be daunting to reach out for help but it is also brave. It is the first step towards taking charge of your life. It can feel difficult to invest in yourself because its too easy to think you are not worth it and perhaps others deserve it more. But the truth is, helping yourself grow into the person you've always wanted to be is a greatest gift you can give yourself and your loved ones. 

I am a qualified and registered counsellor originally from Donegal, working in Waterloo Place in Derry. I work with people in many areas including addiction, grief, depression, anxiety and trauma. We all struggle with the ups and downs of life at times. I believe that through meaningful and purposeful conversation, in a non-judgmental environment, you can become free of what holds you back and find the path to true happiness.

Sometimes people come to counselling for a specific reason like bereavement or relationship issues or lacking in confidence, other times it's because they feel down and are not sure why. There can be feelings of being unheard, not good enough, feeling disappointed with life, or being trapped in a cycle of unhelpful behaviour. Together we can explore what is leading to these feelings and work together to improve your quality of life. 

I am very passionate about my work and especially how human connection can help people mend from past pain. 

Please call, text or email if you require more information or would like to book an appointment.

I also have availability as a counselling supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Diploma in Integrative Supervision (BACP/IACP Accredited)

Masters Degree in Addiction Counselling and Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)

Bachelor Degree in Counselling (The University of Notre Dame, Australia)

Schema Therapy Modules 1, 2 & 3 (IIST)

Postgraduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma (Australian Childhood Foundation)

Professional Diploma in Bereavement and Grief

Levels 2 and 3 Counselling Skills

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 

Level 1 Family and Relationship Therapy

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) Training

Solution-Focused TherapyTraining 

Circle of Security Parenting Facilitation Training

ASIST Suicide Intervention Training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 concession rate.

£60 Supervision (1.5 hours).

£50 Supervision (1.5 hours: student).

When I work

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Further information

I work as a person led counsellor and offer subtle challenges to my clients in order for them to understand and see their blind spots. My aim is for each client to learn more about themselves so they can live a more content life and have better relationships with others. I assist individuals to develop insight into their thoughts, actions and how they operate in every day life. Each person I see requires difference needs. These are explored using empathy and positive regard. My aim is to provide the tools each person needs to make their life better and to develop their emotional resilience. 

Waterloo Place, Londonderry, BT48

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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My location is wheelchair accessible.


In person

Counselling supervision available online or face to face.

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Azariah Shortt
Azariah Shortt