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MBACP - Breakthrough Counselling NI

About me

I am a qualified integrative counsellor, working with person-centred and psychodynamic models through the lens of Internal Family Systems and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

I offer a confidential and understanding service for adults, children and young people who are facing a range of challenges and emotional difficulties. 

There are many reasons why an individual seeks counselling, and I understand that it can feel like a big decision where you may feel nervous, uncertain or vulnerable.

My first step is to offer you a safe, non-judgemental space, where you will feel able to explore your own thoughts and feelings. This offers you space to understand the underlying feelings that can make you feel low, stuck, empty or overwhelmed. During our first interactions I will provide you with the information that you need to make an informed decision regarding your therapy. If you choose to continue then together, we can work through the areas you would like to explore at a pace that you are comfortable with.

I have been working with people in the public and voluntary sectors for over ten years, with focus around supporting those affected by domestic and/or sexual abuse. I have gained experience working with a variety of mental health challenges, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, abuse and other traumas, addiction, bereavement/loss, stress, self-esteem, relationships issues amongst others. Understanding the impact that these experiences can have upon a person’s life has helped me develop a caring and empathetic approach to my work.

I offer both short-term and long-term therapy to suit the needs of the individual.

I can offer a free 15 minute initial telephone call, for us to explore your presenting concern and discuss what you would like to gain from your time in therapy.  This can be requested in your initial email to me, please include the contact number that you would prefer me to use.

You are welcome to contact me with any queries, however, the easiest way to get in touch is to email or text me your contact details and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Bea McRandal

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology – ongoing
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems), Lv1 Trauma Model
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems), Lv 2 Compassion for addictive processes - Addictions & Eating Disorders
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, Lv1 Trauma Themes
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Lv 2 Developmental Trauma - Starting Sept 22
  • Dip. Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Cert. Counselling Skills & Theories
  • Cert. Childhood Psychology – Child development & attachment
  • Cert. Online Counselling
  • Cert. Couples Counselling
  • Cert. Science of the Brain – Mood, Addiction & Dementia
  • Cert. Fear & Sadness – Through lens of 5 therapeutic modalities
  • Cert. Trauma & Addiction
  • Cert. Psychological Trauma
  • Cert. Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Cert. Complex Grief
  • Cert. ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advocate)
  • Cert. Loss/Bereavement for children & young people
  • Cert. Applied Psychology – Anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders
  • ASIST & MHFA
  • EFT Workshop
  • Understanding Dissociation
  • Working with Russian Dolls – Creative Therapy

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £50.00 to £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual - from £50 per session

Couples - from £70 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime & evening appointments available between 9am-9pm.

Evening appointments (5pm onwards) from £55.

Weekend work available on request, from £60.

Larne, Antrim, BT40

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

AccessNI check

AccessNI carries out criminal records checks for individuals working in certain roles in Northern Ireland. Find out more at justice-ni.gov.uk , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Ground floor room with onsite parking

Online platforms

Zoom

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