Bernice McCloskey, MBACP Accredited
I understand that it can be difficult to take that first step in coming to Counselling - I can provide you with a safe place to confidentially explore whatever is troubling you. Together we will help you identify what may be causing you pain and distress and from there, help you make changes which will allow you to heal and move forward.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, which means that I can use different approaches and techniques, depending on what is useful for you - the main approaches I use are Person Centred and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), which I will adapt based on what you might need at this point of your life.
I am experienced in working with individuals who have encountered a wide range of personal issues including anxiety, stress, depression, domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, redundancy/employment issues, bereavement, .
I can offer counselling from locations in either Ballymena (including evening appointments) or Ballymoney - depending on what best suits you.
I am an Accredited and Registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their Ethical Principles and Guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work privately from locations in Ballymena and Ballymoney - location of your appointment will be based on what is most suitable for you.
In addition to my private practice, I am currently working in a primary care setting within a GP surgery and in Nexus NI, which is a service offering counselling and support to survivors of sexual abuse/sexual violence.
L5 Diploma in Counselling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence
L5 Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic) Skills and Theory
Dip HE in Counselling
OCR Certificate in Counselling Skills
I regularly attend courses/workshops to enhance my knowledge and maintain CPD requirements.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£35 per session (50 minutes)
Your first session will include an assessment, during which I will begin getting to know you and you can ask any questions you have about counselling or what to expect from counselling. After this, you will decide on the number of sessions you wish to attend and we will base the counselling work around this - you are always in control of how often you want to attend.
You can contact me by:
Mobile - 07512269118 (please leave a message and I will come back to you as soon as possible. If your message is left after working hours, I will contact as soon as possible in the next working day.)
Or email me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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As well as working during normal office hours (9am - 5pm), I also provide evening appointments from my Ballymena location.
Types of client