Brenda McDowell BACP ACCRED/COSRT ACCRED
I am one of the few Accredited Sex Therapists in Northern Ireland. I trained with Relate and have also achieved my Accreditation with COSRT as a supervisor of Sex Therapists. I work mainly with clients who are experiencing sexual problems. These include: Lack of Desire, Erectile Problems Painful or unsatisfactory Intercourse or an inability to have sex (vaginismus). I am also a Relationship Counsellor with 20 years experience and a BACP Snr Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I am thus able to deal with all aspects of Couple relationships including communication problems and negotiating change.
I also offer supervision to Counsellors and Therapists, both experienced and in training.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Counsellor
BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor
COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) Accredited Sex Therapist
COSRT Accredited Supervisor
RELATE trained - Certificate in couples counselling
I have been employed as a counsellor since 1994.
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.
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £50 per session and I offer a reduced rate to counselling students and unwaged clients who can attend on Thursday mornings