Bridgina McCafferty

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Ballymena, Antrim, BT44
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About me

I offer one to one counselling in my private practice in Portglenone on outskirts of Ballymena.

Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I am a fully registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). I am an experienced therapist who offers a confidential, open, honest and non-judgemental style of therapy.

I am an integrative counsellor; which means I work using a variety of approaches to suit the unique needs of the client,(Person Centred/Humanistic and CBT). I will take time getting to know my client and work in a collaborative manner to facilitate needs at that time, offering guided discovery.

As a Behavioural support worker (in my full time job) I offer a confidential counselling service for children, teenagers, individual adults, couples and families. I offer a safe space, and time for you to explore any issues/problems that has brought you to counselling.

I begin all sessions with a telephone call consultation when I can advice you if I can help or sign post you on to somewhere else that would be more appropriate for you. My aim through out the therapy will be to give you the tools to help yourself through difficult times and to equip you for later life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified and trained in the following:

HNC Health and social care

Certificate in Counselling Skill

University of Ulster Foundation degree in Integrative counselling

OCN level 2 in Drug Awareness

OCN level 2 in Alcohol Awareness

OCN level 2 in substance Misuse Awareness

Self Harm & Alcohol

Mental Health First Aid

W.R.A.P. Wellness Recovery Action Plan Training

Cruise Bereavement

Barnarod's Bereavement (child Bereavement)

A.S.I.S.T. Suicide Training

I am also a Registered on the N.I Social care council.( working with children)

Member organisations

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

I will try by best to work with you regarding suitable hours 

Further information

As a Behavioural Support worker I work closely with children and young Adults with ADHA, and Autism. I have been a volunteer in Woman's Aid (working with Women & children in Domestic violence) as well as Turning point N.I (working with men and Women in crisis. Mental Health and suicide)

Ballymena, Antrim, BT44

Type of session

In person
Bridgina McCafferty
Bridgina McCafferty