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
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)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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)