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About me

I set up Lets Talk NI Counselling to empower young people & adults to live with positive emotional health & wellbeing throughout the course of their lives.  My counselling service is available to individuals, regardless of race, gender, religious or sexual orientation. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Counsellor registered with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy. I now have over twenty six years experience working with young people and adults with most complex needs. This work includes support to individuals, group work, training, teaching, special educational needs & disability, families, staff, management, coaching, mentoring and supervision.

I have an established private practice which provides discreet and professional counselling (Psychodynamic, Humanistic/Person Centred & CBT) to young people and adults.  With an aim to meet an ever increasing demand for emotional well-being services & counselling across Northern Ireland & the UK.  

Counselling can be offered face to face, via telephone, or online wherever you may be, whenever you need us.  

I have been able to deliver a wide variety of emotional health well-being support services, awareness sessions & tailored training to individuals, groups & organisations within the public, private, faith & voluntary sectors.  Including Women's Aid, South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust, Army Cadet Force, Youth Justice Agency, Education Authority, Kilcooley Women's Centre.

Get in touch, let's talk!  

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with



£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free 30 minute initial consultation.  

£40 per session. 

Reduced rates for students. 

Newtownards, BT23 4EA

Holywood, BT18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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