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About me

I am an integratively trained therapist and supervisor, working in both private practice and the community sector. My main offices are in Crumlin & Ballinderry but i also see clients/supervisees in Antrim.

As an integrative therapist, both therapy and supervision are tailored to meet the needs of the individual and is client lead.

After qualifying as a counsellor in 2010 i continued on and gained the full Bsc (Hons) Professional Development in Counselling and then completed my CPCAB Level 6 in Counselling Supervision. I have a special interest in eating disorder, disordered eating and emotional eating, in particular the links between over eating and trauma. To consolidate this knowledge and further upskill, i have trained in DBT & RO-DBT for eating disorders.  

I have recently done a period of retraining in couples therapy and i am now taking on couples as client. I will hopefully begin psychosexual training in the next few months.

I offer appointments both evenings and weekends to fit around busy family lives.

I am also on the Ulster University list as a recognised supervisor. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Experience


2006 Cert. in Social Studies

2006 Cert. in Counselling

2007 Cert. in Counselling Studies

2010 Dip. H.E. in Integrative Counselling

2015 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

2016 Bsc (Hons) in Professional Development in Counselling

2016 CBCAP level 6 in Supervision

2016 Master Practitioner in EFT

2017 Pg Cert. Systemic Family Practice

2020 APT Level 1 DBT Essentials (Accred)

- APT Level 2 DBT Essentials (Accred)

2021 Polyvagal Theory in Action

2010 ASIST training

2017 Anger Management

Specialist - Addictions

2010 OCN level 2 in Drug awareness

2010 OCN level 2 Community drugs awareness

2018 Opioid overdose & Naloxone Administration

2018 Foundation Module - Children, Young People & Adults (Ascert)

Specialist - Trauma

2011 Intro to Psychological Trauma

2014 AQA level 3 in Trauma Studies

2015 OCN level 4 in Trauma (Wave Trauma Centre)

2018 Integrating Somatic Interventions in the Treatment of Trauma

2021 Treating Trauma, Complex PTSD & Dissociative Disorders

2021 Polyvagal Informed Therapy Master Class

Specialist - ED

2015 Cert. in Working with Weight management & Obesity

2016 Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity

- Practitioner Skills for the Management of Obesity

- Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders

2022 DBT for Eating Disorders

- RO DBT for Eating Disorders

2022 An Embodied Approach to Healing from Compulsive Exercise

Specialist - Community Development

2010 OCN level 3 Domestic Violence (Women's Aid)

2010 OCN level 3 Community support (Victim Support)

2017 OCN Level 2 Health & Wellbeing in Older People

2017 "Master Your Leadership" program by QUB

2018 OCN Level 2 Community Development

2018 Level 3 Award in Education & Training

2019 OCN Level 2 Restorative Skills Training

2019 PgDip. Community Development Practice

2020 Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering

Specialist - Children & Young People

2018 OCN Level 2 Parent - Teen Communication

2019 OCN Level 3 Working Therapeutically with Children  & Young People

2020 Parents Plus Facilitator Training

- Working Things out Programme

- Adolescent Programme

- Children's Programme

2020 OCN Level 2 Youth Leadership

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From £25.00 to £75.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Student fees £25 per session

(Personal therapy & supervision)

Supervision £50 per session

Therapy - sliding scale

Couples Therapy - sliding scale

Discovery sessions TBC

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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