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NCS (Accred) Teen and Adult Counsellor

About me

Hi my name is Cathy, I specialise in offering a range of Therapies to pre-teens and adolescents who may be struggling with exam stress,  anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sexuality, gender and the many other issues commonly faced by these age groups. I have gained substantial experience helping young people with their problems across the schools counselling service in Primary, Post Primary and Special Education.

I work with Adults on a range of issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Stress and Addiction, within the Community, Voluntary Sector and Private Practice. This has given me great diversity in my client work and I am able to counsel within a wide range of settings and age groups.

How counselling can help

My aim is to provide emotional support to people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives, by helping them to address, identify and work through their issues. Working together through the most important aspect of counselling that being the therapeutic relationship. I will offer you a warm, safe, confidential  space.  A space were you can talk through your issues and build positive coping strategies into your life,  while working towards future goals, for a happier healthier you.

What to expect

The first session will give us the opportunity to meet and introduce ourselves for the first time. A number of things will be covered such as confidentiality and timing's. The session will be offered for 1 hour and an assessment of your presenting concerns will be taken, I will be interested to hear your story and what your goals are for counselling.

Other areas of specialism Autism

Young People and Adults with additional needs, I have personal and professional experience working with (ASD) Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  I fully understand the high anxiety that so often goes hand in hand with Autism and aware of the many challenges people can face personally, socially and academically every day of their lives. The knowledge and experience I have gained over many years enables me to offer parental support and guidance as well.

I have a real affinity for working with Older Adults 60+ and understand the in-depth needs that coming with ageing. I have successfully provided Older Adults with counselling sessions within their own home and by telephone.

Bereavement Care, Loss and Grief, previously trained with CRUSE

Experience and Training within the Voluntary Sector has enabled me to support clients within the LGBTQ+ Community,  I have also gained extensive experience working with transgender clients.

I currently see Student Counsellors within my Private Practice

Training, qualifications & experience

University of Ulster, Foundation Degree in Counselling,

CPCAB L3 Certificate in Counselling

(Assoc CIPD)

I continue to further my knowledge by ongoing professional development (CPD) and have listed some of that training below:

Assist Training, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

SDS Training, Autism in Adolescents and Young Adults, 

SDS Training, Gender Dysphoria and Supporting young people with Transgender identities

LGBTQ+ Community training through Cara Friend, Gender Jam, Here Ni, Sail Genderessence, Education NI

Bereavement Adult & CYP Trained with Cruse

Advocacy Training OCN Level 3

Elder Mediation Training (Accred)

EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques

Mindfulness

Solution Focused Therapy

Palliative Care Training

OCN level 1 Gambling

Women's Aid, Nexus, Men's Advisory Project (MAP)

Certified Mother- Daughter Coach, working with Mothers and Daughters at home and internationally.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Elderly Persons Disorders

Loneliness & Isolation

Life Transitions

Young People and Gambling

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Counselling sessions offered for 1hr and cost £40

Mother, Daughter Coaching sessions offered for 1hr cost £65

Counselling Students £35

When I work

Limited Availability

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Ample car parking is available

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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