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Catherine Toal, Registered MBACP

Newtownabbey, Antrim, BT36 5DA
07485 138242 07485 138242

About me

Welcome to my profile. As a professional counsellor I provide a helping relationship where you can feel safe to share whatever is on your mind. I work in comfortable, private counselling rooms (both locations with free parking).

I understand that Counselling is a personal experience, unique to each individual. You can take time to talk at a pace that you are comfortable with, in the knowledge that you are in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. There are many issues, big and small, that bring individuals to counselling; all of which are valid. For me, helping others to navigate difficult times and ultimately to discover their inner strengths, is extremely rewarding.

Taking the First step to make an appointment may seem daunting, but there’s nothing to fear as you will have the choice whether or not to continue with the process every step of the way.

Please feel free to email me via the confidential link on this page, let me know how you prefer to be contacted, and we can arrange to meet at a time that suits you best. I am also now offering Online counselling by appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bachelor of Counselling

Diploma of Counselling

A Registered Member of the professional body BACP working within their Ethical Framework

Training and experience working as a Helpline Volunteer, counselling friends and family members of those suffering with addiction (SHARC, Self-Help Addiction Resource Centre, Melbourne)

A qualified Mentor with experience mentoring High School students (Raise Foundation, Melbourne)

Experience working in Domiciliary Care, providing support to a variety of individual clients and family members

Experience working with Children and Young people, in both a school and home environment

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

£40 per 50 min session in person

£37 per 50 min session online

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Taking the First step to make an appointment may seem daunting, but there’s nothing to fear as you will have the choice whether or not to continue with the process every step of the way.

484b Antrim Road
Newtownabbey
Antrim
BT36 5DA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday to Saturday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Catherine Toal, Registered  MBACP

Catherine Toal, Registered MBACP