I am a professionally qualified counsellor centred in the Portadown, Craigavon and Armagh area (ABC). My goal is to provide clients with a safe environment I work with a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, stress, social anxiety, trauma, working with anger issues, panic disorder, low self-esteem, low self confidence and suicidal ideation.
I also specialise in working with clients with Epilepsy, from my own personal experience of living with epilepsy in the family I can help you find ways to apply coping strategies, develop self awareness and set goals for your future.
I focus on helping and supporting my clients of all age groups to gain balance and a sense of control within their life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 3 Developing Counselling skills (Aim Award) Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice (Aim Award) Level 4 Embarking on Practice Level 4 Counselling Practicum Level 4 Cognitive Behavioural Theory Level 4 Approaches to Counselling Children and Young People Level 4 Approaches Working with Trauma Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (currently undertaking Research proposal)
CST Adult Safeguarding CST Children Safeguarding SAFETALK Suicide Intervention Training - 2018 SRH Counselling Services - Disorganised Attachment: Fears Go Unanswered
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My aim as a counsellor is to establish a strong therapeutic relationship offering a non-judgemental approach, in which I will endeavour to walk with you every step of the way on your journey, within a safe, confidential and friendly environment for adults, teenagers and young children to talk freely and you will be treated with the utmost respect and dignity.
My style of counselling is known as integrative offering short or long term work. I primarily use a person-centred approach whilst integrating other techniques as CBT and psycho-dynamic if and when appropriate allowing to help improve your awareness of yourself. My role is to listen, truly understand and help build the foundation for growth this means I provide an empathic and genuine approach to establish and build upon a trustworthy therapeutic relationship.