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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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