Cherith McIlroy

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FdSc, BA (Hons), MRes, MBACP, MACC
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Banbridge, Down, BT32
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Cherith and welcome to my profile. I am an Integrative Trauma-Informed Counsellor and offer in-person counselling in Banbridge. I am a person who is emotionally available and willing to listen to those needing support. I come from a place of relationship, compassion and process. I am driven to understand my clients and work with them to create positive change in their lives.

My aim for you is to work toward self-awareness, that will uncover the reasons why your mental health and/or emotional difficulties have impacted your life. Using knowledge and counselling techniques we can enable healing, by working towards recovery, where you can find your true self and onto a place where you can live your best life.

My work includes crisis of suicide, self-harm, bereavement from suicide, depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, PTSD, complex trauma, childhood neglect and childhood sexual abuse.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FdSc Integrative Counselling (University of Ulster - Accredited by British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Certificate in Complex Trauma and Childhood Sexual Abuse (Accredited by National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society)
  • Certificate in Psychological Trauma (WAVE and Queen's University, Belfast)

I also have a BA (Hons) Sociology and a Master Degree in Social Research Methods (Queen's University, Belfast)

3 years experience with in-person counselling

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience working with:

  • Complex trauma
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Conflict within relationships


£40.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute initial telephone session. 
I offer concessionary rates where applicable

When I work

I am very flexible.  

Further information

I have experience working in different departments in the health service and charities. I feel this work has developed my ability to relate well to others.

If you contact me by email, I will be in touch within 24-48 hrs.

Banbridge, Down, BT32

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Cherith McIlroy
Cherith McIlroy