MBACP Counsellor/ Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor
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As a qualified practitioner with 23 years experience, I provide a confidential and professional counselling service for individuals and couples and counsellors in training. As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to the standards of the Ethical Framework.
I provide counselling using an Integrative approach which is the appropriate use of different theories depending on the needs of the client.
Counselling enables the client to identify, acknowledge, explore their problems/circumstances, and to be supported in deciding what is their best way forward.
I offer clinical supervision to qualified practitioners and counsellors in training.
Flexible appointment times are available.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA (ord) Social Science & PGCE (FE)
Diploma in Advanced Reflexive Clinical Supervision
Diploma In Counselling
Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic & CBT)
RELATE trained (Relationship counselling)
Cert. Family Therapy.
BACP Cert. of Proficiency
Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
National Qualification in Tackling Substance Misuse
To maintain professional standards I have engaged in continuing professional development throughout my 23 year counselling career.
My experience has developed working in the voluntary, community and statutory sectors.
I currently work in private practice and I lecture on the University of Ulster's Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling Practice.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues relating to the 'Troubles' / conflict in N.Ireland?
An assessment session of 1 hour.
An ongoing session lasts for 50 minutes.
The fee per session is £40.
Concession rates may be available.
When I work
Flexible appointment times are available. I can be contacted by telephone and email.
The option of counselling and psychotherapy can assist people to manage difficult circumstances, relationships, life events (expected and unexpected) and crisis. It takes courage to come forward to ask a stranger for help and it also indicates a healthy attitude as the person seeking counselling is seeking to resolve their difficulty.
The opportunity to talk to a counsellor without being judged can support those who attend the service to recognise their own strengths, promote their personal development, improve their emotional well being and to develop more satisfactory ways of relating with others.
The very nature of counselling is an exploration of personal issues and a client has the right to expect that what they say during their sessions is maintained confidentially and in accordance with ethical standards and legal limits.