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MBACP

About me

Have you wanted to change things in your life but don't know where to start? Do you have difficulty dealing with your thoughts? Do you feel shame or guilt often? Are you self- critical? Do you feel you work hard but are underappreciated both in work and relationships? Do you worry about everything? These are just some of the issues I can help you work through and combat.

I work with people to support and empower them to understand what's going on for them, identifying what might need focussing on to help them to enjoy life again. For some that may be gaining self-confidence, feeling less stressed,anxious or stuck or sleeping better. 

Counselling can feel scary at first but can be the first important step in investing in yourself.  I will move at your pace, offering a non-judgemental, calm, kind space for you to explore what's challenging you.

I have worked extensively with adults with a broad range of issues and I specialise in working with anxiety and depression which can leave people feeling powerless, frustrated,  angry and unfulfilled leading to emotional distress and behaviours such as putting yourself last and comparing yourself to others.

Therapy is there both for those in crisis and for those who are just struggling in life, in relationships, in their work or private life. Together we can tackle what's challenging you and help you work through your associated feelings, thoughts and behaviours to find better coping strategies and help you gain new insights to improve your wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor, having completed the BACP Accredited Foundation Course in Integrative Counselling (Ulster University).

I am Childline trained, have previously worked for  a year at Childline, counselling both children and Young people by telephone, email and by instant messenger.

I have also worked for over a year at Emerge Counselling Services counselling adults on a range of differing issues, including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, low self-worth, feeling "stuck", people pleasing, self -esteem, family issues, relationship issues.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

£55 per session

When I work

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Afternoon
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Each session is 50 minutes long, I am available afternoons or early evenings. Please call or email me to discuss your situation and see what may suit best.

Further information

I am currently working online and by telephone. 

How to get started

You can call or or email me to have a quick introductory chat and set up an initial session; we can talk about what you need from counselling and from there, if you are happy, we can set up a second session and  arrange to meet weekly from there 

Belfast, County Down, BT17

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Zoom