About me

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, sleeping better, feeling less stressed or anxious or simply feeling less stuck. Counselling can feel scary at first but can be the first important step in investing in yourself. I understand most people would prefer not to come to counselling and that will be our end goal to get you to that point. 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 and equally with young people and children. I have worked with a broad range of issues and I specialise in working with low self -esteem 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 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, face to face, online and by telephone.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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.

Fees

£35.00 per session

Additional information

£35 per session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Each session is 50 minutes long

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
Clare Lowther

Clare Lowther