Colette McBride

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BSc Hons Psychology Counselling MBACP (Accred) UKRCP MBPsS
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Kilkeel, Down, BT34 4YE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have 22 years experience working in the counselling field, including voluntary, statutory and Private sectors.

My experience includes:

  • Working within a GP practice dealing with  anxiety,depression,social anxiety,OCD and trauma informed  therapy.
  • Referrals received from Social Services incorporating Consultative and Reporting work.
  • I work with couples /individuals experiencing relationship difficulties.
  • Working with survivors of sexual abuse, including taking referrals from an organisation dealing with survivors of Clerical abuse.
  • Working with individuals in crisis, experiencing suicidal thoughts, intent.
  • Worked within the probation Service,N.Ireland with young offenders working towards rehabilitation.
  • I work as a Part- time Lecturer delivering counselling courses.

I am currently on a Register as an Accredited Psychotherapist for the charity, Yes To Life, which offers counselling to individuals diagnosed with Cancer and their families.Clients and family members can access this service following an initial assessment and is delivered at no cost.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered General Nurse (1990-2010)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (1999-2000)
Certificate in Counselling Theory (2000-2001)
Advance Certificate in Counselling (2001-2003)
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2004
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist 2012
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist 2012

 BSc Hons in Psychology and Counselling with Open University 2021

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

£50 per individual session.
£90 per couple.
Concessions may apply.

When I work

Daytime and evening appointments available.

Further information

I work as a Part time Lecturer within Southern Regional College  delivering courses on Counselling.

2 Church Meadow, Kilkeel, Down, BT34 4YE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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In person

I act as a mentor holding theoretical knowledge which supports the therapist in managing the ambiguity and material of the therapeutic process

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Colette McBride
Colette McBride