Colleen Skeffington MBACP
I enjoy working with clients of all age groups, from post-primary age upwards. I work with a variety of presenting issues, from stress, anxiety, and depression to relationship problems, self-esteem issues and suicidal ideation. There are no issues too small, or too complex, each client holds the ability within themselves to better their situation with my support, undivided attention and simple, but an extremely effective non-judgemental listening ear.
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently held qualifications;
Level 3 Award in Developing Counselling Skills
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice;
Level 4 in Approaches to Brief Therapy
Level 4 in Approaches to Counselling Children and Young People
Level 4 in Approaches to Working with Trauma
Level 4 in Cognitive-Behavioural Theory
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Continuous Professional Development;
SAFETALK Suicide Intervention Training - 2017
ASCERT Substance Misuse Awareness - 2019
CST Adult Safeguarding - 2018
CST Safeguarding Children - 2018
ASCERT - Complexities of Cannabis - 2020
ASCERT - Understanding Alcohol - 2020
Mental Health Academy - Suicide Prevention Summit 2020
ASIST - Suicide Intervention - OCT 2020
I work using a variety of approaches, marrying together the likes of Person Centred, CBT and psycho-dynamic in order to cater to each individual client with what best suits their particular needs. One size does not necessarily fit all, each client is unique and therefore requires a unique approach bespoke to assist them on their journey.
I pride myself on my ability to form a unique bond and therapeutic relationship with each client. I try to understand my client's situation by immersing myself in their shoes to fully empathise with them at a deeper level. The client is the expert, they are the experiencer. My role is to listen, truly understand, and help build the foundations for growth.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with