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MBACP

About me

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.

Member organisations

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.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

When I work

Monday-Friday 9-5

Coalisland, Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT71

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults