Connie Chaudhry

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Accredited EMDR Practitioner and BACP Accredited Counsellor
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Antrim BT41 & Newtownabbey BT37
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About me

Welcome to my profile and thank you for getting this far.

At the very heart a counsellor listens - simply to listen. I will always listen with kindness and empathy, without judgement, no matter what you bring into the sessions, and will give you space to talk about your life and issues in a supportive environment. So if you are having any kind of issue that is affecting your mental well-being, please do get in touch.

I have 16 years of experience and will apply my knowledge of psychology and further treatments including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and EMDR (Eye-Movement-Desensitisation and Reprocessing) to agree the best treatment plan with you. This is a collaborative process where you, as the expert on yourself, and me, agree to what may suit you best. This can be changed and adjusted as we go along, and I am always open to feedback on the therapy if you feel we need to do or try something differently.

I currently specialise in treating PTSD (Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder) through EMDR therapy. However this also applies if you do not have a formal diagnosis but feel you have been left traumatised by a one off event, or a series of events in your childhood or as an adult. This may include any form of abuse or neglect, an accident or incident that has caused you to have anxiety or depression, a bereavement that you feel you are not coping with in the way expected of you, or even if you feel the trauma has led to addiction.

I rent private premises on the High Street in Antrim Town, Northern Ireland. I work face to face from here but also online or on the telephone and welcome referrals in any medium.

You can contact me through this page, or alternatively you can ring/text me on 07719252353. You can also email on or contact via the website

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience: I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) since 2006 and became a Registered and Accredited member in 2014 and am governed by their guidelines and governance. The BACP awards Accreditation to Counsellors with a high level of experience and Continued Professional Development (ongoing training), through a stringent process of self-reflection and record keeping.

I am a fully trained EMDR Trauma therapist and am now an Accredited member of EMDR All-Ireland. 

I attend monthly supervision at all times that I am in practise. My experience includes 4 years counselling with a GP's practise, 5 years with suicide prevention helpline as a telephone counsellor, bank shift leader and seeing clients in the community, 10 years in private practise, and 2 years as a teacher of counselling courses in adult education.

My qualifications are as follows:

  • B.A (Hons) English(1997)
  • P.G. Dip in Journalism and Mass Communications (1998)
  • M.A. English (2000)
  • OCR Certificate in Counselling (2006)
  • Dip HE in Counselling (2009)
  • Level 5 Certificate in Mental Health Studies (2011)
  • BACP Register Proficiency Test (2013)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (2014)
  • BACP Accreditation - September 2014
  • BSc Hons Psychology (2016)
  • Master Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping) (2017)
  • CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (2017)
  • EMDR Levels 1-3, EMDR Europe Accredited, Queens University (2021)

Like many colleagues, I am committed to ongoing CPD (Continued Professional Development) and have completed many short courses under this umbrella. Some of these are as follows:

  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Understanding of Adolescent Development
  • Understanding Trauma and Trauma Recovery with Adolescents
  • Mindfulness Meditation Training
  • Grief Trauma and the Helping Relationship
  • Sexual Abuse: The Counselling Process
  • Impact of Alcohol and Self-Harm
  • Treating the Multiply-Disordered Suicidal Client: A Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Perspective
  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
  • Working with Domestic Violence
  • Trauma and the Body
  • Neuroplasticity
  • EMDR for Self-Harm
  • The Flash Technique

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Panic Disorder


Happiness levels
Mental well-being
Sand Tray Therapy
Young People
EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique


Digital Addiction


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling Appointment £60

Counselling Student Fee - £40

I offer Counselling Supervision for qualified counsellors. (I am currently not taking on any student supervisees).

The cost for this is £40 per hour and £60 for 1.5 hours, with a FREE initial consultation if required and a reduced fee (£50 for 1.5hrs) for counsellors who are students or doing voluntary work only.

When I work

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Further information

I am passionate about offering a service that is evidence based. I stay up to date with the latest research around counselling and what is most useful in recovery. I do not believe in only relying on older theoretical models of counselling, and through my study of psychology, try to stay abreast of neuropsychology research.

EMDR is now offered on the NHS  the rest of the UK and is included in NICE guidelines. It has a huge and growing research base that show how effective it can be. I follow developments in the field and have further trained in the Flash technique, nightmare resolution and the Detur procedure (addictions).

Neuroplasticity is a concept that suggests our brain can change physically and change our minds. This is quite a new concept but few now doubt its existence and relevance. There are various activities that research has now shown contribute to neuroplasticity, and I endeavour to include these within my practise. There are simple changes that we can make in our lives, that if practised regularly, have been shown can increase our happiness levels by up to 40%.

Many recent research studies also show the benefit of Mindfulness to the changing brain structure and dysfunctional habits and I attempt to introduce clients to this practise and develop positive habits of an ongoing basis.

I work with a combination of CBT, Mindfulness, EFT and EMDR techniques with young people with digital addiction. This is emerging as a worrying and widespread side affect of the digital age, and research has shown digital addiction in teenagers can not only be harder to treat than drug addictions, but significantly contributes to poor mental health.

16 High Street, Antrim, BT41 4AX

Ballymena, Belfast, Magherafelt, Newtownabbey, BT37 9QJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I will make every attempt to make alternate arrangements for someone who cannot access my premises like an appointment at their home or mine. So do make contact if you are struggling to find somewhere accesible.

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In person

I am a proactive supervisor who can help build private practise and support with the BACP accreditation process, alongside the usual client work.

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Connie Chaudhry
Connie Chaudhry