About me

I offer a relaxed space to explore your personal difficulties  safely and within the boundaries of confidentiality.   I know how difficult circumstances can have an impact on an individuals mental health and how you can feel alone and isolated and thinking you have no one to turn to for support. 

I can offer that support, to be a gentle presence to help you understand yourself and what you are experiencing.  I will not tell you what to do, I believe that you as a person has your own healing ability.

I have trained in Person Centred Counselling which truly believes that you have the strength and ability to make your way through your therapeutic journey.  I work towards the BACP's Ethical Framework. I have over 10 years experience practising as a Counsellor.

I am an Accredited Counsellor with the National Counselling Society.  I am also trained in Cognitive Therapy and Solution Focused therapy. I am located within the Banbridge area of County Down. I have gained my Advanced Diploma in Counselling. 

I have worked with young people residing in residential units of care and I have worked with individuals who have been experiencing very difficult experiences within their life ranging from Suicidal thoughts, Panic, Anxiety, Depression and many more.

I offer individual counselling sessions lasting 50 minutes and I offer students a reduced rate of £30 for any personal therapy. I can discuss payment options with anyone who may not be able to afford full price.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my Profile and I hope to hear from you in the near future.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy  - Pass 2018.

Diploma in CBT (Centre of Excellence)
Advanced Diploma in Counselling.
Certificate in Counselling.
BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Please do not hesitate to get in touch. A problem shared is better than trying to deal with it alone.

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Fees

Additional information

Assessment session £60 1hr 15 mins.

Individual counselling session £50 for 50 mins.

Emergency Appointment and on call rate is £40.

Cancellation fee without 24hr notice will be half of full counselling fee.


Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Telephone and we can discuss options. 

Further information

Some of the training i have completed:

CINI training Children with Drug, Substance and Alcohol Abuse.
CINI - Keeping Safe.
CINI - Understanding and Working with Autism.
CINI - Children in Conflict with the Law.
Asist Training - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills.
NRC- Trauma Workshop.
BACP- Certificate of Proficiency.
PHA - Mental Health First Aid.
Contact - Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Training.                
                Risk Assessment and Clinical Assessment.
                Brief Solution Focused Therapy.
                Working with marginalised groups.
                Trauma resource and recovery.
                Recording professional notes.

Dromara
Banbridge
Down
BT25

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom