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MBACP Accredited CBT Counsellor

About me

I am an experienced accredited CBT counsellor working in private practice and also providing counselling for a leading Employee Assistance Programme. It’s not easy to ask for help, and I want you to know that you are not alone. 1 in 4 of us will seek help for mental health issues, with the most common issues being anxiety and depression. I use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to work with the thoughts and behaviours that often maintain our anxiety and depression symptoms.

If you are struggling with anxiety, some of the following sensations may be common for you - heart palpitations, sweating, trembling, choking and shortness of breath, chest pains, nausea, dizzy, chills or heat, numbness or tingling, feeling unreal or detached. I can help you to reduce your fears and anxiety levels so that the sensations of anxiety fade, and you can face situations and challenges with confidence, and enjoy yourself, without worrying about coping with the anxiety or thinking people can see you are anxious.

I can help you worry less about the anxiety provoking intrusive thoughts, that pop into your head uninvited, that you struggle to let go of because they distress you so much, and take up so much of your time trying to control. I can help you to let go of these thoughts, freeing you to get on with your life and expand your comfort zone and face life with more confidence.

I can help you cope with distressing memories and flashbacks of trauma, feeling on edge most of the time, and feeling that you are stuck in the past and not able to move on. I can help you create a feeling of calm and safety, so that you can relax, feel comfortable in your own skin, and feel able to engage with your life again.

If you are struggling with depression I can help you to overcome the thoughts of despair and hopelessness that keep you stuck in the darkness of depression. Step by step I will help you to start having fun again, giving you hope and reducing the depressive thoughts that maintain depression, so that you can get your life back, with a happier view of the future.

I provide a non judgemental, safe space for you to explore and overcome your fears so that you can achieve your goals and move on with your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Accredited Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)


  • Depression
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • OCD
  • Health Anxiety
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Panic Attacks
  • Worry (GAD)

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Newtownards, Down, BT23

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

AccessNI check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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