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MBABCP Acred, MBACP Accred, MSc, BSc(hons) CBP, DipAd.Ref.Sup

About me

I am a fully qualified clinical supervisor and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with many years of varied experience gained in psychotherapy, and counselling. I have worked with clients from all age groups and backgrounds on:

  • trauma
  • PTSD
  • bereavement
  • depression
  • suicide
  • anxiety
  • abuse
  • relationship issues
  • and many more presenting issues.

I provide clinical supervision to a wide rage of multidisciplinary professionals, I am also registered with the University of Ulster providing supervision to counselling students. I am also a registered Psychotherapist on the BUPA and Aviva Health register.

My Services

I provide personal psychotherapy, counselling and supervision services in the Newtownabbey and Belfast area. I use various tools and techniques and theories including; psychotherapy, Integrative therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Psychological Trauma, Mindfulness, Person Centred / Humanistic Approach, EMDR, Time Line Therapy, NLP.

Training, qualifications & experience

PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy BABCP (Accred)

Diploma in Advanced Reflective Supervision (Dip.Ad.Ref.Sup.)

MSc (Hons) in Psychotherapy

BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Master Practitioner in NLP


Practitioner in Hypnosis

Practitioner in Time Line Therapy

Practitioner in NLP

Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Skills and studies (level 6)

Dip HE in Counselling (level 5)

Psychological Trauma level 4

Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness.

Working with Self Harm

Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

Grief and Trauma.

Exploring Relational Depth, Prof. Dave Mearns

Compassion Fatigue.

Trauma and Addiction.

Spiritual Accompaniment in a Secular Society the legacy of Carl Rogers.  Professor Brian Thorne

Child Protection Training.

BACP Confidentiality and Record Keeping in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Tim Bond and Barbara Mitchels

Lifeline Training

Clinical Assessment- Risk Assessment, Suicide Prevention & Risk Assessment              

Telephone Counselling and Telephone Assessment.

Understanding Trauma & Trauma Recovery with Adolescents.

Understanding Adolescent Development.

ASSIST Training

Childline Counselling Training.

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.


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.


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


Additional information

£75 -£90
Concessionary rates available

When I work

Flexible availability

Further information

I am also a supervisor and am registered with the University of Ulster to provide supervision for student counsellors, as well provide personal therapy to student counsellors at a discounted rate.

I can be contacted via email, text or phone and am happy to discuss any queries or concerns.  Alternatively, you can find me on or visit my website for further information.

I currently offer appointments mon-fri 9-4 Monday to Friday, but can be flexible.

I also offer telephone counselling and skype counselling for clients who have difficulty travelling or have time constraints.

Belfast, County Antrim, BT9

Newtownabbey, County Antrim, BT37

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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In person

I am qualified supervisor offering supervision to a wide range of multidisciplinary professions, such as social workers, doctors, nurses, counsellors, psychotherapists, hypnotherapists, counselling students studying on the University of Ulster programme, occupational therapists as well as many more professionals.

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