About me

Hi, my name is Deirdre and I am passionate about helping people to change unhelpful patterns of behaviour or thinking using a form of therapy known as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

As a qualified counsellor and anxiety coach, with many years experience in formal counselling, I am able to offer traditional face-to-face sessions and online treatment programmes via Skype or telephone.

Many people with anxiety feel as if they are ‘going mad’ or as if something is wrong with them. Whether it’s the physically symptoms of anxiety, knot in the stomach, sweating or feeling hot, the fear of blushing, rapid breathing, chaotic mind, difficulty concentrating. Or the emotions of worry, nervousness or panic.

Once we understand anxiety, we are more in control of it.

Research has shown that the first step is to learn more about the condition and how other people have overcome it.

I am one of the very few therapists that has experienced and overcome anxiety myself many years ago. I fully understand how debilitating it can be to suffer with extreme fear but I also know how great it feels to experience freedom when cured. I now use my own knowledge and personal experience to help others experience the benefits of counselling and coaching.

Think well, do well, be well.

I would really like to help you further please do contact me by phone or email. Due to the recent lockdown I am working online only by zoom, and I am happy to discuss with you how these sessions work.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Member BACP
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Accredited member of National Counselling Society
  • Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing Coaching
  • Accredited EMCC Mental Health and Wellbeing Coach

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Weight management, Disordered Eating

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Fees

From £35.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees per session is between £35 or £50 dependent on circumstances.

Discounts available for block booking.

Clinician support is currently online using Zoom.

Holywood
County Down
BT18

Belfast
BT1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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