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About me

In our busy lives, it can become increasingly difficult to give ourselves enough reflective space to gather our thoughts and resolve our issues.

Counselling offers that space.

Why Counselling?

Everyone's life will be met with both wonderful joy and demanding challenges.  During difficult times, counselling provides people with a place where they can talk about what is happening in their life and how they feel about it.  Perhaps for the first time, you will have an opportunity to be heard in a non-judgemental, warm and caring environment.  As you are discussing very personal and sensitive issues, it is important that you choose a well-trained and experienced professional.

Seeking help could be the best decision you ever made.

As a BACP Accredited therapist, specialising in bereavement and trauma, you can be assured that I have the training and experience necessary to offer you a high standard of counselling.  My broad range of experience has been accumulated through my work in a clinical setting, working with a victims and survivors agency, my private practice and as part of an Employee Assistance Programme in the workplace.  I am also a clinical supervisor, offering guidance and support to other counsellors.

Each client is an individual and therefore each client's needs are unique.  As an integrative therapist, I work towards identifying those needs and discovering the underlying issues that are preventing my clients from living life to the full. I am committed to continuous personal and professional development which entails ongoing training to ensure I am up to date with current research and practice.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and offer a confidential, non-judgemental service within their ethical guidelines.

Children & Young People

With school waiting lists for counselling bursting at the seams, I can offer private counselling for young people aged 11 to 18.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Counselling
  • University of Ulster HE Diploma in Counselling
  • BSc Honours Degree in Trauma
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Suicide awareness
  • OCN Drug and Alcohol awareness
  • Cruse Bereavement Training
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • LGB&T Training with Rainbow Project
  • Creative Techniques
  • Advanced Empathy
  • Diversity Training
  • OCN Trauma and Grief in the Helping Relationship
  • Group Facilitator
  • Keeping children safe
  • Keeping adults safe
  • Transition from Conflict
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Macmillan Cancer Awareness
  • Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Level 5 in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Level 6 Therapeutic Supervision in Counselling
  • Complex trauma and Childhood Abuse
  • Accord Marriage and Relationship Training    
  • Mindfulness
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate
  • NCS Approved Supervisor                                                                                      

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.


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

With regulations regarding working face to face during the current pandemic, I have completed training to enable me to work ethically and efficiently either by telephone or online.

Using an online platform for counselling can be just as effective as face to face and may actually offer some advantages for clients who have difficulty leaving their home, or for people who have transport issues. We can still establish a good working therapeutic relationship and discuss the same issues as we can when face to face. And similarly to face to face counselling, there may be times when it doesn’t work and the client may need to be referred to another agency or counsellor if I feel that would best meet the client’s needs.

I use Zoom for online work as I have found this to be the most reliable platform in terms of confidentiality and performance. Zoom is easily set up and I can help you with this if necessary.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


£40 per session

£35 for young people

Concessions for students

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students

Further information

Testimonials from past clients:

"Counselling really does help"

"It made me appreciate myself"

"It has been an amazing journey of self discovery"

Enterprise Causeway
17 Sandel Village
Knocklynn Road
BT52 1WW


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages No


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.

Wheelchair user access


Day and Evening appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I offer supervision on a one to one basis to qualified counsellors in the North Coast area.

View supervision profile


Edith Trainor BSc., MBACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor

Edith Trainor BSc., MBACP Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor