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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

BACP

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

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.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

  • £40 per session
  • £35 for young people

Concessions for students

When I work

Day and Evening appointments available

Further information

Testimonials from past clients:

"Counselling really does help" - Jane

"It made me appreciate myself" - Hilary

"It has been an amazing journey of self discovery" - Hazel

Ballymoney, Antrim, BT53

Enterprise Causeway, 17 Sandel Village, Knocklynn Road, Coleraine, BT52 1WW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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.

Additional languages

No

Supervision

In person

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

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