About me

I offer a highly confidential service in a tranquil, private rural setting located just 4 miles from Newry City centre (see photos). I have worked in the counselling field for over 15 years with adults, children and young people experiencing many of life's challenges.  As an Integrative Counsellor I am able to adapt my training and experience to suit your own individual needs. To facilitate busy daily lives I negotiate appointment times throughout evenings and weekends. I respect how important it is for you to find the right counsellor and thus offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation before you commit to the process.

I am a registered member of BACP (MBACP) and have worked extensively with Cruse Bereavement Care supporting children, young people and adults who have experienced loss (through illness, suicide, road traffic collisions and sudden death).  I have also worked with NIACRO , The Simon Community and most recently the Paulie Project. 

Training, qualifications & experience


Certificate in Counselling (QUB) (2002)
Diploma in Counselling (QUB) (2005)
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (NCS) (2016)
Certificate of Proficiency (BACP) (2016)


Cruse Bereavement Training - Adults (2004)
Mentoring Scheme Training - NIACRO (2006)
Cruse Bereavement Training - Children & Young People (2009)

Creative Therapy Workshop
Impact of Alcohol on Self Harm
Understanding Autism

Online and telephone counselling support

Member organisations


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.

Photos & videos


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£ 40.00 per session


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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.

I have a wheelchair ramp for ease of access to the counselling room and bathroom facilities on the same level.


Eimear McArdle

Eimear McArdle