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
Online and telephone counselling support
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
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.