Eithne Toner MBACP, BA Hons, DipHE Int. Counselling, A/Dip CBT, Mindf.
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I provide one to one counselling just off the Lisburn Road, Belfast. I have some availability on Fridays and at the weekend. Evenings can be considered as I'm conscious how difficult it can be to take time off work.
I feel I provide a safe, warm and confidential environment where clients are greeted in a a non-judgemental way, where they can explore and talk through any issues impacting on them and work towards regaining their normal functionality. I use a variety of approaches, techniques and tools, namely CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Mindfulness, Integrative and Person Centred therapy. I have counselled clients for many years and from all age groups and backgrounds, including their family and friends impacted by those issues.
Clients present with the following issues which we are able to work through together;
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Low Self Esteem
Work Related Stress
and many more presenting issues.
I also have a vast amount of experience working with young people and children and have worked with Childline and undertaken Child Protection training.
I offer an initial 20 minute free consultation to address the issues that have prompted the need for counselling and to explain the merits of CBT, Mindfulness and Personal Therapy. The Initial consultation will allow too the opportunity to meet without any obligation or commitment.
What to expect in the first session;
This will be spent on an Assessment which is a very insightful tool in focusing on the presenting issues and in many cases, highlighting concerns you may not have previously realised or acknowledged. Former clients have found it a very enlightening experience which has enabled them to identify further goals they wish to achieve.
I can work in a focused cognitive behavioural way, dependant on the client's requirements. This will help them to address, challenge and modify current core beliefs and thoughts and subsequently to adapt their behaviours.
I can provide relevant material at each session so the client leaves with learnings to ponder on, or work on if they so choose.
The end of each session is spent on a Mindfulness exercise so that the client hopefully leaves with a sense of calm and a feeling that they're not carrying a burden of acknowledged feelings of anger or sadness into the outer world, that they leave feeling they are better able to manage those recognised thoughts and feelings.
For Students, I offer a reduced rate on the 20 hours personal therapy necessary to complete the counselling course.
I am also a Counsellor with Health Assured Ltd Employee Assist Programme.
I can be contacted via email, text or phone and am happy to discuss any queries or concerns you may have. Please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists),and am on the BACP Register. I have my own professional indemnity insurance. I hold a University of Ulster Dip-HE in Integrative Counselling (with commendation) and a University of Derby Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I also hold a Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic use of Mindfulness and have completed training in anxiety, bereavement, trauma, anger management, addiction, child protection etc. I have previously worked with addiction and cancer agencies and currently work both privately and for the Belfast Trust in Primary Care.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per Hour.
A reduced rate is available to those with special circumstances or students, including those embarking on 20 hours of personal therapy, a necessary requirement of the Counselling Course.
As advised above, I offer an initial 20 minute free consultation.
I feel I have a strong value base which is focused on treating people with respect, dignity, empathy and being non-judgemental. I am genuine with people and I sense their awareness of this and feel that it is then reciprocated. I like people and I feel this comes across.