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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Photos & videos
£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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently able to offer some slots daytime on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Evenings are a consideration as I appreciate how difficult it can be to take time off work.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|