About me

I am a counsellor, clinical supervisor and trainer specialising in psychological trauma particularly domestic and sexual violence and conflict-related trauma. I hold a 1st class Bsc (Hons) degree in Psychological Trauma Studies from Queens University Belfast and have extensive clinical experience working in the field of trauma.

I offer a confidential non-judgemental counselling service for individuals or couples. I provide a regular space and time for you to explore any issues/problems that may be causing you stress or anxiety and help you find new ways to live your life more effectively.

I can help you to:

  • Understand your feelings
  • Resolve problems
  • Make choices
  • Cope with changes
  • Gain insight and understanding
  • Improve your relationships with others
  • Work through difficult feelings

Some difficulties I can help you with include:

  • Relationship Issues - Relate trained therapist
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma - Bsc (1st class honours) degree in Psychological Trauma Studies
  • Bereavement, loss, grief - Cruse trained therapist
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Health related difficulties
  • Anger
  • Self harm
  • Any other issues that are troubling you

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  Lao Tzu

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
Bsc (1st class) Honours Degree in Psychological Trauma Studies, Queens University Belfast
Advanced Diploma in Counselling - Integrative
Relate NI Diploma in Couple Counselling Theory and Practice
Cruse Bereavement Care Accredited Bereavement Counsellor and Supervisor
Traumatic Bereavement training
OCN Level 3 - Understanding Domestic Violence
OCN Level 3 - Trauma and Addiction
DRCC - Issues in the Aftermath of Sexual Abuse
Risk Assessment and Risk Management training
Child Protection training
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
BodyRight Group Facilitator - A Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Programme for Young People

I have many years experience of working with individual clients (male and female) who have experienced Domestic and/or Sexual Abuse and I have helped many clients to move on from destructive relationships and develop healthy successful relationships. I am a Relate NI trained relationship counsellor.
I have worked as a bereavement counsellor with Cruse Bereavent Care for the past 8 years and have helped many clients to work through their grief and loss. I also facilitate bereavement support groups.
I have a particular interest in the field of trauma and I have worked with clients who have experienced trauma symptoms as a result of a traumatic event/events. I have helped them to find resources and coping strategies in order live more effectively. I have developed and facilitated trauma training for many agencies in both the voluntary and statutory sector.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.


Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual counselling sessions - face to face, telephone or online (Zoom): £40 (50 minute session)

Couple counselling - face to face or online (Zoom): £50 (50 minute session)

Clinical supervision - £40 per hour

*Cash or card payments accepted



Further information

Please contact me for more information or to book an appointment.

County Antrim

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
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.

I offer telephone or online counselling (Zoom) for those who find it difficult to access face to face sessions


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Qualified individual and group supervisor. National Counselling Society and Ulster University approved. Face to face, zoom and telephone available

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Elaine Hoey

Elaine Hoey