Elaine McIntyre Registered MBACP, PQ Dip CYP

Elaine McIntyre  Registered MBACP, PQ Dip CYP

Zest For Life

07513 189232

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About me

I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I work with adults, Children and Young People and have several years experience working in a Primary School setting, Community-based settings and the private sector. I also work with Employment Assistance Providers offering therapeutic support and am a sessional Counsellor working with Tessa, an organisation offering therapy to adoptive parents.

Deciding to get help can sometimes feel like a big step however, it can be an important first step on the journey of change. Counselling is like an investment in yourself and offers a way to gain perspective on your behaviour, emotions and relationships. It also provides a means of expressing your feelings in a non judgemental setting and helps identify patterns of thinking. I firmly believe in every adult, adolescent or child I work with and value them as individuals, offering counselling which reflects this. I provide a confidential, caring and safe 'space' to explore whatever issue has led to you seek counselling. I am experienced in working with a range of issues including relationship issues, loss and bereavement, self-harm, bullying, self-esteem, trauma and abuse including childhood sexual abuse, post traumatic stress disorder and anxiety and depression.

Sometimes even finding the right words to express the issues can be difficult and when appropriate I can also offer alternative therapies such as Sand Tray therapy and other creative therapy tools which can be used with adults as well as children and adolescents. I am qualified in working with Trauma and also hold a Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, an effective treatment for helping deal with anxiety and depression.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am experienced in working with Adults, Young People and chlldren.

* Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
* PQ Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People

*Certificate in Complex Trauma and Childhood Abuse

*PQ Diploma in CBT
*BACP Register Certificate of Proficiency

Other training
*Jungian Sandplay Therapy
*Child Protection Trained
*Asist Suicide First Aid
*Mental Health First Aid

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


  • £45-£50 per session 50 mins.
  • Children & Young people sessions 45-50 mins £45

Further information

I am a Registered member of BACP and adhere to the ethics and guidelines of the Association. I also have Access NI Enhanced Disclosure certificate.

I see clients in Banbridge, Co Down.

Maps & Directions

Banbridge, BT32

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Flexible appointment times including evenings if required.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme