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Eleanor McCartney (FD Counselling) MBACP

Newcastle, Down, BT33
07934684916 07934684916
Newcastle, Down, BT33

About me

Counselling is a talking therapy and can be powerful in enabling you to come to your own conclusions and take your own decisions. Counsellors recognize that no two human beings are alike or have the same experiences so the therapy offered can be tailored to an individual need. The aim of counselling is to help you talk about a difficulty and find a way forward that is appropriate to you as an individual.

The benefits of counselling are:-

- to provide a supportive and non-judgemental environment to talk about and explore difficult feelings

- to enable you to come to your own conclusions about feelings, behaviours and experiences.

-  to enable you to make appropriate decisions yourself based on the insights you have gained through the counselling process.

I qualified as a counsellor in 2011 and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with clients using an integrative approach which includes Person-centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Most of my experience is working with clients who have presented with problems which include Grief and Loss/Bereavement, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship and mental health issues. I also have experience in working in young people aged twelve to eighteen years, Cruse Bereavement Care, the Prison Service and in a Community setting.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Social Policy and Criminology (2005)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2011)
  • Diploma in CBT Tools and Techniques (2012)
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling (2016)

Other Training includes:

  • Cruse Bereavement Care training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Suicide and Mental Health Awareness Training

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£35.00 per one hour minute session.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages No


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Evenings only Monday to Thursday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Eleanor McCartney (FD Counselling) MBACP

Eleanor McCartney (FD Counselling) MBACP