Welcome to my profile page and well done for taking a first step towards dealing with your problems.
I provide a relaxed, confidential, non-judgemental environment to explore the issues that are affecting you and help you find ways to express yourself and your private fears, woundings and situations.
My aim is to walk with you and assist you to unravel your thoughts, reveal your possibilities, potential and strive to manage the circumstances we can find ourselves in from time to time, as well as those difficult dilemmas and tragedies that can sweep us off our feet.
I have over 10 years of extensive experience in helping those suffering from depression, anxiety disorder, bereavement, addiction, low self-esteem, trauma, separation and divorce, family and work issues and also those who have experienced any realm of abuse or who feel unable to cope with the pace of life, and feel stressed or over-whelmed. Often we can find it difficult to verbalise what is causing us distress, it is my job to help you uncover the root source and solutions.
I have a humorous, direct approach to my clients, coupled with a friendly, genuine empathy and as I am trained intergratively, I can draw on a range of counselling techniques and theories to develop a bespoke helping model for each individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Counselling UUJ
Further Certificates in:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- EMDR (working towards accreditation) Member of EMDR All Ireland
- Building Self Esteem
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT)
- Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control
- Mental Health First Aid
- Asist (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- Risk assessment and management
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Health Anxiety
- Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs)
- Problem Solving
- Weight Issues and Comfort Eating (Emotional Eating)
- Stress Management
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£50 per therapeutic hour
I believe counselling should be accessible for everyone, therefore, I am willing to negotiate cost depending on individual circumstances. Please contact me to discuss.
I use the following venue:-
The Right Key Recovery and Wellness Centre
25 Grovehill Road, Loughbrickland, Banbridge BT32 3NF
(the old primary school by the lake)
Free car parking with wheelchair access.
If you have any questions or you wish to contact me, you can send me an email, text, or leave a voice mail on my phone. I will respond as quickly as possible and arrange a time that suits you to either meet or have a conversation about the service I offer.
I am also available to give talks and presentations to community groups and organisations on a variety of issues;-
- Mental Health Awareness
- Thinking / Feeling Connection
- Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control
- Overcoming Depression
Please contact me for inquiries and further information via mobile (07762614830) or email me here