Being an Integrative counsellor, I use different counselling therapies to suit the needs of each client. I spend two days a week in a GP surgery where I work with a number of conditions including patients diagnosed with depression, anxiety and phobia issues. I also work privately from home, in a peaceful country surrounding which my clients find very relaxing. They find it gives them the opportunity to reflect on feelings and experiences as I gently challenge and encourage them to open up and help find their full potential.
I have a CPCAB level 5 diploma in CBT. It is effective at tackling low self-esteem and negative beliefs which can lead to self-defeating behaviours. CBT is a therapy which is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) as it's the treatment of choice for depression and anxiety.
I offer short term counselling and longer term therapy, where I provide a safe place to help my clients explore what is troubling them, offering a non-judgemental attitude. My aim is to support, enable and empower people to make decisions which are right for THEM. I do not assume or diagnose.
I understand that counselling may seem daunting for some, so I commend you for taking that step towards a talking therapy where you will not be alone.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited and Registered member of BACP
University of Ulster foundation degree in Counselling
Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
University of Ulster Certificate in Counselling Studies
Assist Suicide Intervention
Counselling Young People
Identifying Trauma Workshop
I have Professional Indemnity Insurance
I abide by the data protection act
I attend regular supervision sessions to ensure good practice
Access NI police check
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£40 per Counselling session and reduced rates for students counsellors
£40 per Supervision session lasting 1 1/2hr
I am available Monday to Friday's 10am - 3pm, also evenings from 7.30pm. I can be available on Saturday's if required.
A bit about me.......
I became interested in counselling after I experienced depression and anxiety in my early twenties. This has helped me understand a lot of issues which others face. I gained a lot of personal growth during my counselling training and through my own personal therapy. I enjoy using my own awareness and training to help others.