MBACP (Accred), Counsellor And Supervisor
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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
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
When I work
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.