Fiona O Hare Bacp/Accr Integrated Counsellor
I have been a practising counsellor since 2013 and accredited since February 2018. I am also qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. My counselling training encompassed working with domestic abuse and addiction and aftercare/relapse prevention work. My professional development and training covers a wide range of issues, from relationship problems, trauma,abuse,attachment, addiction, depression, anxiety, panic disorder.
My life experiences have enabled me to understand the struggles that people face in todays world, with family,relationships and addiction etc
I am aware of how hard it is for clients to take the first step towards speaking with a counsellor and I endeavour to provide both a warm welcome and safe space for clients to discuss their concerns and enable them to begin to heal and grow and manage their problems more effectively.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation Degree Counselling University Ulster 2013
- OCN Level 4 Introduction to Psychological Trauma June 2015
- OCN Level 3 Trauma and Addiction Wave Trauma Centre April 2016
- OCN Level 3 Psychological Trauma Wave trauma centre April 2016
- BACP Accredited Member 2018
- Certificate in Cognitive Therapy, Theory and Methods January 2018 (Belfast cognitive Therapy Centre)
- CPCAB Level 5 (CBT) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 2019
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35.00 1hr session
Concessions for unemployed/low income.
During Covid outbreak I offer a sliding scale.
Concessions offered for
Counselling will take place in a private safe non judgemental environment.
As an accredited member of BACP I adhere to the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and Professional Conduct Procedures. I also attend regular supervision and continue to update my professional development in accordance with the issues that clients bring to counselling. i offer telephone counselling and educational tools to help with clients overall wellbeing.