I offer brief and long term therapy from age 16 yrs and above.
How we will work together
Safety, respect, equality, acceptance, are all qualities which form the basis of my work.
I work from the belief that every person is unique and has the ability to grow to their full potential.
I blend several different approaches to suit each client’s individual needs.
I offer a 15 min free phone call to talk about what you hope to get from our sessions.
What happens in session?
We will meet for an initial assessment which will last 50 min. This time will allow you to share what has brought you to counselling. At the end of the assessment we will talk about how counselling may help and if I am the right person to work with you. If we agree to work together a further appointment will be made for a first session.
In the first session we will agree a focus for our work, it is your choice what we work on. We will agree a suitable time for each session. Counselling can be short or long term depending on your needs.
Summary of Counselling Approach
- This approach is an active form of therapy.
- The idea is that we work together as a team, to help you build the sort of life you want to live.
- A big part of this approach is learning new skills to unhook from difficult thoughts and feelings. Learning how to reduce their impact and take away their power, so they don’t hold you back from living the life you want and being the person you want to be.
- It also involves finding out what matters to you, what you want to stand for, the sort of person you want to be, what strengths and qualities you want to develop and how you want to treat yourself and others. Taking actions in line with your values and doing things that make life better.
- I will ask you to try out new skills between sessions.
- By experimenting with new skills you may be taken out of your comfort zone. You never have to do anything it is your choice, you are free to say no to anything I suggest.
- You are the expert on you, we are here to learn together and work as a team to find what works best for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FDSC Counselling
- University Advanced Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Higher Diploma Psychology
- Cert Therapeutic Communication
- Advanced training Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Post Grad Qualification Drug and Alcohol Studies
- Diploma Higher Education Addiction Studies
- Advanced Diploma Conflict Management
I abide by the code of ethics as set out by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Brief counselling with drug and alcohol issues
Anxiety and stress related issues
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Counselling sessions last for 50 min and cost:
- Individual Counselling (adult) £40 per session, face to face/online/phone
- Concession rates are available
If you require an appointment outside of my working hours please contact me to discuss other options, thank you.
I work from a location in Lisburn city centre with good bus and rail links.