Registered MBACP (Senior Accred) & Senior Accred Supervisor
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I an a counselling psychotherapist who uses various therapies from an integrative perspective which best suits,your needs. I can offer you a reflective space within a warm and caring environment to help facilitate a change in resolving any problems, difficulties or issues that you may be experiencing, so that you can find a path to move forward.
I can also offer counselling via telephone or via an online video platform.
I am a BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) Senior Accredited Supervisor (Individuals) and Senior Accredited Counsellor, and adhere strictly to their ethical guidelines.
I have a MSc in Counselling Skills and Therapeutic Communication (with distinction) at the University of Ulster.
I have a L5 diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy which can best suit a wide range of disorders for example panic attacks, depression, anxiety, phobias and low self-esteem.
I have diplomas in 'Psychological Trauma'; 'Working with Trauma'; 'Relationship and Couples Counselling', Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling and Grief and Bereavement Counselling.
I have a CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision and am an approved Supervisor for students on the Ulster University-validated Foundation Degree in Counselling.
I am currently a lecturer in counselling at Belfast Metropolitan College.
I hold full Indemnity Insurance.
I practice within a GP surgery and in own my private practice for the NHS, EAPs and private clients. I use various therapies from an integrative perspective, always bearing in mind and meeting the needs of my clients.
I have a private practice in Ballymena and can be contacted via mobile 07870562527 or by email to - firstname.lastname@example.org
I am an affiliated counsellor to Employment Assistance Programmes - AXA PPP, Health Assured, H3, Insight (Benenden) Moving Minds, Nuffield Health, PPC (Optum) and Workplace Options.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered MBACP (Senior Accred)
- MSc Counselling Studies and Therapeutic Communication
- CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
- CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- University of Ulster Higher Diploma in Counselling with Commendation
- L4 Diploma in Psychological Trauma
- L4 Diploma in Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling
- L3 Diploma in Working With Trauma
- L3 Diploma in Relationships and Couples Counselling
- L3 Diploma in Grief and Bereavement Counselling
- L2 Diploma in Compulsive Behavioural Disorders
- BSc Hons; BSc Econ; BA Lit
- OCR Certificate in counselling
- ASIST - training (Applied Suicide intervention Skills Training)
- CRUSE ABC Bereavement Training
- Mental Health First Aid
- Addictions Training
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)
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
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
Concessions offered for
Initial Consultation: free
£40 for individual counselling; discounted rate for students
£45 for relationship counselling (per couple);
£40 for counselling supervision; discounted rates for students.
Fees for telephone and e-counselling are negotiable.
Fees are negotiable for students undertaking personal therapy and counselling supervision.
A counselling session usually lasts between 50 minutes and an hour.
When I work
I can see clients in the evenings and at weekends, but will try to suit client needs.
I offer concessions for the groups listed.