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First step counselling. NCS Accred Adults and Children

About me

Thank you for visiting my page at first step counselling we believe it's never too late to take the first step. 

I am an integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Integrative therapy is a combined approach that blends elements of different therapies. Tailoring my approach to you, there are many ways in which we can explore your individual experience together. No one theory provides all the answers. 

My goal is to help you deal with the issues or problems you might be having. By helping you see things in different ways. Your voice is valued and important as you are the expert in your own life, and you know your journey. I will help to guide you and facilitate your needs to help you feel better.  Working together, we can make a positive change in your life. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • AIM Award Advance Diploma Psychotheraputic counselling. AD Dip Psc
  • AIM Award Professional Diploma Psychotheraputic counselling practice. Prof.Dip.Psyc. 
  • Diploma Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Advanced. O.A. Dip 

I have many years of experience working in the mental health sector in an agency and school setting. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society


From £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • I offer a free 30 minutes consultation by phone.
  • children and young people session fee is £45 for 45 minutes.
  • Adults session fee is £40 for 50 minutes
  •  students Counsellor fee is £35

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Please note working hours are flexible to meet your needs. 

Further information

  • Therapy dog available in the session.
  • Office in Lisburn. 

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Additional languages


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