Dr Jamesina Rooney

Dr Jamesina Rooney

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About me

What is Counselling?

Life can be difficult and counselling can provide the bridge needed to move from a difficult to a more fulfilling place. Being supported to talk and work through difficult thoughts and feelings in a safe and caring space with someone who ‘gets it’ often helps us find ways through difficult or uncertain times, which will be unique for all of us.

Is counselling suitable for you?

Sometimes we are shaken by a life event, such as the death of a loved one, an illness or a breakdown of an important relationship and even supposedly happy ones, like marriage, parenting or retirement when life and the world as we know it changes. Or sometimes we just need space to talk through our struggles in relation to what we are thinking and feeling with the hope of understanding ourselves and finding a better way to deal with these. This could be related to any aspect of our lives such as childhood experiences, feelings of depression or anxiety, lack of purpose, trauma or even sometimes if we feel all in life is going good BUT…. These are only some of the things that Counselling can help with and if you experience any of these do not struggle alone; I encourage you to take the first step and make contact, which can be the most difficult of all.

How can I help?

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor who has worked in the counselling field over 10 years. I have completed extensive academic and professional training. I have a PhD in Counselling and a Masters in Counselling and Therapeutic Communication, both from Ulster University. Counselling research indicates the relationship clients have with their counsellor is one of the most important factors in bringing about positive change. This has been the focus of my PhD and the in-depth knowledge gained in this area has been influential to how I practice. As listed below, I work with a range of issues. I also have special interest and expertise in working with relationship difficulties and that can be as an individual client or as a couple.

After viewing my profile, if it feels right for you, I invite you to make contact; do not walk alone.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited Counsellor

PhD in Counselling from Ulster University

MSc in Counselling and Therapeutic Communication from Ulster University

Advanced Diploma in Counselling from Queens University

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


My fees are £40 per session. I offer reduced fees to students and unwaged clients which can be discussed at the first meeting.

Maps & Directions

Newry, BT34

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

A lift is available


Flexible hours

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme