I am a professional, qualified counsellor providing a counselling service Just outside cullybackey in area of Ballymena. I have always been interested in the helping profession from a young age and always had a strong sense that talking about our feelings would be more powerful than living negatively and insecurely.
I am a qualified couples counsellor also and interested in this field of the helping relationship. We all come from different family systems and dynamics from childhood and I believe that these systems impact on how we relate to different relationships in our life.
"At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security." - Jodi Rell
I offer a safe, secure, empathetic and understanding environment where together, we can set goals that you feel are best and achievable for you to reach that sense of safety and security. I work as in integrative counsellor which means I use different approaches and techniques to suit your individual needs.
How counselling can help
Talking about our issues and problems can be daunting and nerve-wrecking but I can assure you, you will be provided with a space that is safe, comfortable, non-judgemental, understanding and confidential. Out of 168 hours in the week, setting aside one hour for you will hopefully lead to you gaining more self-worth and self-care by learning your value to allow more than one hour in getting to know yourself and your autonomy.
I am a member of a governing body in counselling called the BACP. I follow and adhere to their guidelines regarding my ethical practice. I continually participate in enhancing my knowledge through further learning and techniques that are helpful in meeting clients' needs.
I offer one to one counselling in a confidential setting.
What to expect in the first session
In the first session I will tell you more about how I work. I will also hear some more about you and together we can discuss effective ways to guide you towards any goals you may have or create these together. I work client led which means that you will lead the sessions about what you wish to talk about safely.
Please don't hesitate to call me where you will speak directly to me and we can arrange a time and date that suits you if you are satisfied with our phone consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Access N.I police check
- Child Protection
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- FdSc in Counselling
- Accredited course in Family and Relationship Counselling
- Queens University Certificate through WAVE: Traumatic Loss, Grief and the Helping Relationship. Level 1
- BACP Certificate of working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Certificate on Addressing Issues of Anxiety
- Certificate on The Concept of Self
- Accredited course on Grief
- CPD on Autism
- Private Supervision
- couples counselling qualification
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
Monday and Tuesday evenings. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday morning to evening.
I have experience working with teenagers in a Secondary School setting and I currently work in a GP Surgery two days per week seeing clients with a diverse range of issues, needs and situations.
"Jamie so very capable of the job she does. She is lovely and I felt free to talk and I am quite a private person. She was able to see what I do very quickly to hide how I react to life situations. She has made my outlook on life much better."