Hi and welcome. I offer a listening ear, kindness, helpfulness and use a number of modalities to include integrative counselling, mindfulness and meditation, CBT, coaching, comparison work, art and music therapy, movement, global thinking and nature therapy.
I genuinely want to help you, am non-judgemental and accepting. I have worked with people from many different backgrounds, am humanitarian, down to earth, mature yet youthful and feel it important to help others. I hope that you will feel safe in my practice with me, that you can work on any issues you have and that together we can find ways for you to cope with life.
I work in a number of geographical areas. I have a lovely counselling room in River House, Coleraine or can facilitate you in Ballymoney in an Acorn Business suite. I use a room in Ballycastle and I work from Ballymena Business Centre and Trust premises if counselling is required by the Trust in that area. I will also consider other geographical areas on contract.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSSc (Hons) Sociology and Social Administration
- MSSc Organisation and Management
- MSc Social Research Methods
- Diploma Education
- FdSc Counselling
- MOS Master Instructor
- ECDL Train the Trainer
- Welcome Host Train the Trainer
I first began my counselling career in the late 1980s when I managed a community organisation, a counselling organisation and worked with some of the leading providers of counselling. I then moved into research consultancy, lecturing in the tertiary sector and training consultancy in organisations and businesses across all sectors. I qualified in counselling in 2013 and along with my counselling business have been working in admin and management posts in the health sector. I specialise in working with tweens and teenagers but am very happy to work with all ages of clients.
Along with my long list of qualifications now totalling nearly 50 from Level 1 upwards, I have an extensive portfolio of almost 300 training courses to include Child Protection, ASIST, Sexual Health, Search and Rescue, Infection Control, Misuse of Substances, Parent/Teen Communication Skills.
I bring high ethical standards to my working practice, in depth knowledge of policy and law and work within safeguarding structures.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling hours available from 2 to 9 pm Monday to Monday to Friday.
I genuinely want to help you because I care about people, our society and the world around us. I understand what it is like to need help and value the counselling I received myself in previous years which helped me on my journey to self awareness.
I am dedicated to making our world a safer place for our children and animals. I have a deep respect for people from all backgrounds and have been a human rights campaigner for over 30 years.