I have been a Counsellor for 13 years and became accredited by the BACP in 2012, I specialise in working with clients who have low self-esteem, depression and anxiety issues. I specialise in working with those who have been bereaved by suicide. I also support those who feel suicidal and who are self-harming. My other speciality is ls working with children, adolescence and young adults with the array of issues presented to them in todays society. Coming to counselling may be difficult decision to make so I provide a friendly, caring, non-judgemental enviroment to help you achieve your goals. Flexible appointments available including evenings and weekends.
- Suicidal Ideation - prevention, intervention and postvention and being bereaved by suicide.
- Anxiety & Depression - in Northern Ireland 1 in 5 of us will face a mental health problem sometime in our lives.
- Low Self Esteem - most children suffer alone with a sense of worthlessness. Many become adults with the same loneliness and sense of defeat
- Stress - one of the biggest problems causing absenteeism from school or lost days off work.
- Addiction - whether with alcohol, drugs, food or gambling lives fall apart and families hurt.
- Grief - feeling alone or not understood after the loss of someone.
- Life Transitions - often the most difficult part of life is fitting in after a
significant move or change. Sexual orientation/LGBT
- Trauma Related Issues - can result in the replay of unwanted horrible images, fear, isolation and harm.
- Anger Management - this is not a problem with being angry. Everyone has the right to be angry. It is more how you express anger and control it rather than it controlling you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Cruse bereavement training
- Domestic Violence Awareness
- Cruse Add on modules
- ASSIST training
- SAFETALK (alcohol & drugs)
- OUTSTANDING (youth work)
- Children order & Child protection
- Mental Health First Aid
- Zest for life (Building self-esteem)
- Zest for life (building self- esteem)
- Nexus (working with survivors of Childhood sexual abuse) STORM training PIPS (preventing suicide in young people)
- Newry and Mourne Drug and Alcohol Partnership
- Zest for life Certificate in CBT
- Zest for life trauma recovery
- Psychodrama training
- Autism training
- Refresher in Child Protection
- Vulnerable Adult Training
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Evening sessions are available if necessary
Concessions available to students Counsellors and those on low income