Joan Allen, Qualified Counsellor/Supervisor, Registered MBACP (Accredited)

Joan Allen, Qualified Counsellor/Supervisor, Registered MBACP (Accredited)

Ballymena North Business & Recreation Centre
120 Cushendall Road
Co. Antrim
BT43 6HB

07526 845453

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About me

At some point in our lives, we can face difficulties and challenges. Counselling can offer the space to reflect on what you feel are the main issues in your life and this will be in the comfort of a warm, safe and caring environment. I’m a qualified and accredited counsellor who uses an integrative approach, drawing on various therapies depending on your needs.

I have experience of counselling in a wide variety of different settings including working with a local Cancer Charity, in various GP practices, as well as experience with Cruse Bereavement Care. In addition, I have a background of working for many years in the healthcare setting.

I offer flexible appointments including evening and weekend availability. The first session is offered to allow us to get to know each other and to establish a relationship which is based on trust and respect.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Qualifications

CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

FdSc Counselling (Integrative)- University of Ulster/NRC

Registered MBACP (accred)

I also have the following training:

  • ASIST training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • CRUSE ABC Bereavement Training
  • Understanding Self-Harm
  • Working with Victims/Survivors and Traumatic Grief
  • Anger Management

Previous Qualifications

State Registered Nurse (SRN)

BSc (Hons) Community Nursing

PG Cert Specialist Nursing Practice

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am interested in Health-related issues. I have experience working within the Healthcare Sector, especially with those affected by Cancer and Chronic Health Conditions.


Initial consultation: £35

Counselling: £35 (Discounted rates for students)
Supervision: £35 (Discounted rates for students)

Please note a counselling session usually lasts between 50 minutes to 1 hour.

Maps & Directions

Ballymena, BT43 6HB

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: Unspecified


Tuesday-Thursday 9am-9pm Friday 1pm-5pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults