About me

Hi my name is Joanne, welcome to my counselling directory profile.

I understand how difficult those first steps can be so well done for seeking support.

I am a qualified counsellor, with many years of experience in various fields . I provide a safe and confidential space for clients to discuss any issues they need support with.  I have a post graduate diploma in counselling from Strathclyde university and qualifications in solution focussed therapy and CBT. I provide tailor made support to each individual client.
I can work with adults and young people and I can also provide relationship therapy with couples and or family members.
I have an extensive working history in the field of mental health. this includes issues such as suicide and self harm, abuse, family issues, relationship issues, bullying, family breakdown, anxiety and depression and trauma.
I can provide daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
I have offices based in Dromore Co, Down, and Goban Street Portadown.
I am an accredited and registered member of BACP and I abide by their ethical framework and the data protection act 1998

Training, qualifications & experience

Post graduate diploma in counselling Strathclyde university Scotland.
Certificate in solution focussed therapy.
Certificate in CBT clinical disorders.
Relate training
Certificate in counselling skills QUB.
Formal training in:
Suicide and self harm risk assessing
Domestic violence and sexual violence (Dublin rape crisis centre)
Dual diagnosis
LGBT awareness
Trauma recovery
Homelessness and basic life support management
Clinical note taking (legal consultation)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Additional information

I charge £40 per 50 min session for individual counselling
I charge £50 per 50 min session for couples and families
I provide a reduced rate for student counsellors.

Milebush Road
BT25 1TF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Joanne McKenna

Joanne McKenna