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JULIE DOBBIN- MBACP & MNCS (Accredited )

Antrim BT41 & Ballymena BT42
07511 912795 07511 912795
Antrim BT41 & Ballymena BT42

About me

  • ABOUT  ME

Hi I'm Julie and welcome to my profile.

Currently I work with Couples & Induviduals. I am a counsellor within relate and Cruse Bereavement Care. I also have gained a vast range of experience in working with Mental health issues through my previous role as a Counsellor within a G.P. service.

My interest in counselling arose from my own personal past experiences, these experiences helped me to see how beneficial counselling can be. I know it can be difficult in taking the first step to try counselling but my aim is to offer you a safe, trusting, supportive environment.

As I am aware we are all individuals and therefore everybody's experiences are unique, I combine different therapeutic principles into my practice such as Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Brief Therapy. To ensure the safety of my clients, I have become a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice, I am also an accredited member with the National Counselling Society (NCS). I engage in one and a half hours personal supervision monthly with an accredited supervisor

WHY COME TO COUNSELLING?

Most of us at times can experience difficulties and trauma throughout our lives which can leave a lasting impact on our emotional and mental well-being. Counselling is not about giving advice but working together to help you arrive at your own solutions. I provide a non-judgemental space to help you reflect on your thoughts, feelings and past experiences to explore and understand how they are impacting on you at present. Being able to talk to someone and feeling heard can bring hope when you are feeling depressed, frightened, distressed or unhappy, it can help you to develop healthy coping strategies in working towards change. Counselling can give you the tools to help you feel better about yourself and see a more positive way forward.

Some of the issues I have worked with are: Bereavement & loss, trauma, depression, irrational or negative thoughts, suicidal ideation, stress, low self-esteem, anxiety, ocd, panic disorders, health worries, bullying, postnatal depression, relationship issues and anger management.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Accredited Member with NCS (National Counselling Society)

Qualifications & Training

Level 2 Counselling skills
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling (Relate)


Cruse ABC Foundation Course Bereavement Counselling
OCN Level 4 Psychological Trauma (Wave)
OCN Level 3 Trauma and Addiction (Wave)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (Assist)
Mental Health First Aid
Understanding Self Harm and Substance misuse
Level 1 connections and interventions
Level 2 connections and interventions
Suicide Alertness (Safe Talk)
Parent Teen Communication
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (Wrap)
Supporting Bereaved Children & Young People
Working with Young People & Substance misuse (Ascert)
Young People Substance Misuse & Mental Health (Ascert)
Foundation Module: Children, Young People & Families (Ascert)
Kids, Alcohol and Sexual Health (KASH)
Understanding Cancer and its Treatments (Macmillan)
BACP Certificate of proficiency

I have experience of working with individuals from 16 and upwards. I engage in ongoing professional development as stipulated in my professional guidelines and continue to attend training and workshops to ensure my practice is kept up to date.

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£40 for 1-1 counselling.

£50 for Couple counselling

A counselling session usually lasts between 50 minutes and an hour.

I offer a free  initial 30 minute phone session, this gives us both the opportunity to talk and assess if you are at the person for support.

Please note that I do accept debit or credit cards.

Further information

My counselling service is totally confidential please remember that whatever problem you are experiencing is never too big or small.

The first session provides an opportunity for you and I to meet and both agree that counselling is the right course of action for yourself. There will be no obligation to book further sessions unless you wish to do so.

If you feel that counselling could be beneficial to you, please call me on 07511912795.

I can be flexible with appointments, and will do my best to find a time to suit you.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

days and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
JULIE DOBBIN- MBACP & MNCS (Accredited )

JULIE DOBBIN- MBACP & MNCS (Accredited )