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Counselling (MA Psychoanalysis, BA (hons), Acc member NCS)

About me

*Please note, unfortunately I am unable to take on new clients at present. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any inquiries about potential waiting times etc. Apologies for any inconvenience caused*

I offer support to people to enable them to look at their past, including their childhood experiences, relationships and all events and traumas that have led them to where they are in their lives today. Through talking, people can come to terms with past events and experiences and learn to recognise how these have impacted on their emotional health, their behaviour patterns and their relationships throughout their lives. This awareness will give people the opportunity to break negative cycles and develop more positive ways of thinking and behaving.

In the safe, supportive space which the counselling setting provides, people can speak confidentially about any issues which are affecting their lives and emotional well-being.

I aim to encourage people to accept the past and that they cannot change it, yet with the proper support, they can make peace with even the most difficult experiences and let go of them, enabling them to feel emotionally well and deal with the stresses and challenges of everyday life.

For further information or to arrange an appointment, telephone 07742066858 (9am - 7pm Mon-Thurs, 9am - 4pm Fri)

I can be contacted by email via my counselling directory profile at any time so please do not hesitate to send me a message if you have any queries.

Training, qualifications & experience

In 2003 I graduated from the University of Ulster with a BA in Philosophy.

In 2005 I began my psychoanalytic training by completing a post-graduate diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies at DBS in Dublin.

In 2006 I was accepted onto the Masters Course, MA Psychoanalysis (with a clinical specialisation).

In 2008, following an intensive two-year period of clinical placements and theoretical training, I graduated with an MA in Psychoanalysis.

Since completing my training, I have been working in Derry offering therapeutic and family support both privately and in the community and voluntary sector. In August 2013, I became a fully accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I am also a member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I attend regular specialist training events in order to maintain the highest level of current therapeutic knowledge and awareness.

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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Additional information

£40 per hour (reduced rate available for students and in exceptional circumstances).

When I work

Daytime and evening appointments available

Northland Road Industrial Estate, Londonderry, County Tyrone, BT48

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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