I have worked as a counsellor for 20 years. I trained with Relate and have experience in working with couples and individuals. The main focus of my work is relationship issues but that often includes dealing with wider family issues as well as previous life experiences, depression and anxiety.
I offer a safe space for clients to explore their issues in order to assist them to decide on a positive way forward in their lives.
I am based near Castlewellan and Newcastle.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Psychology
MA Social Psychology
Cert Marital and Couple Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision
I have my own private practice but I also work as a trainer and teacher in counselling.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am available Mondays to Thursdays day and evening. It may be possible to arrange a time at the weekend
I also offer counselling supervision.