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MBACP

About me

I trained as an Integrative Counsellor and I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I consider the Client / Counsellor relationship to be key and offer a person-centred therapeutic approach.  I have worked with Clients on many issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and domestic violence.  I also have areas of particular experience including bereavement and working with adolescents.

Involvement with a Hospice while training facilitated my greater knowledge and understanding of bereavement and allows me to support Clients as they struggle with loss.  Working for Kidscape and Kids Can Achieve, with a focus on young people, enhances my initial Counselling work which was undertaken at LINK, a local Young Persons Centre.

I offer Clients a safe and confidential space to explore whatever difficulties they may be experiencing in life, together with acceptance, warmth and a non-judgemental manner.  I offer both short and long term counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Theory                                                                                    
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
                                                                                                  
My specialism is bereavement although I also work directly with young people and adults on a wide range of issues.

I am a member of BACP, thereby I comply with their code of ethics.

I receive regular supervision and am committed to on-going professional development.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adults  /  OAPs

Adolescence

Bereavement

Parenting                                                                                                            

Suicide

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 per session - 20% concession negotiable for students and low income / OAPs and unwaged.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime and evening appointments are offered Monday - Thursday.

Further information

9 Glendhu Manor, Belfast, BT4 2RJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Although my place of work does not have wheelchair accessibility, I offer therapy sessions via Telephone, Facetime, Zoom and WhatsApp.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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