I’ve been working as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist since 2009 and have built up vast experience working with diverse clientele. Using a range of therapeutic models, I am passionate about journeying with people through difficult times to help them overcome adversities and tap into their inner resources to release their potential.
I am warm, compassionate and uphold a non-judgemental attitude in all my work.
I offer one-to-one counselling for adults and young people, as well as supervision for counsellors, students and those who work within a caring profession.
I can be flexible to meet the needs of clients, and offer face-to-face counselling or zoom sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I lead a community counselling organisation and have knowledge of diverse mental health issues and services. I have a vast experience of community counselling in NI and am therefore competent to offer supervision for counsellors working within community settings, schools or those working within a management or leadership role.
Clinically, I work pluralistically which means that I’m aware that there is not one type of therapy to suit all clients, therefore I aim to tailor a bespoke treatment plan for each individual client.
I offer CBT, Person Centred counselling, psychodynamic therapy and therapies specific to children and young people.
my qualifications include;
- Advanced Dip in Person Centred counselling
- Level 5 CBT
- Level 5 Counselling Children and Young People
- Level 7 Supervision of Counselling professions
- MA in pluralistic psychotherapy (award pending)
I have also completed numerous CPD training over many years including; working creatively; assessing and working with clients at risk of suicide; sensorimotor psychotherapeutic techniques and many more.
I have particular interest in working with people in leadership from a Christian perspective.
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)
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
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
£45.00 per session
£45 per hour