56 University Street
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with experience in working with a range of presenting issues including depression and anxiety, anger issues, social anxiety, panic disorder, feeling sad, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, work stress, bullying, relationship problems, emotional and physical abuse, bereavement and unresolved childhood issues. I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I adhere to their code of ethics and framework for good practice., I am in regular supervision and follow an ongoing programme of continuing professional development
I create an environment where you feel accepted, unjudged and supported throughout our time together, whilst also empathising with the feelings and emotions that you bring into the room. I also try and stay true to my own feelings during our working relationship and will be congruent in my reactions with everything that you bring to each session.
I believe that with support and encouragement we can all identify what is causing us pain and work towards a greater acceptance of ourselves and more contentment in our lives. A focus is on relationships and how content we are in our primary relationship.
Anxiety is a major cause of concern for many people and it can disable and distress those who are living with it. I have experience of working with anxiety, including diagnosed General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and depression. To overcome anxiety, I encourage clients to look at what's going on for them in the present and how they can change thought patterns, and look at their past to see where the root cause of the anxiety may stem from.
I provide a safe and confidential space and, with a warm, insightful nature, I hope to help you to feel comfortable in your environment. My goal is to create a place where you feel you can build trust which will allow you to start exploring difficult and perhaps unwanted feelings in your life. without the fear of judgement or criticism. Helping you to improve your awareness of yourself.
I also like to work creatively, using methods to help clients communicate when words have become too difficult. My experience includes working in the field of domestic violence counselling clients have a range of presenting issues including depression and anxiety, anger issues, relationship problems, affairs and betrayals and drug/alcohol addictions. I've also worked with self-harm, sexuality, friendship issues, identity issues and those on the autistic spectrum.
I believe counselling should be accessible to everyone and our sessions together are like a journey; a chance for you to explore unwanted and difficult emotions whilst feeling supported and safe. Finding your inner strengths so that you can build on them and begin to utilise them in everyday life through self-knowledge and awareness.
By engaging in counselling, we can work together to develop various tools and psychological mindfulness. Recently I trained as a stalking support advocate, and I am a director in TalkingTherapy NI.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma of HE in Counselling UUJ
AQA in Intermediate Skills
BTEC in Counselling Skills
Certificate of proficiency BACP
Asist Suicide awareness
Stalking Profile Training
Mental Health First Aid
CISM - Critical Incident group training
Child protection/ Vulnerable adults certificate
Trauma and Addiction Level 3 OCN
Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision Level 7
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Photos & videos
£35 Per Hour, reductions for students
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have been working as a Supervisor for 4 years.