I am a professionally trained and experienced practitioner working privately and within the health service. I am a qualified counsellor & psychotherapist and an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). In accordance with BACP and in order to ensure continued personal and professional development further courses and qualifications are ongoing.
I work as an Integrative Therapist according to the individual client's needs and requirements as therapy progresses.
This includes Practising: Person-Centred Therapeutic Approach - which relates to valuing the self-sufficiency of the client as a person.
Psychodynamic Approach - which mainly helps to connect past experiences to the present.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - which examines how unhelpful thinking affects mood, behaviour and also physiological responses.
Confidential , day or evening appointments can be offered in Whitehead practice. Day-time appointments may also be arranged for clients in Carrickfergus.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.Sc. (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy
Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy
Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Adv. Cert. Pastoral Care & Counselling
Cert EFT Couples Counselling
BACP Cert. Of Proficiency
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
Cost per hourly session £40
There may be a concessional fee for a student/trainee or a person who is unemployed.
Please make enquiries in regard to Couples Counselling & Counselling Supervision
Concessions offered for
Anyone can benefit from counselling and psychotherapy. People come to counselling for numerous reasons. You may possibly be going through a crisis situation or perhaps experiencing relationship difficulties or maybe feeling generally somewhat anxious or depressed.
There are various periods in life when it is helpful to discuss our problems and seek support.Therapy provides a private and 'safe' environment;it offers a caring relationship and time set aside to talk, confidentially, through current problems.
Counselling offers an opportunity to explore difficult life events. It aims to help people gain a greater understanding of the issues involved and helps them to identify the best possible course of action
Counselling covers a wide range of issues including:
Anxiety, Stress & Depression
Fear & Abuse
Panic Attacks & Phobias
Any form of Loss & Bereavement
Lack of confidence or self-esteem
Therapy can assist you to feel more in control enabling you to resolve your difficulties or help you discover better ways to cope with your circumstances past and present. This can then help bring about appropriate change and growth.
Confidentiality and privacy are of the utmost importance. Any information shared will be held in strictest confidence. In accordance with professional ethical and legal standards, information will not be disclosed to anyone, except in very specific circumstances as required by law.