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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
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.
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
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
Concessions offered for
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
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.