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About me

I am based in Newtownabbey and through personal experience understand how beginning counselling can be daunting. I offer you a “safe space” to explore your thoughts and feelings around issues that are affecting both your mental health and overall well-being. I want to help you begin to make sense of what you are going through, enabling you to deal with issues, from your past or present, that are having a negative impact on your day to day life. Sometimes as situations arise, you can feel stressed and overwhelmed. I will listen, encourage, and help bring different perspectives for you to explore. I want you to feel empowered so you are able to cope with your situation and move forward with clarity and confidence.

I began counselling in 2009 and have a wealth of experience, helping many clients with a wide range of issues. Anxiety, depression, grief, feeling sad, low self-esteem, trauma, relationships and self-harm are just a few of the issues I have helped my clients deal with. I have experience of working within a community based charity and in a GP Practice.

'I LOOK WITHIN TO FIND MY TREASURES'- One of my favourite affirmations by Louise Hay.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed:

Certificate in Counselling Skills, Advanced Diploma in Counselling with specialist modules in Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic Approach, Psychodynamic Approach, Grief & Loss and Trauma. Post graduate - Gestalt Therapy Course at Northern Regional College, ASIST trained, Level 2 Child Protection, Level 2 Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Issues I have helped my clients with in the past include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Negative thoughts
  • Gender Issues
  • Relationship Problems
  • Job Loss
  • Self-Harm
  • Bullying
  • Past/Present Trauma
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Loss
  • Illness
  • Grief
  • Suicidal Thoughts.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

50 minute session - £35.00

Payment Methods Cash/Card - Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Availability

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments.

Further information

If you would like further information do not hesitate to call or email me, there is no obligation to book a session unless you wish to do so.

My counselling room allows for social distancing. There will be hand sanitizer provided and the area used is cleaned after each counselling session. Please feel free to bring mask/gloves with you.

Ballyclare
BT39

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Linda Lynn Registered MBACP(Accred)

Linda Lynn Registered MBACP(Accred)