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 your health and 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, life becomes tough and you can feel overwhelmed. I will listen, encourage, and help bring different perspectives to you so you begin to feel able to cope with what you are going through.
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 in working with 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:
- Negative thoughts
- Gender Issues
- Relationship Problems
- Job Loss
- Past/Present Trauma
- Abusive Relationships
- Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Suicidal Thoughts.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
50 minute session - £35.00
Payment Methods Cash/Card - Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Concessions offered for
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.