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MBACP, MNCS(Sen Accred) MSc, BA (Hons), Dip Counselling

About me

Thank you for taking the time to view my profile especially if you are feeling stressed or are finding life difficult at present. I understand that making the first phone call to a counsellor can be difficult. As a counsellor I can offer you space and time to look at the issues you are facing or difficulties in your life present or past. Throughout my working life I have been involved with people, enabling them to look at their issues, helping them to change and go on with a positive attitude and a new hope.

I am a professionally qualified counsellor and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work within its Ethical Framework for Good Practice providing a safe and confidential place where you can talk and be treated with respect and assured of a non-judgemental approach.I am also a Senior Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society (MNCS Snr Accred).

I work from an integrative perspective and will offer you counselling which best suits you to find the way forward for yourself, helping you to understand your problems and make choices.

"Pacing is important at the outset. An unhurried pace indicates that here is space to breathe, a certain freedom in the air". Mearns and Thorne

Training, qualifications & experience


MSc Counselling and Therapeutic Communication
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Certificate in Counselling
Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
BA (Hons) Social Work
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Extensive research and study on Post Adoption Depression
Systemic Family Assessment
Assessing Gay and Lesbian Adopters
Child Protection Training
Vulnerable Adult Training
Walk Leader Training

I attend regular CPD and short course training and enjoy learning!

I have over 30 years working with individuals, couples and families as a Counsellor and as a Social Worker.


Registered Member of BACP (MBACP)

Senior Accredited Member of NCS

Registered with Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)

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Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Adoption Issues
I have over 20 years experience in adoption related issues, working with adoptive parents, birth parents and adoptees and am happy to talk with you if you feel counselling would help you as an individual, a couple or a family.

I have a particular interest in Post Adoption Blues and work with individuals and couples who have children placed with them or where the Adoption Order has already been granted. I also work with local Health and Social Health Care Trusts providing counselling and support.

I provide training for new parents, Social Workers and other professionals. I also offer supervision for professionals working in this area.

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like more information, I would love to talk with you.

Walk and Talk Therapy

Have you thought about seeing a counsellor but are afraid that sitting in a therapy room would be difficult, maybe you are anxious about that first session or sitting face to face with someone you don’t know.

Walk and talk therapy is an opportunity to talk with a counsellor in a more relaxed environment, in the outdoors. This type of counselling is especially appropriate for individuals who are going through a life transition, are feeling anxious or are experiencing grief or a significant loss. You can walk and talk about anything that is troubling you or any issue you feel would benefit from therapy.

For more information please contact me and we can talk about how this might work for you.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling £50 per session

Supervision £50 per hour

Couples £70 per 90 minute session

Personal therapy is offered for counselling students

Concessions may apply - please contact me for more information.

Day time appointments are available Monday to Thursday 

Evening appointments are available on Wednesdays

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Thursday daytime

Wednesday evening 

Further information

Private parking is available 

Donaghadee, Down, BT21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

AccessNI check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have experience supervising counsellors in private practice, schools counsellors, students as well as those working in voluntary health care settings.

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