Are you living life to it's full... or do you feel there are certain issues or difficulties in your life holding you back? Aspire... Counselling offers one to one counselling in a private practice, situated just on the outskirts of Ballymena. I appreciate that it takes courage to seek counselling and to speak about difficulties in life, so I feel an essential part of the process is to offer you a caring, confidential and safe environment in which to explore and address such issues.
Aspire...to a 'New' you
Are you unhappy, looking at life and wandering where things went wrong? Maybe now is a time for reflection, a time for looking at life and where you want to go. Has your past left you with any regrets or sadness, do you feel you could have achieved more or could have been happier. Are there issues from the past that you have been trying to forget, pushing them to the back of your mind but there always there, issues that are preventing you from moving forward in your life, and being happy.
There may be difficulties within your marriage or with a partner or maybe a family member. Or are you struggling with anxiety or depression feeling very helpless and alone not knowing where to turn.
Being able to talk to someone, share your struggles and insecurities in a safe environment can help you get your life back on track. Aspire…Counselling desires to bring hope and positive direction into difficult situations and to help clients feel supported and safe as they make changes in their live.
Let this year be ‘Your’ year to move forward
I offer an integrative approach to counselling, combining a number of different therapeutic approaches to cater to individual needs, enabling and supporting you to "Aspire" to your full potential. A free initial consultation session offers you the opportunity to meet me and to experience my style of working. You are under no obligation at this point to continue the counselling process.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (QCF) UU Diploma HE in Counselling. OCR Certificate in Counselling.
ASIST - training (Applied Suicide intervention Skills Training)
I am a fully qualified member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am committed to providing a professional and effective service.
I have provided counselling to pupils within the school setting and I have also worked with young people on voluntary basis for many years, which has given me a lot of experience with adolescents.
I also work in a GP's practice, providing long term and brief therapy to clients of all ages on many different issues; helping them to talk, explore and identify certain changes they wish to make, in order to enjoy a fuller happier life.
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
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
£35.00 per session
Concessions offered for
50 minute session: £35.00
Reduced rates will be considered for those on low income, however this is a the therapist's discretion and can be discussed during the initial consultation.
If you wish to set up a consultation, or would like more information please contact me using the details below: