Margaret Ohare

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Counselling - Services for Couples & Individuals
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Newry, Down, BT34 3NQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My counselling services are both face to face and online. I counsel couples and individuals for a variety of issues: including marriage & partnership difficulties, relationship issues in families, counselling for depression & anxiety, loss of purpose in life and living with illness. OCD & anger management, stress at work, low self esteem and bereavement.

As a professional Counsellor I tailor my services to suit each clients individual needs using a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Relationship counselling, Psychodynamic and Person Centred approaches. I am a member of The British Association for Counselling Professions (BACP) and The National Counselling Society (NCS) and I am governed by their code of ethics.

Looking after your mental health is very important as it can impact your home-life, physical health, and work...I provide a non judgemental and a safe place to explore issues and learn new skills to cope with the day to day pressures such as; managing a home, finance, work and relationships.

"Counselling helps bring new perspectives"

To help you get started
Call, email or text me to set up an initial session and we can talk about what you would like to get out of counselling. If you are happy to continue I will set up a second session and arrange to see you weekly or fortnightly to suit your individual needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Counselling (University of Ulster)

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma  in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT)

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling, Marriage Counselling, Couples Counselling - Relate trained

On going professional development

BACP (sample)

  • PTSD, Trauma, Stress & RESILIENCE
  • Addiction & Bereavement
  • Relationships
  • LGBT Community
  • Integrating Artwork into counselling Practice
  • Children & Young People
  • Childhood abuse
  • Self-Harm
  • Eating Disorders

OTHER

  • Management of OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • ASIST Suicide Intervention (PIPS)
  • Cruse Bereavement Awareness
  • Hospice Dignity in Care Approach
  • Policing Partnership NI - Sexual Violence Awareness
  • NCFE - Mental Health Awareness
  • NCFE - Substance & Alcohol Misuse Awareness
  • SDS Seminars Online – Mindfulness practice
  • Pure Mindfulness – Mindfulness & CBT

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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

CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help explore how thoughts can influence behaviour as well as emotions and physical well being.

Relationship Counselling can help explore the importance of relationships in everyday life.

Photos & videos

Fees

£40.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Individual Counselling £40 - £45 per session, Couples Therapy/Relationship Counselling £55 - £60 per session
  • Personal Therapy for Counselling Students
  • Concessions may be available on request

When I work

  • Face to face counselling has resumed
  • Online Video Counselling still available

Further information

My practice in Warrenpoint is ideally located in a secure and private setting, less than 15 minutes drive from Newry and 25 minutes from Kilkeel which are within a 30-minute drive from surrounding areas such as Newcastle, Banbridge, Armagh, Portadown and Dundalk. There are good parking facilities adjacent to the building to ensure ease of access for my clients.

8 Osbourne Terrace, Warrenpoint, Newry, Down, BT34 3NQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Margaret Ohare
Margaret Ohare