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Marsha McConnell, MBACP (Reg), FdSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychology

Belfast BT9 & BT4
07791 732092 07791 732092

About me

Thank you for visiting my profile.I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I am an Integrative therapist using all aspects of psychotherapy that are relevant and applicable to each individual client, which means I work always in your best interest, using my knowledge and skills to tailor the therapy to best suit you and your current situation.

I have many years of experience in the field of mental health and have close personal experience in a number of areas. I myself have battled in the past with my own mental health and so have a sound understanding of the struggles of life. I understand the impact issues from the past and those in our present can have on our mental health. My own difficulties and resolving them is what led me to become a counsellor. I have a great interest in people and am very passionate about forming therapeutic relationships that can facilitate change. I offer a strictly confidential service and abide by the BACP's Code of Ethics and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence's (NICE) guidelines. My tailored therapy places emphasis on your immediate needs but can also incorporate exploration and identification of strengths, ways of coping and issues causing effect, this is all conducted from a confidential supportive and structured environment. I work with and am experienced in a wide and varied range of situations. I have specialist training in a number of areas including Breathing exercises, Coping strategies, OCD, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and relationships.

To Get Started:

If you would like to work with me I offer an open, friendly, supportive and confidential service. Within the collaborative relationship of therapy, I offer respect, non-judgement and a focus on your potential to allow you the choice to move forward in the direction you feel most comfortable with. I am contactable by email or telephone, please feel free to contact me with any questions, queries or concerns you may have. You can also book an initial consultation to talk over your situation and investigate how therapy could assist you in moving forward. At this initial session we can also discuss any issues you might have and what you hope to achieve through counselling, if you are happy to proceed we can then set session dates and times and begin counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my training within a GP's Surgery and have continued within this field. I work with men and women aged 18 and above. I have a Degree in Counselling, have achieved Registration and am working towards accreditation with the BACP. I have training and qualifications in areas of:

Self-Harm

Suicide

Drug/Alcohol Misuse

Addiction

Bereavement

Anxiety

Depression

Abuse

Trauma

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have training in :

Relationship Counselling

Self-Harm & Suicide Understanding & Prevention

Anger Management

Bereavement Counselling

WRAP training

Drug and Alcohol Addiction/Misuse

Domestic Violence Awareness

Cultural Awareness

Vulnerable Adults and safeguarding

OCD

Childhood Sexual Abuse Awareness

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£35 Single Initial Assessment (50 mins)
£40 Per Session Weekly/Fortnightly Basis

£60 Per Session Weekly/Fortnightly, Couples/Relationship Counselling

Concessionary Fees may be available to clients in financial difficulty.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

Any further information required can be obtained through

Email : marshamcconnell90@yahoo.com
Telephone : 07791732092

72 Newtownards Road
Belfast
BT4

Belfast
Antrim
BT9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I am available during working hours Monday - Saturday and some evening & weekend hours

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
Marsha McConnell, MBACP (Reg), FdSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychology

Marsha McConnell, MBACP (Reg), FdSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychology