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MBACP (Accred.), MNCS (Accred.)

About me

Like many of my colleagues, I became a counsellor following a successful previous career. I spent many years as an architect, before taking a stroke in 2008 and decided to retrain, bringing a rich and varied life experience to my counselling work, along with a long held interest in the psychology of ‘why we do what we do’ and a desire to really listen and help you on your journey; despite the difficulties you are facing.

I am a wheelchair user and see clients in a small, but cosy and private space. I like to work by blending various therapeutic approaches appropriate to your needs, but it is important to me that we build trust by working at a speed you feel comfortable with.

In addition to my private practice, I do regular voluntary counselling with an organisation supporting those bereaved by suicide; through which I have worked with a wide range of people from different cultures, beliefs, age and gender.

I adhere to the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Code of Ethics, which underpins the respectful and confidential way we will work together and that is important for both of us.

“Change happens when the pain of holding on becomes greater than the fear of letting go.”  - Spencer Johnson

Training, qualifications & experience

Degree in Integrative Counselling - University of Ulster

CPCAB Level 2 + 3 : Counselling Skills + Studies

MA (Hons)

Dip. Arch (Edin)

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling 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 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 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

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Fees

£30.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£30 per session (60 mins)

£25 per session concession rate

Further information

I have helped people, young and older, with a diverse range of challenges, including but not limited to : Anxiety Conditions, Depression, Addiction(s), Grief Reactions, Anger Management, Disability Issues, OCD, PTSD, Relationship issues, Self Esteem, Self Harm, and Suicidal Ideation.

Warrenpoint, Co.Down, BT34

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

My building is very wheelchair friendly, with a large off-street parking area.