About me


Welcome to my profile.

I am a counsellor because I want to help people. At times we can really struggle to set aside our emotions feelings and anxieties. We continue to make the same mistakes and can feel we have lost control. Setting aside some time to get in tune with ourselves and hit the restart button can be both challenging and difficult. Counselling can offer you a safe, non-judgmental place to talk about those issues which are holding you back.

I am a person-centred counsellor and work in an integrative way which best suits you the client. I work with all ages children to adults and have eighteen years of experience working in schools and mental health.

I can offer short and long term support. I work from my home in a beautiful rural setting, very private with parking.

I have access NI to work with young people.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in numerous mental health settings. Supporting vulnerable adults and those with mental health problems .I have also worked in education as a teacher and tutor.  For seventeen years I was employed as a schools counsellor both secondary and primary age groups.

After a traumatic period in my life I began to study with the open university and got a B Sc. in sociology. I really wanted to help others and give back what had helped me, so I began to study counselling. I now have the following qualifications:-:
BSc. Sociology, Cert. Education, Dip. Counselling Cert. Solution focused brief therapy. Cert. CBT. Cert. Child and adolescent psychotherapy.

I am committed to continuous professional development and have certificates in CBT.[Cognitive Behaviour Therapy] particularly helpful for those who need a more goal orientated approach: Anger management, Drugs, alcohol, Hypnotherapy, N.P.L, Mindfulness, motivational interviewing.

I am BACP accredited. As a professional, I adhere to their ethical frame work for good practice. I receive supervision and am fully insured.

Life gives us many experiences, good and bad. These can make us or break us in my case I have chosen to use them to help others.

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.

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.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£30 per session

Availability

Evening and week end appointments available.

Further information


I work in an integrative way from a humanistic/person-centred perspective. I can also offer creative, sand and play therapy which are most effective for young clients.

I am a spiritual person and believe we have to treat the whole person. I can offer reflexology, relaxation and mindfulness.

If you are struggling today please reach out and talk to someone if you aren't sure I can sign post you to organisations which may be able to help.

Bellaghy
Magherafelt
BT45 8LF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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.

Mary Lou Todd

Mary Lou Todd