Welcome to my profile! I am a qualified counsellor working in the Mid-Ulster area where I am currently working in private practice, having spent many years working in and managing the counselling service in a local GP medical practice, and I also have extensive experience working with adolescents in post primary schools. My goal as a therapist is to help clients embrace their authentic selves, foster meaningful relationships, and improve their quality of life. In my practice, I work to create a safe and accepting environment that values the unique personality, lifestyle, and goals of the individual. My private counselling service is founded on clinical excellence informed by up to date research.
Having a safe space to talk with someone who will listen to your needs without judging you, in complete confidence, can be a powerful way to unravel issues either from the past or in the present that may be troubling you.
I am passionate about my work as well as the long term benefits of "talking therapies" and am committed to making a difference to my clients' lives.
Please feel free to contact me for an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified as an Integrative Counsellor with a Foundation Degree in Counselling from the University of Ulster. I am an Accredited member of the NCS (MNCS). I also have a Bsc(Hons) Applied Psychology (2:1) degree from University of Ulster and am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I have extensive experience of working and managing the counselling service in a GP medical practice and also working with adolescents in post primary schools. My clinical expertise is diverse and includes treatment of anxiety, depression, bereavement, body image issues, mood disorders, trauma and self-harm behaviours. At present I work with adolescents and adults. My therapeutic approach is Integrative, unique to each clients needs, and incorporates components from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Person centred therapy and Psychodynamic therapy.
I have undertaken additional training in:
- Psychological Trauma
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
- Trans generational Trauma
- Addictions & Trauma
- Emotional freedom technique (EFT) for the treatment of chronic pain and anxiety
- The neuroscience of Mindfulness
- Understanding personality disorders
- Domestic violence, emotional abuse and Narcissism
- Working with complicated grief and bereavement
- Rewind therapy for Trauma (Trained by Dr. David Muss)
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for Trauma
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.
National Counselling Society
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.
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
£40 per one hour session
I also offer a discounted rate (£35) to counselling students seeking personal therapy
I offer flexible appointments including evening and weekends