Maura Bowler

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Dip.Nursing,UUFdsc Counselling Reg. MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Broughshane, Antrim, BT43
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have worked many years as a professional nurse both in hospitals and in the community. I have cared for people of all ages and use this knowledge as a base in my counselling service. My degree in counselling is integrative, which means I draw from many theories to support my client through difficult times. I offer a safe place to talk and listen to what concerns you in a non-judgmental, confidential way sensitive to your needs. I believe everyone needs acceptance and support in difficult times. Together we work to achieve your personal goals. I do not give advice but we collaborate together to see the way forward in your life.

During weekly sessions you decide what is important for you to discuss and we focus on that. In our first session we get to know each other and you decide if you are comfortable to work with me towards a more contented life. Overtime you will become more empowered.

You deserve a time for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

University of Ulster, Foundation Degree in Counselling (2015)

Certificate in Complex Trauma and Sexual Abuse (2016, acc IACP)

Diploma in Nursing, Canada (RN, 25 years experience in all areas of health)

ASSIT (2015)

Sight Loss Counsellor RNIB, Belfast

Counsellor GP surgery, Ballymena

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

£40 per hour

first session is 90 minutes with the first 30 minutes free! If you would like to continue then the next hour is a regular session at £40 for the hour

When I work

Tuesdays, Thursdays and most evenings

Broughshane, Antrim, BT43

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Maura Bowler
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