Maura Bowler Dip.Nursing,UUFdsc Counselling Reg. MBACP
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)
Sight Loss Counsellor RNIB, Belfast
Counsellor GP surgery, Ballymena
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£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
Tuesdays, Thursdays and most evenings