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LGBTQ counselling in Belfast & online.
I’m Nat, a qualified counsellor and Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer short or long term therapy, either online anywhere in the world or in person at my offices on Malone Road in Belfast.
I work with and welcome people from all different backgrounds and life experiences (18+). I have a background in working with sexuality and gender diversity and have a particular interest in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, or those questioning their gender or sexuality.
I work with the person rather than with any diagnosis believing that we all are doing the best we can within the environment and resources available.
Alongside my work as a counsellor, I am an allotment owner and an artist. I put as much value on gaining insight into human nature and what I can learn from artists, authors and songwriters as I do from learning counselling theory.
If you are having a difficult time right now and would like to talk through some of your thoughts and feelings, or if you are curious about how counselling might be able to help you, please feel free to get in touch to arrange a free initial 30 minute zoom call.
What I can offer you:
I am an experienced counsellor and member of the LGBTQ community. Before starting my own counselling practice, I was part of the counselling team at The Rainbow Project. I supported LGBTQ people and those who are questioning with issues around sexuality or gender, often including shame, depression and anxiety, and any other issues that were having a negative impact on life.
Working with people over the years, I know that LGBTQ people often have negative experiences trying to access help for their mental health. With this in mind I set up Creighton Counselling NI with a focus on providing safe, inclusive, accepting and LGBTQ knowledgeable counselling.
I am trained in person-centred and psychodynamic styles of counselling. This means that your experiences and perceptions of the world will be at the heart of our work together. I will work to understand what life is like for you and I won’t make assumptions or judgements. We may explore your life experiences and try to understand factors that may be contributing to your current difficulties.
Counselling can contribute to you understanding yourself better, having more trust in yourself and others, and to feeling more authentic and unashamed. The safety of the counselling relationship can help you to have more courage to face the things you normally avoid, and trust in your own ability to handle them.
Nat Creighton (he/him).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 6 years experience of working with a wide range of clients . Along side client work, I am also a lecturer in Counselling.
I hold a Pg. Dip Counselling and Therapeutic Communication from Ulster University.
I am an integrative counsellor, drawing on techniques from Humanistic, Person-centred and psychodynamic theories and techniques.
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (membership no. 00823345) . I work within the BACP Ethical Framework which keeps both my clients and I safe.
Reflective of the diversity of backgrounds and identities in Belfast and beyond, I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, community backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identity presentations.
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.
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
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial online session
I offer an initial 30 minute online introductory session free of charge.
My fee is £45 for full sessions which last 50 minutes.