L5 Dip Counselling, MNCS(Accred), MBACP, AVR Acc Mem
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In these strange and difficult times face to face counselling has had to take a back seat, however structured telephone counselling is a strong alternative. I offer this service through my clinical practice. Please don't hesitate to contact me and we can discuss further. Sometimes it's easier to talk to an independent voice, without judgment and with understanding and compassion.
My training and indeed philosophy come from a person centered perspective, however I am qualified in both CBT and Brief Therapy approaches.
I offer a quiet space which is professional, friendly and confidential. A place where you can be heard and really listened to in times of difficulty, worry or confusion.
I offer a service that is free from any judgement but with congruence and empathic understanding.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a L5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. In addition I have also qualified in the following:
Trauma; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Solution Focused Brief Therapy; Counselling Children and Young People, Couples Counselling and ASIST level 3 in suicide awareness and prevention.
I am fully accredited with the National Counselling Society (NCS) and insured through Howden Pro. I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I have worked with organisations both in Coalisland and closer to home offering counselling services for local doctors surgeries, local community mental health teams, women's aid, churches and local businesses.
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 (NCS)
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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session
£50 per site visit session (depending on distance).
When I work
Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm and Friday's 10am to 3pm. Weekends subject to availability.
I also have a background and deep understanding of Trauma and specifically PTSD. I have researched Vicarious Trauma specific to legal advocates in Northern Ireland as well as its impact on other groups within this society.