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Pauline Montgomery MEd, PGDipG&C, BA(Psychology), MBACP(Accred)

Moira, County Armagh, BT67
07731 728086 07731 728086 Registered / Accredited

About me

Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile - I have been working as a Counsellor since 1988, offering individual, face to face sessions to both adults and young people. I am registered and accredited with BACP and offer a safe, caring and confidential space for you to explore and address the issues that have brought you to counselling. My hope is that you will acquire a deeper understanding of yourself and others as a result and discover a greater capacity for making choices in your life.

My approach to counselling is an integrative one - it is based primarily on a Person-Centred Approach, but also incorporates principles and techniques from other theoretical perspectives, where appropriate, in order to best address your individual needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BA (Hons) degree in Psychology from Queen's University Belfast (1984), a Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance & Counselling from the University of Ulster (1987) and a Master of Education (MEd) degree in Counselling from Queen's University Belfast (2003).

In 2011, I also completed a Certificate in Cognitive Therapy Methods (Level 4, CCEA).

I have over 30 years experience of working with a wide range of client issues, including depression, anxiety, panic, stress, adverse childhood experiences, family problems, bullying, relationship difficulties, pregnancy related issues, workplace/employment/academic issues, bereavement and loss, self-esteem & self-confidence, living with cancer, life changes or crises.

I have worked in a variety of settings over the years, including Higher Education, Adult Mental Health, Youth Work, Secondary & Primary Healthcare.

I have been an Accredited Counsellor with BACP since 2005.

For many years, I worked one day a week as a counsellor in the University Health Centre at Queen's, and in private practice the rest of the week, but I left the Health Centre at the end of March 2020, and now work solely in private practice. Clients are seen in the confidential setting of a purpose built office behind my home. It is at ground level and has ample parking space.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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Fees

Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £45 per session.

Further information

I can offer either daytime or evening appointments in order to give you the flexibility of coming at a time that best suits your situation.

If you are considering getting in touch with me, please feel free to either phone, text, or email -  I will get back to you as quickly as I can, and we can then either arrange a date and time for your first appointment, or have an initial chat by phone, after which you can decide whether or not to proceed any further.

Moira
County Armagh
BT67

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Monday - Thursday, daytime and evening appointments available

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Pauline Montgomery MEd, PGDipG&C, BA(Psychology), MBACP(Accred)

Pauline Montgomery MEd, PGDipG&C, BA(Psychology), MBACP(Accred)