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This professional is available for new clients.
I AM AVAILABLE FOR FACE TO FACE, ONLINE OR TELEPHONE COUNSELLING
The first step towards coming to counselling can be anxious so please feel free to call me or email me to discuss how I can help and how we might work together. As a member of BACP and having studied counselling to a professional academic level client feedback is that they are comfortable that they are working with someone who is knowledgeable and skilled to a high degree within the counselling profession. I have a Masters degree in Counselling and therapeutic communication from the University of Ulster, a B.A. degree and an Advanced Diploma from Queens University Belfast and I am an Accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My experience covers issues such as abuse, family issues, panic attacks, betrayal, separation and divorce, depression, sexual abuse, anger, bereavement, relationship issues, stress, anxiety and panic attacks, trauma, low self-esteem, depression and sexual orientation. I can help you to explore what is causing you to feel and behave the way you do, making connections with how past events may be affecting your present life and identify any unhelpful patterns that are preventing you from living a more fulfilling life. Complete confidentiality within the ethical parameters of BACP is guaranteed.
I have worked professionally with both adults, children and young people in a private setting and within some of the leading Grammar schools in Northern Ireland as well as within Secondary and Integrated education.
My location for face to face counselling is located convenient to the Downpatrick/Newcastle/Crossgar/Ballynahinch areas and 45 minutes from Belfast.
As an accredited member of the BACP I adhere to their ethical guidelines. I hold professional insurance and have received enhanced clearance from Access NI to work with children and young people.
I am an integrative child/person centred Counsellor/Therapist. This means my counselling approach is tailored towards working with each individual and their unique set of needs.
I offer a safe and caring environment whereby you can explore emotions without fear of criticism or blame.
Client feedback has been that counselling has assisted them to gain insight and awareness into their situation which has allowed them to develop a new sense of hope and resilience and move towards a more fulfilled life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Degree in Counselling, MSc (University of Ulster)
B.A. (Queen’s University Belfast)
Advanced Diploma in Counselling (Queen’s University Belfast)
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Communication (University of Ulster)
Certificate in Cognitive Behavoiural Therapy
- Childhood Trauma
- Building Self Esteem
- Working With Self Harm
- Suicide Intervention
- Sexual Exploitation
- Anxiety and Panic Disorders
- Special Educational Needs
- Using Creative Methods
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 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
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
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Fee per session is £45.00
Reduced fees for counselling students.
When I work
Flexible appointments including evenings, Saturdays and Sundays.