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Counselling/Psychotherapy - Personal Development - Supervision for Individuals and Groups.

I have been in Private Practice now for fifteen years. Over that period of time, I have worked with many issues, challenges, concerns and traumas faced by clients. My initial contact with clients is always a significant step for both of us. It is a place where I try to enable clients to sense a connection that is secure and confidential. Together we will consider the issues they are facing, how it is impacting on their lives, and how they are struggling to manage. From there, we will explore how we might like to work together, as we commence the journey of therapy.

This is then a place for me to reflect on the client's presentation, to consider, via my training, qualifications and experience, how and what might be most effective and beneficial for them, and how to tailor all of that, to meet their needs.

I am also a Supervisor, accredited with BACP. Under the umbrella of my private practice, I work with Counsellors and Others who work within the Caring Professions.

The discreet location of where I hold my Private Practice, is in a very quiet area, where there is little or no traffic. Car Parking is free directly outside the door, and it is also easily accessed via Public Transport.

For further details, I would invite you to visit my website: www.individuality.org.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Basic and Advanced BACP Accredited Training - Diploma in Counselling;
  • Basic and Advanced - Solution Focus Brief Therapy;
  • Certificate in Addiction Studies;
  • NOCN - Children Matter Certificate - Skills based training for woking with children and young people;
  • TIRA - (Traumatic Incident Reduction) - a specialised therapy for working with all degrees of trauma;
  • Cascade - Diploma in Supervision for Individuals and Groups

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.


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.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45.00 per hour

(Reduced Rates are occasionally Available)

In view of the implications of Covid, where appropriate, I am currently offering my sessions at a very reduced rate.


I can currently take on new clients. At present there are some evening appointments available.

County Londonderry

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Sessions are also available via zoom.

Philomena McGroarty

Philomena McGroarty