Philomena McGroarty

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Londonderry, County Londonderry, BT48
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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:

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)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


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.

When I work

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

Londonderry, County Londonderry, BT48

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Sessions are also available via zoom.

Philomena McGroarty
Philomena McGroarty