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PJ Toal MBACP & MNCS (Accred)

Newry BT35 & Portadown BT63 07470 371344 07470 371344 Registered / Accredited
Newry BT35 & Portadown BT63
07470 371344 07470 371344

About me

Covid-19

North  East Counselling is adapting a policy in keeping with current directions from the Health Authority on best practice. Options available are Hygenic-Gel, hand washing and online counselling for current and new clients.

As an integrative Counsellor I draw on elements of different perspectives and provide a unique therapy which can be adapted to suit a client's needs. I use the insights and techniques of Humanistic Counselling, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and work towards a new and happier sense of self. Below is a very brief description of the approaches I use in my practice which you may find present in our therapy sessions together. These approaches build a strong foundation for our therapeutic relationship to grow in a safe and supporting environment.

By integrating Jacob's and Egan’s counselling Models as a framework, I am able to integrate different theories and approaches as required by my individual clients. Humanistic Counselling offers a non-judgemental relationship between the therapist and client; this enables the client to explore what they need and want in the ‘here and now,’ and how they can reach this goal.

Psychodynamic Therapy focuses on unconscious thought processes which manifest themselves in a client's behaviour. The approach seeks to increase a client's self-awareness and understanding of how the past has influenced present thoughts and behaviours, by exploring their unconscious patterns. Clients are encouraged to explore unresolved issues and conflicts, and to talk about important people and relationships in their life. By using this approach I offer a safe holding and containing environment in which I aim to build trust and autonomy.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) works on exploring how negative thoughts and feelings can affect our behaviour and how different aspects of these can be changed to resolve a particular problem or issue. CBT can help you make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts. In CBT, problems are broken down into five main areas:

  • situations
  • thoughts
  • emotions
  • physical feelings
  • actions

CBT is based on the concept of these five areas being interconnected and affecting each other. For example, your thoughts about a certain situation can often affect how you feel both physically and emotionally, as well as how you act in response.

As I work full time in my private practice I can offer a full range of appointment times including evening appointments. Appointments are available for individuals and couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

- Degree in Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in CBT
- Mindfulness Training
- ASIST Training
- Working with Self Harm
- BACP Working with Addiction
- Cruse Bereavement Training
- Understanding Eating Disorders
- Ethics Masterclass
- Introduction to Psychodrama Psychotherapy and Action Methods
- Relate NI - Diploma in Relationship Counselling

- Raising Awareness in Couple Relationships affected by Asperger Syndrome

- Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

- Trauma Training

- Foundation Module – Children Young People & Families

- Play Therapy

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

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.

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees


  • £40 per session for individuals
  • £45 per session for couples


Our first session, the assessment session is a chance for both the client and I to assess the situation and to develop a way to work together.

Further information

I am available to see clients in my private practice in Newry.

Just give me a call/text/email and we can discuss a time for an initial consultation.

Ballybot House
Corn Market
Newry
Down
BT35 8BG

Portadown
Armagh
BT63

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Availability

  • Just give me a call/text/email and we can discuss a location and time for initial 50 minute consultation. Available for calls/texts/emails Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm & Fri/Sat 9am-3pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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