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About me

Contact me on 07470371344

I am a fully qualified, Individual and Couples Therapist working  in the public and private sector, I am energetic and compassionate in my work. I view psychotherapy as a dynamic process, created between the two of us. Generally speaking, my approach to psychotherapy is to play an active part. I intervene, I reflect, I share theory, and I ask questions. I am passionate about what I do and feel strongly that although psychotherapy can be emotionally challenging at times, it can also be exhilarating and inspiring.

I am trained to work with a wide range of issues. I have a special interest in working with relationship issues - financial, communication, affairs, anger etc in addition to anxiety, stress, depression or helping you to sit back and reflect on your life direction.

I work within an Integrative Framework, and as such, tailor the work to the individual depending on what they bring to psychotherapy. My training background is Relational, Humanistic, CBT & Psychodynamic. My beliefs are: 1) People all have the same inherent worth; 2) that people can think for themselves, and therefore, are able to take responsibility for their decisions; and 3) that people can change. These fundamental beliefs result in a nonjudgmental approach, focused around empowering the individual to improve their lives as and how they see fit.

As well as working in private practice, I have or continue to work on behalf of Relate NI, Inspire (Bluestone), Lifeworks and Spectrum.

Psychosexual Counselling
I am currently training as a Psychosexual Therapist and I am available to work with clients in this capacity.

What Does A Psychosexual Therapist Do?
A Psychosexual Therapist helps people with sexual problems. Psychosexual Therapists are qualified counsellors, doctors or healthcare professionals who have done extra training in helping people with problems relating to sex.

Why Do People Attend Psychosexual Therapy (PST)?
Lots of people have a problem with sex at some point in their life. Some people can help themselves. For others, sexual problems can cause a lot of distress and unhappiness.

A Psychosexual Therapist can help people with various sexual problems, including:

lack of desire
difficulty having an orgasm
pain during sex or inability to have penetrative sex
difficulty getting or keeping an erection, premature ejaculation or other ejaculation problems
For more information, read about male sexual problems and female sexual problems.

Newry Counselling Centre is adapting a policy in keeping with current directions from the Health Authority on best practice during Covid-19

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

Currently completing a 2 year Tavistock London diploma in Psychosexual Therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

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.

BACP

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

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.

National Counselling Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

A Psychosexual Therapist can help people with various sexual problems, including:

lack of desire
difficulty having an orgasm
pain during sex or inability to have penetrative sex
difficulty getting or keeping an erection, premature ejaculation or other ejaculation problems
For more information, read about male sexual problems and female sexual problems.

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Fees

Additional information



  • £40 per session for individuals
  • £50 per session for couples
  • £50 per session for Psychosexual Therapy


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.

When I work

  • 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

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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