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About me

As your counsellor, I will provide you with a confidential professional service based on my helping you to discuss whatever your concerns may be in an atmosphere of acceptance, warmth and safety. As your counsellor, I will discuss with you whatever has brought you to counselling reflecting to you what I see and hear from you and supporting you to find a resolution to your concerns. I will not tell you what to do nor am I here to give you advice. My aim is to help you to find your own way to your own resolution of the problems that led you to seek counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working with people affected by bereavement, depression and anxiety, alcohol and substance misuse, with new parents and with carers of older people and of people with disabilities and long term conditions. I have a DipHE in Counselling and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations


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

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


£40.00 per session

Additional information

I am at present able only to offer a service on Sunday mornings.

I offer an introductory 30 minute session for £20.00. 

A full 50 minute session of counselling with me is £40.00. This is a standard and nonvariable fee payable on attendance in cash or by direct transfer to my bank.

Further information

I am at present offering a limited number of sessions weekly on Sunday mornings. I am an integrative counsellor which means that I will work with you to agree the best way for our sessions to help you to address whatever is concerning you. 

Elmwood House, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, Antrim, BT9 6AZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults