Ric Wilton (MBACP
Specialism: Every counsellor has an individual focus and mine is to work with adults and young people of post-primary age. I have a particular empathy for those who have experienced childhood trauma and for those with a crushed sense of confidence and self-worth. I believe in all of my clients, that they are all deeply valuable and that recovery, peace and joy are achievable at any age.
Accessibility: Whilst my face-to-face counselling is based in Ballymena, I also offer online counselling sessions across Northern Ireland and GB via Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp. Online has worked well for teens and adults alike.
Professionalism: My training includes Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and Trauma Recovery. In addition, I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Life: Married with three teens and an always hungry retriever. A typical share of life's challenges yet love has always proven to be more powerful than fear.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training includes Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and Trauma Recovery. In addition, I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
- By Referral (ask your GP for a referral)
- Private Appointment (Session Costs: £40 per 50min session)
- Concessions for Student Counsellors.
8am to 8pm (Monday to Friday)
9am to 12noon (Saturday)
Experiences of low self-worth, fear, anxiety, grief, bullying, sadness, exclusion, anger, loss, depression, loneliness, abuse, separation, trauma, confusion, isolation and shame are sadly very common; however your story is completely unique - just like you. Your counselling journey will be personal to you.