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DCounsPsych, MBACP
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st September 2022

About me

I am committed to helping brave adults and precious young people (Teens & Preteens) to understand and gain freedom from anxiety and depression. Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression are commonly bi-products of our life story and I have a particular empathy for those who have experienced a rough and traumatic journey in life. A journey that has in some way crushed our felt sense of inner safety, self-worth, confidence and hope. I have yet to meet a client who's symptoms weren't explainable by their life events.

I believe in all of my clients. That they are all deeply valuable and it is a complete privilege to be part of their journey towards increased freedom and hope.

Face-to-face counselling is based in Ballymena and I offer online sessions across Northern Ireland via Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp. Online has worked well for teens and adults alike.

My training includes Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and Trauma Recovery. In addition, I am a registered member of the BACP.

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).

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with



£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Private Appointment (Session Costs: £40 per 50min session)

When I work

10am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Further information

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.

Room Within Ballee Pharmacy, Unit 8, 20 Antrim Road, Ballymena, BT42 2BJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

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.