Rikki Keag

Rikki Keag

Railway Street
BT28 1XP


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About me

I offer a variety of Counselling, Coaching and Wellbeing interventions, on both a one-to-one and group training/workshop basis. Typically Counselling is distinguished from Coaching as being more focused on the alleviation of distress within the individual, whilst coaching is more often seen as being about enhancing performance or one's life experience, rather than treating dysfunction.

The boundaries between Counselling and Coaching are breaking down and the two disciplines are beginning to integrate their approaches because, in practice, they rely heavily on similar skills and overlap to a large extent. In my actual work with individuals I am accordingly less concerned with whether the label attached to the intervention is called 'coaching' or 'counselling', and supporting clients to make the constructive, practical changes which will enhance their lives.

You can waste so much of your life and potential by not seeking support and help that you might believe, at odd moments, you actually have several lives available to you instead of only one - but you don't! So please don't waste any more time and act now by getting in touch with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training and approach:
The overall aim of my counselling is to provide an opportunity for the individual to work towards living in a more satisfying, resourceful and meaningful way. I have been trained as an integrative counsellor - this means that I see each client as being a unique individual, living in and coping with, a unique situation, and I draw upon a range of therapies including Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic-Existential Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, in order to select what will best help, and work, for each client.

My counselling:
- is based on mutual respect, mutual trust and freedom of expression
- is underpinned by the premise that we are all fallible/imperfect people
- is individually tailored to each person's requirements
- seeks to promote insight and self-awareness
- promotes developing new strategies for living

My Qualifications include:
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Foundation Degree in Counselling (Passed with Distinction)
Certificate in Coaching
Certificate in Performance Coaching
Certificate in Stress Management
Diploma in Marketing
Diploma in Management Accounting
National Open College Network Level 3: Developing Student Study Skills
Certificate in Swedish Massage
Certificate in Sports Massage

Continuing Professional Development includes:
Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Preventing Suicides through Education
Mental health First Aid Certificate

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£35 per session (50 minutes). Discounted rate available of £25 for counselling trainees/students undergoing personal therapy as part of their training, as well as for the unwaged

Further information

Academic Awards and Membership of Professional Bodies:
Arthur Andersen Award for first place in my Finals, and awarded Wilforge Foundation Scholarship to study for MBA. I was a Founding Member of the Association for Coaching (AC) and I am an Individual Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

Published articles include:

Coaches keep firms ahead of the game

The bandwagon of coaching culture is rapidly coming this way

Employers should take issue of stress seriously

Secrets of interview success

Think carefully before you decide to 'find a career'

Doing more work is best way to beat 'thief of time'

Persisting at not persisting creates more problems

Engaging in 'people pleasing' behaviour could turn you into a Norman No-Mates

Act now to take the first steps towards achieving the changes you want in life


Instructor in Yang style Tai Chi Chuan, meditation and mindfulness; played tennis for Ulster and capped 67 times for Ireland at badminton, and also represented NI in two Commonwealth Games

Maps & Directions

Lisburn, BT28 1XP

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified