Roisin McKernan

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BSc (Hons) PgDip MBACP
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Dungannon, BT71 4AA
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About me

I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with a wealth of experience (over 21 years within the healthcare sector). With me, you can expect a warm, caring and compassionate approach. I will truly listen with empathy and understanding and without judgment. My priority is to build a trusting relationship with you to allow you to you feel relaxed and safe, in a place where you can explore your issues at your own pace. Everyone has the ability within themselves to find a sense of well-being, and with my support and expertise, you can do that. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Social Psychology, a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) in Occupational Therapy and a level 6 diploma (degree level) in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

I work with both adults and post primary school children/adolescents, having the relevant and up to date safeguarding training to do so. My experience includes working with issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, abuse, trauma (including issues from childhood), bereavement, low confidence/low self esteem, relationship/family issues, among others.

I am trained in using a range of different approaches, including psychodynamic therapy, person centred therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am an integrative therapist and tailor my approach to meet each client’s individual, specific needs. Throughout the therapy process, I work in an adaptive way to ensure my client’s wishes, needs and goals are met.

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

Further information

My premises is discreetly yet conveniently situated opposite the entrance to South Tyrone Hospital in Dungannon. I offer sessions during standard working hours, evenings and weekends as required.  

I offer a short consultation (approx 15mins) prior to making any appointment, free of charge. I fully appreciate that finding the right therapist for you can be difficult, but this is vital in order to maximise the possibility and effectiveness of therapeutic change for you. This consultation will hopefully help you with this decision. 

Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, take that step and get in touch with me today. 

Acorn Therapies NI, 31A Carland Road, Dungannon, BT71 4AA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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