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About me

My approach to counselling is Integrative. This means I may use different approaches depending on my client as I believe not one approach fits all.  Providing a respectful, empathic and non - judgemental space where you will be able to explore your emotions, thoughts, feelings and actions. Together we shall look at making sense of your past, explore what is troubling you in the present moment and work towards securing a future you can look forward to and embrace.

Through our sessions, I aim to help you gain new insights and a clearer understanding of your thoughts, feelings, emotions and thought processes. 

I specifically work in a person centred way and the counselling I provide reflects this. My aim is for you to become the best version of yourself, and, to that end, I usually will not offer advice or tell you what to do, as I believe the expert in our relationship is you!

I am a registered member of BACP, fully insured and GDPR compliant.

Training, qualifications & experience

FD Degree in Integrative Counselling from the University of Ulster.

Health & Social care Diploma from the University of Ulster

Certificate in Counselling studies from the University of Ulster

I am currently employed as a Counsellor at MUSE Counselling & Wellbeing support service, Duke Street, L/Derry and also as an individual integrative Counsellor with RelateNI at Glengall StreetBelfast. Private individual counselling available face to face, online or telephone.

     * 2022 - Present : Individual             counsellor, RelateNI,                       Glengall Street, Belfast 

  • 2021 - Present : Integrative Counsellor with MUSE Counselling & Wellbeing Support Service, Derry.
  • 2019 - 2022 : Voluntary Counsellor at Bridge Street Medical Practice, Derry.
  • 2017 - 2019 : Voluntary Counsellor, Childline, Derry.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 for 1 hour

Concessions offered for:

  • Low income
  • OAP's
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Trainee Counsellors

I am keen that no-one should feel excluded from accessing therapy for financial reasons. So, to that end, I offer a limited number of low cost sessions to students, trainee Counsellors and low incomes including unemployment.

*Please enquire for more information*

Block bookings are also available: for example, 6 sessions for £200 paid, in full, at first session, (saving £40).

Therapy sessions are typically once a week and appointments are required to be booked in advance.

Sessions can be face to face, over the telephone or via Zoom with full GDPR regulations and confidentiality followed and adhered by at all times.

When I work

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Londonderry, Strabane, BT82

Muse Counselling & Wellbeing Support Service, 88 Duke Street, Waterside, Londonderry, BT47 6DQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

AccessNI check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

Zoom