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Hons Psych. Dip Adv CBT. Dip Supervision. Dip Couns. MBACP.

About me

Your individual life story and whatever brings you to seek support will be met with understanding and compassion. As every individual is unique, I am able to be flexible and creative in the way I work, tailoring your therapy to suit your individual needs and preferences.

My approach is to provide a warm, confidential, and accepting space to walk alongside you in your journey to explore the difficulties you are facing. As well as to reflect on your thoughts and feelings, to help gain new insight and find ways to move forward to a better sense of wellbeing.

I have had the privilege of working with clients with many different backgrounds, complexities, and issues and appreciate life is never smooth. Taking the first step to seek help is not a weakness, but a strength and a gateway to relieving personal difficulties past or present that affect everyday life.

I offer short term work which has a focus on present issues and long-term work for those troubled by past trauma and childhood issues. The opportunity to talk openly about past trauma and childhood issues can be a relief with the support of the therapeutic relationship and is the foundation to change.      

What is the next step?

If you feel counselling may be the next step, you are welcome to contact me by telephone or email to arrange an initial assessment.  

For counsellors looking for Supervision

I can provide individual or group supervision. Please contact me by phone or email to discuss.   

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 20 years’ experience working alongside young people and adults with various learning or educational needs. Including, 15 years as a foster carer and working with young people who have experienced social care.  

I completed my BSc Honours in Psychology and went on to study a diploma in Integrative Counselling (Person-centred & Psychodynamic) and an advance diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills & Theory. I have also completed a diploma in counselling supervision for individuals and groups.

Since becoming a qualified counsellor I have regularly developed my professional development in specialist areas such as sexual abuse, self-harm and pregnancy crisis.  

I have a range of experience working with individuals that have either experienced trauma or relationship difficulties as well as infertility. Including, Couple Relationship Counselling that can explore communication, intimacy, conflict, and trust.  

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice which ensures the best interests of the client.  

Member organisations

BACP

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Children and young people facing short and long periods of hospitalisation or family support
  • Fostering 
  • Parenting 
  • Pregnancy crisis

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Individual and relational/couple counselling session last for 50 minutes.   

£40 per individual session and couple counselling £50 

£35 Students

Supervision for counsellors £60 per session (90 mins)

Type of session

In person

Online via zoom

When I work

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Further information

Accessibility 

Wheelchair user access and parking is available at the front of the premises.

Availability 

Daytime and early evenings

Types of client

  • Adults
  • Relational or couple counselling 
  • Young people
  • Students
  • Supervisee’s
  • Group supervision

Newtownards, Co Down, BT23

Type of session

In person

Supervision

In person
Online

I offer both qualified and trainee counsellors face to face or online supervision.

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