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About me

My areas of speciality are anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement.

I am an experienced telephone counselling and also see client face to face.  I provide these services from my home working in a relaxed private environment working with people from all backgrounds, this is by appointment only service; a place where there is calmness and safety, where the client can talk about issues and know they are not being judged.

My reason for becoming a counsellor, a few years ago I was the client, "talking" to someone helped me to understand the issues I was experiencing and to see things in a different light, this gave me the passion to help others.

I studied a Higher National Diploma in Integrative Counselling, I work from a person centred basis, but work according to client needs. Since starting my counselling career I have worked in GP surgeries and with Cruse Bereavement Care.

I believe for the counselling process to work, the key is the relationship between the client and the counsellor, it is important to build a trusting relationship, to ensure this happens I use the Rogerian core conditions of respect, empathy and prizing.

I am aware of policies and procedures regarding equal opportunitie, child protection, risk assessment and of confidentiality. I regularly attend professional development courses on issues to enhance my professional practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Higher National Diploma in Integrative Counselling
OCR certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB level 5 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate
ABC Cruse Bereavement Counselling
Addressing Issues of Anxiety
Sudden and Traumatic Death

Addressing Suicided in Mental Health Services
Telephone Counselling
Anger Management Course
Workshop on Target Mood - Specific Skills Using Mind Over Mood 2
Workshop Working with Trauma

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).

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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

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Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

one to one counselling £35 for 50 mins counselling hour
concessionary rates available

telephone counselling £25 per counselling hour of 50 mins.

When I work

I will be unavailable until beginning of April 2022 

Further information

Attending courses in Mental Health Issues and a further courses in Trauma

Ballymena, Antrim, BT42

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples