Sarah Ross

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Belfast, BT7 1HB
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor (Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy from PCI Dublin) with experience of delivering counselling within a GP setting and also within the voluntary and community sector (including Action Mental Health NewLife Counselling & Relate). I have experience of working with a diverse range of areas including anxiety, stress, depression and low mood, bereavement (including suicide), caring responsibilities, confidence issues, relationship issues, unresolved trauma, bullying, abuse, obsessional compulsive behaviours and perfectionism. I also work in the field of addiction, including the provision of therapeutic support to Dunlewey Addiction Services clients.

My integrative approach enables me to offer both short term targeted counselling and longer term in-depth counselling depending upon my client’s requirements. I draw upon a range of modalities and a broad base of techniques supporting my flexible approach in response to clients' individual needs. I am a full BACP member and adhere to it's professional standards.

I currently provide sessions to individual clients aged 13 and above, as well as couples. If you are interested in exploring counselling as a means to address a recent or life long issue/challenge I would be pleased to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology (Queens University Belfast)
  • Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy (PCI College Dublin)
  • OCN Level 2 Mentoring Care Experienced Young People

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


£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a 30 minute complimentary initial consultation session. This provides the opportunity to discuss your needs and if counselling would be useful.

Counselling sessions: £40 individuals and £50 couples (50 minute session)
Concessions apply for low waged

Online banking / Cash / Cheque / Card / PayPal

Further information

48 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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