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). 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 14 and above. 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

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

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: £30 - £40 (50 minute session)
Concessions apply for low waged

Online banking / Cash / Cheque / Card / PayPal

Further information

56 University Street
Belfast
BT7 1HB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Sarah Ross

Sarah Ross