I am an experienced, warm and approachable BACP registered counsellor and I am currently offering sessions online. After being in London for 10 years, I have recently relocated to Belfast and love working with clients from both places that feel like home to me.
Seeking counselling can be a daunting process and you may be wondering what to expect. When working with clients, I focus on building a connection and relationship that can help bring about positive changes and personal growth. I work as an integrative therapist which means that I tailor my approach to each individual and to their unique situation. This allows me to create a way of working that is appropriate and helpful for each client in getting to where they want to be at the conclusion of therapy. I am also trained in integrating coaching with counselling, which means that I can use approaches and techniques that support clients who wish to make positive changes in their life as a result of the work we do together.
My work with previous clients includes working with issues around identity, anxiety, depression, career change, bereavement, child loss/separation, abuse (domestic, sexual and emotional), parenting, family and relationship breakdown. See the section below for a more extensive list of areas of counselling I deal with. I also have experience of working with clients in a variety of settings such as prison, charities and privately.
Alongside private therapeutic work I work for as a counsellor for a Mental Health charity in Belfast.
I know it can be hard to choose a counsellor, so to make it easier for you, I am happy to offer you a no-obligation 15 minute call. Following this, I offer an initial consultation (50 minutes) which acts as a 'getting to know you' session and enables you to work out whether therapy with me will be the right fit for you.
If you would like to know more please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07838304378.
Training, qualifications & experience
PgDip Integrative Counselling and Coaching (University of East London, BACP)
BA Hons Children and Family work (1st Class Hons, Oasis College)
Certificate in Trauma Informed practice
Circle of Security Parenting Course facilitation training
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £80.00
Sessions are charged between £45-80.00, operating on a sliding scale, based on household income to ensure that services are accessible and inclusive.
Students and those earning under £15K - £45.00
Under £25K - £50.00
Under £40K - £55.00
Under £60K - £60.00
Under £80K - £65.00
Under £150K - £70.00
Over £150K - £80.00
Further concessions will occasionally be available; please email email@example.com for more information.
I am only offering online sessions at the moment. I have availability on Tuesdays and Fridays during the morning and afternoon. I have some 5pm slots available on other weekdays.
If you would like to know more please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07838304378. Following any initial questions you have you will be asked to fill in a referral form.
On completion of this, you will be offered an initial consultation which acts as a 'getting to know you' session, and enables you to work out whether working together is a good therapist match for you. The initial consultation doesn't 'lock you in', but helps to decide whether to commit to a longer term process.