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Shannon Parr PG.Dip.CBT, MBACP(Reg) @ Silver Linings CBT

About me

Do you experience low mood? Do you feel anxious? Do you avoid certain places or things? Or do you just need someone to talk to? Silver Linings CBT can help!

Welcome to Silver Linings CBT!

Linings CBT is private counselling clinic specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I established Silver Linings CBT in 2015 having gainined a BSc in Psychology at Queens University and completing a 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the prestigious BCTC.

Clients can now avail of CBT from the choice of two locations either Newry- The Newry Clinic or Rostrevor (Home address).

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Understandably many people still appear confused by the term ''Cognitive Behavioural Therapy'. CBT is a relatively short term talking therapy that focuses on changing negative thought processes and negative patterns of behaviour in order to help clients feel better both emotionally and physically.
CBT is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to treat Depression and Anxiety Disorders.

CBT helps individuals who are currently overwhelmed by different life stressors which are impacting the quality of their life. It can help reduce distress and decrease unpleasant symptoms experienced by acquiring new coping skills and resources.

What to expect at Silver Linings CBT?

Making the decision to enter into therapy takes a lot of courage so its understandable for you to be nervous but don't let this put you off making that step in the right direction. At Silver Linings CBT I aim to provide a safe, caring and non- judgemental environment.

Our first session is mainly an assessment, we will discuss your current difficulties and any symptoms you are experiencing. We will then set goals for us to work towards and achieve to help you begin to feel better both emotionally and physically.

At the start of therapy I recommend that we will meet on a weekly basis and as you progress and achieve your goals we can begin spacing the sessions out when you feel ready to do so.

‘Every cloud has a silver lining’ book an appointment today with Silver Linings CBT to finds yours!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Bsc in Psychology Queens University Belfast 2012
  • Certificate in Cognitive Theory and Methods; Belfast Cognitive Therapy Centre 2012
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; Belfast Cognitive Therapy Centre 2014
  • ASSIST Suicide Intervention Training 2015
  • Paddy Brosnan- Mindfulness Workshop 2016
  • International Trauma Recovery workshop 27th & 28th June 2018
  • November 2018 IABCP - "Difficult to treat Depression: An integrated Approach"
  • January 2019: "Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks"

Member organisations


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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies


Newry Clinic:

One to One Session (60 mins) - £55


One to one Session (60 mins)- £45

Newry Clinic
Windsor Avenue
BT34 1EG

County Down
BT34 3BY

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults


Shannon Parr PG.Dip.CBT, MBACP(Reg) @ Silver Linings CBT

Shannon Parr PG.Dip.CBT, MBACP(Reg) @ Silver Linings CBT