Stephanie Connolly FdSc Integrative Counselling with CBT MBACP (reg) MNCS (Acc)

Stephanie Connolly FdSc Integrative Counselling with CBT MBACP (reg) MNCS (Acc)



07517 921426

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About me

Hi, My name is Stephanie and Welcome to my Counselling Directory Profile page.

I am an experienced Counsellor that offers Confidential Counselling to individuals in a relaxed non-judgemental safe environment. I have a foundation degree in Counselling from University of Ulster and qualifications in Brief Solution Focused therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

I work from an Integrative perspective which combines different approaches such as, Person-Centred, CBT, Psychodynamic, BSFT and so forth. These approaches are tailored to fit the individual, their difficulties and their personality, so therefore is tailored to the individual client.

I have a wealth of experience in the field of mental health which would include issues such as, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, confidence issues, low self esteem, postnatal depression, grief and loss, abuse, family issues, addiction, alcohol and drugs, suicide and self harm.

I am a registered member of BACP and an accredited member of NCS. I abide by their ethical framework and the data protection act 1998. Full details of these are available on their website My accreditation and registration status can also be verified by checking their online register of approved therapists.

I believe healing begins by experiencing unconditional acceptance and understanding and this can begin in a Counselling relationship. Therapy allows you the space needed to truly explore your thoughts and feelings in a way that is meaningful to you and for you to share your story in a safe space where "you can be true to yourself"

Life can become overwhelming and at times complicated, whilst we can't undo the hurt and pain from the past, we can look at the obstacles and challenges that are preventing you from moving forward and reaching your full potential. It is my goal to work together to help you explore who you are and to help you find the solutions to your difficulties which in turn will help you on your journey of experiencing a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Trauma and the body

Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Certificate in Brief Solution Focused Therapy

Foundation Degree in Counselling at University of Ulster

BA (Hon) Sociology at Queens University Belfast

Diploma in Humanties

MBACP registered

Accredited with (NCS) National Counselling Society

I regularly attend training to keep up to date with safe and best practice:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Child and Vulnerable Adult protection training
  • Suicide and Self Harm Risk Assessing
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Training)
  • Working with Domestic Violence and Sexual violence
  • Dual Diagnosis (Addiction and Mental Health)
  • The Intoxicated Client (Keeping them Safe)
  • LGBT awareness
  • Working with marginalised groups
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Training in Substance Use Awareness
  • Effects of Drugs and Alcohol and safe injecting
  • homelessness and basic life support management
  • Clinical note taking (legal consultation)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£40 Counselling/Therapy Session (50 mins)

£220 for block of 6 x 50 minute sessions

Reduced rate for Student Counsellor's Personal Therapy

Further information

Please email, phone or text if you would like any further information or to arrange an appointment.

Maps & Directions

Ballymena, BT42
Antrim, BT41

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available Day times and weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults