Tara Aughey B.Sc.(Hons.) P.Dip. MBACP

Tara Aughey B.Sc.(Hons.) P.Dip. MBACP

About me

Unsure about the future or tortured by memories of the past? Are you questioning if your habits and behaviours are really helping or hindering you? Do you wonder if a relationship or friendship is healthy or good for you? Do you automatically blame yourself for problems in your relationships? Do you feel vaguely unhappy or low sometimes and aren’t sure why? Do you find yourself saying yes when you really want to say no? Do the demands of life overwhelm you and leave you feeling anxious and unable to switch off?  Do you feel that things may never change or that you can never change?

Life throws us some curve balls that we didn’t see coming and we certainly didn’t ask for.  I can certainly testify to that one in my own life.  Sometimes it’s due to our own choices, sometimes it’s due to the consequences of other people’s actions.  These experiences shape us, sometimes we are resilient and bounce back quickly, but what about those times when we just can’t? When we’ve been living on auto-pilot or in survival mode for so long that we just don’t have anything else left in the tank? That’s when we need to get some space and accept a helping hand to help us get our head around things.

I’m here to tell you that we have a choice. We may not have chosen our experiences but we can choose to ask for help.  Whether you’ve been through the mill in a bad relationship, lost a loved one, or maybe you’re trying to work your way through some life-changing events, pain is pain.  It’s not about comparison with anybody else, when you experience hurt it’s real and it’s valid and you deserve to give yourself a chance to heal.

I seek to maximise the full potential of the counselling/coaching experience for you, therefore there may be times when therapy or coaching may require the completion of some tasks in between sessions.

“Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end...because in the end, it shows you a whole new world !!" Manoj Arora

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the BACP and I have a B.Sc. (Hons.) and P.Dip in Counselling and Psychotherapy completed at PCI College.  I am currently working towards completing my P.Dip (CPCAB) in Life Coaching.

Having walked out my own journey, I empathise with those who are hurting.  I love to see people develop resilience and break down strongholds in their lives and in their thinking.  I specialise in working with those who have suffered psychological abuse from a partner, family member or even a friend.  Having completed significant research on the topic of narcissism and narcissistic abuse for my university thesis, I am particularly skilled at working with victims of narcissistic abuse.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome


An initial discovery session allows both you, the client and myself to reflect on how therapy or coaching can help you. This also provides you with the opportunity to find out more about what you can expect from the therapy/coaching and discuss what you want to get our of it. If you are happy to continue, we can set up regular sessions on a weekly or two-weekly basis.

Fees are negotiable depending on the individual's circumstances.  Typical rates range between £20-£40.

Skype sessions are also available.

Further information

Sessions last approximately 50 minutes.

Call me, e-mail me or send me a private Facebook message (@ Tara Aughey Counselling & Psychotherapy) to ask me any questions or to arrange a consultation.

Maps & Directions

Portadown, BT63

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


Mon-Fri 09:00 - 21:00 Sat 10:00 - 15:00

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme