Tara Aughey

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B.Sc.(Hons.) P.Dip. MBACP
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Portadown BT63 & Craigavon BT63
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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, IACP and ACC and I have a B.Sc. (Hons.) and P.Dip in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I have also completed a P.Dip (CPCAB) in Life Coaching and am also a member of the BACP for coaching. I am a certified Scrum Master and bring years of experience in the executive world to the table.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome


£40.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

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 out 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 £25-£40.
  • Skype sessions are also available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Sessions last approximately 50 minutes.

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

Portadown, Armagh, BT63

Craigavon, County Armagh, BT63

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Tara Aughey
Tara Aughey