336 Lisburn Road
I have over 10 years' experience working with adults who are struggling to manage addiction - alcohol, prescribed medication, illicit medication, gambling, sex, food. I have worked for Addiction NI since 2010.
Whilst I specialise in addiction, I also work with depression, anxiety, loneliness, sexual abuse, suicide, self harm, physical abuse, bereavement, trauma, PTSD, grief, loss, stress, fear, self-loathing, illness, family dysfunction, ADHD, relationships, sexuality, domestic violence, disability, elderly, life-changing illness.
When we feel listened to and are in a safe space, we are more likely to be able to talk about what’s on our mind. Issues can be recent, short-term, long-term, ongoing or lifelong.
Our sessions are tailored to your needs. The first session is used to assess what you might like to get out of counselling. I work integratively, which means that I draw upon several different approaches and tailor them to your needs.
I am happy to offer you an initial free half hour consultation to talk about whether I can support you further to bring about the change in your life that you would like for yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling Studies·
- Certificate in Complex Trauma and Childhood Sexual Abuse
- PTSD & Substance Misuse
- Trauma & Addiction
I am a registered Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
I also do ongoing professional development. Since 2009, I have attended lectures and completed short courses and workshops in a range of associated topics. These include:
Teenage Substance Use and Misuse in Northern Ireland
ASIST and Mental Health First Aid
Trauma Recourse and Recovery
Transition from Conflict
Motivational Interviewing – Intermediate & Advanced
The Art of Mindfulness
Traumatic Stress, Alcohol and Drugs
The Impact of Family & Alcohol Abuse on Self-Harm
Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health
LGBT Awareness Training
Working with Marginalised Groups
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday-Thursday 5.30pm-9.00pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|