Terry Shevlin, MSc Counselling, Certified Psychotherapist, Senior accred BACP
Covid 19 - Corona virus and Newday- update as from 10th October 2020
Client safety and Coronavirus arrangements:
I have undertaken a review of the current information available ref the Coronavirus situation in my area and have consulted the relevant guidance from my professional body. I have concluded that for me the health risk of ‘face to face’’, as well as the measures that would be needed to deep clean between clients outweighs the benefits, and as such I intend to continue to provide high quality ‘on line’ therapy by ‘zoom’ or equivalent platform.
I will continue to review this dynamically as the situation changes.
As I have been very experienced delivering 'on line' therapy and supervision for some years now (in addition to my 'face to face' practice) I know that it is very effective.
Terry Shevlin at 'Newday Counselling Service' has been established since 2007 in the Ballymena area providing professional counselling/supervision and training services.
Why consider Terry at Newday?
REPUTATION - Terry has the experience of providing many thousands of hours counselling/psychotherapy to clients, with significant numbers of new clients coming from a 'word of mouth' reference.
QUALIFICATIONS - Terry is very highly qualified in his field, both academically, with a Masters degree in Counselling, and practically, with a range of diplomas and other quality courses/studies in this field. He was a former tutor/trainer in counselling and supervision training, equipping new counsellors to see clients.
Since 2012 Terry has embarked on a 5 year programme of post graduate training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Having been awarded the title of 'Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist' distinguishes Terry as an advanced practitioner, and an expert in integrating Sensorimotor Psychotherapy into clinical practice. Terry is also trained in Internal Family Systems therapy (levels 1-3) and is working towards certification in that modality.
For more information, contact Terry, to discuss your needs.
You can also find out more about the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute on their website at:
Information on Internal Family Systems can be found at:
Training, qualifications & experience
Internal Family Systems level 1 training- Sheffield 2019/20
Internal Family Systems level 2 training - Poland October 2020
Internal Family Systems level 3 training - Portugal December 2021
Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist- Level 3 'Advanced Skills' - Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (Dublin 2015- Jan 2017).
Level 2 Emotional processing and Attachment Repair - Sensorimotor Psychotherapist Institute (Dublin 2013-2014)
Level 1 Trauma - Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute - (Belfast 2012-2013)
Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor and Supervisor of 'groups' and 'individuals'.
MSc in Counselling and Therapeutic communication (University of Ulster)
BSc Hons (Portsmouth University)
Dip Counselling CPCAB
Dip Supervision CPCAB
Dip Stress Management
Pt 1 and 2 specialist trauma training - EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The areas or issues I work with are not limited to what is ticked in this site, as the methodology of therapy I offer does not favour diagnostic 'labels' and instead aims to treat every person as the unique human being they are whose inner worlds are just trying to make the best of very difficult situations, so please contact me if you have any doubt as to whether I may be of assistance to you.
Psychotherapy/Counselling £45 per 50 minute session.
Couples work £50 per 1 hour session.
Supervision £50 per 1 hour session. (concession for regular monthly 1 1/2 hour sessions)
''Supervision of Supervision'' £50 per hour.
Training and other bespoke supervision/consultation negotiable.
Monday-Thursday's 9am- 6.30pm (last session start 5.15pm)
How do I handle your personal information (General Data Protection Regulation)
General Data Protection Regulation
Newday Counselling Services
1. Terry Shevlin is the Data Controller and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office.
Data is held in the following format by me in respect to clients’:
a. Electronically on my ‘I’diary. This is only the name and/or email address of a client only for booking sessions and consulations, and it’s not linked to any other information.
b. Mobile and/or landline numbers for the purposes of contact.
c. Email addresses for the purposes of contact.
d. Hand written details of address/G.P. address for the purpose of contact in an emergency or to send out agreed information by post.
Legal basis for holding information
I hold information for 2 of the possible 6 lawful basis cited by GDPR:
Consent– ie with your express written agreement
Legitimate interest– for the reasons below-
ü Hand written ‘process notes’ of our sessions to remind me of themes and interventions that we used in session. This is aimed to provide the best therapy possibly.
ü Your name for phone/calendar / email to enable appointments scheduling/cancellations and other contact that ensures you receive the best service.
I will only share information with someone else about you under circumstances as outlined in the confidentially part of our working agreement (e.g. immediate risk of substantial harm to self or others; or under a legal requirement, e.g. terrorism, drug money laundering; or via court order for disclosure)
I will destroy process notes and details after 7 years by incineration. This is deemed to be a reasonable period by my professional body BACP, and allows for continuity of client returning for further therapy and/or issues arising from therapy ie legal proceedings.
Under data protection law, i.e. you have the right-
· to access a copy and explanation of their personal data
· to request correction or erasure, in certain circumstances
· to request limiting or ceasing data processing, where applicable
· to compensation for substantial damage or distress caused by data processing, where applicable ( ie where data is inappropriately/carelessly shared to others without your knowledge.