BSc (Hons), Dip Counselling, MBACP, NCS Accred
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Counselling provides an opportunity for you to be heard in a safe and confidential environment. Together we can explore your thoughts and feelings around present day challenges or events in your past and this in turn can lead to a better understanding of the issues and how they are affecting you. The process can assist in bringing about a shift in our perspective, an alternative to our often life-long patterns of behaviour.
Every journey begins with just one step and your search for support has brought you into this directory. I understand that lifting the phone can be difficult but you've made it this far and I will be only too happy to answer any questions you might have about the process. If I am engaged or otherwise unable to take your call, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I can offer sessions in either Holywood or Donaghadee, both being peaceful, safe and non-judgemental settings where we will work at your pace. Remote sessions eg via Zoom, are also possible. Remember this is your process, and we will work collaboratively and with regular reviews to ensure that the process is working as well as possible for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (hons), Dip. Counselling, MBACP (membership number 258172)
- Bereavement counselling (Cruse)
- Relationship counselling (Relate)
- NCS Accredited member
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
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
Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £40