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About me and my therapy practice
As a counselling psychotherapist I am committed to offering a confidential service which places you and your unique needs at the centre of my approach. I have a broad range of knowledge and experience having worked as a therapist in a variety of settings including specialist work with children & adolescents, as well as working with adults in a broad spectrum of issues.
I am accredited and registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and will adhere to their ethical guidelines & framework for good practice.
I completed my initial training at Queens University in Belfast in Person Centred counselling and psychotherapy. Further training has involved working with post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma and addictions, play therapy, adolescent counselling, anger management, relationship/couple counselling and working with eating disorders.
Counselling offers you an opportunity to talk freely about any issues you may be experiencing. You will be offered a confidential space to explore difficult emotions without judgment or advice.
As your counsellor I will facilitate your personal development and understanding of why you are feeling what you are feeling. Offering you support, while you adapt to life’s changes.
The aim of my approach is to support you to grow on a personal level while exploring and cultivating better coping strategies and developing positive choices, which can enhance your personal and mental well-beings well as your relationships with others.
Your first session will be an 'assessment', a 'taster session', a 'consultation' or an 'intake session', but these generally involve the same thing. In this session we might discuss, back ground information and the presenting issue which has brought you to counselling. One-to-one sessions typically last between 50 minutes, It's common for sessions to be held once a week, but you might also agree to see your therapist more or less often than this. Confidentiality is an important part of building trust . However, there are some exceptions to this, which allow the therapist to work responsibly. Sometimes therapy sessions can bring up feelings that are difficult to cope with, and you might feel nervous about going back. If you feel like this we can discuss your initial feelings openly.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling