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About me and my therapy practice
I am an integrative counsellor, drawing on techniques from Humanistic, Person-centred and psychodynamic theories and techniques.
I believe that people shouldn’t have to deal with their problems on their own and that is my main motivation for being a counsellor.
The client and their needs is always at the centre of my work, and I will work with clients to find their own solutions to the problems in their lives.
A large part of my world view is that society is structured in such a way that it can be very easy to lose touch with ourselves, resulting in behaviour and decisions that are at odds with how we truly feel.
My life’s journey has been far from straight forward and that allows me to examine how the (often) invisible pressures and restrictive boxes/categories of society can stop people expressing themselves in ways that make them feel happy and fulfilled.
By combining my counselling training with my life experience, I have created a safe and creative setting where clients can work through their thoughts, feelings and emotions and get to know them selves better in a relaxing and confidential space without judgement.
Creighton Counselling NI is a professional private practice in Belfast that offers affordable counselling in a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental space.
I am a queer identified, down to earth counsellor with several years experience working in a community based counselling service in Belfast and in the field of Student Mental Health and Wellbeing. I hold a PgDip. Counselling and Therapeutic Communication and I am a Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My background is in working with a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, loss, making life changes, thinking negatively about yourself, issues of self-worth and self esteem, work or life stress, gender identity, sexuality or relationship problems.
Due to current social distancing restrictions, counselling appointments are mainly being carried out by phone or video call for the time being, although I do have a small provision for face to face appointments which can be discussed at initial session.
My first session
Feeling listened to, being taken seriously and having time and space to think through your problems can be very important in helping you feel less anxious and that life is more meaningful. The first step in accessing help can often be the hardest.
In this relaxed session, we can chat about your reasons for considering counselling, what you would like to get from it and I how I can help. With current social distancing restrictions in place, for the time being appointments will take place over the phone or by a secure video calling platform.
Sessions are 50 minutes long. Phone/video sessions cost £40 and both options are easy to set up. The benefits are an increased flexibility of appointment times and no travel requirements. You will need access to a room/space where you can speak privately and without interruption.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling