• Cert. Counselling Skills
• Cert. Counselling Theory
• Combined Cert. in Counselling
• Diploma Counselling QUB
• Diploma Human Givens Counselling
• P.G. Diploma Human Givens Counselling
• Cert. Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
• Cert. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
I am a highly qualified and very experienced Counsellor / Psychotherapist. I have been working in this field since 1990. I trained at Queen's University Belfast and obtained a Diploma in Counselling with Commendation.
I undertook training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and I completed a Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma in Human Givens Counselling and a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I trained as a Social Worker and was employed in the field of Mental Health, Older People, Physical and Sensory Disability. I am trained in Crisis Response and De-Briefing Strategies and was a member of the Social Services Crisis Response Team.
I worked as a Bereavement Counsellor and Supervisor for ten years. I developed a speciality in helping people who had been bereaved traumatically through road traffic accidents, murder and suicide and I facilitated a Suicide Support Group. This bereavement work, throughout "the troubles" provided invaluable experience.
I established my private counselling practice in 2004 and I work with a vast range of issues. The practice is very well established and is continuing to grow due to recommendations from previous and existing clients and healthcare professionals.
I am accredited by BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am on the professional standards authority accredited register.
I am a BUPA recognised therapist.