Andrea Black | Accredited Counsellor | Newtownabbey | NCS

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Andrea Black

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS14-01645

Location: Newtownabbey

Hello, thank you for visiting my profile today. My name is Andrea. I have been working in private practice for over 12 years. I’ve worked mainly with GPs providing support to clients struggling with a range of issues, often the result of trauma, abuse, relationship issues, caring responsibilities, and addictions etc.
I am an integrative counsellor, using person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT etc and I will always tailor the therapy I offer to suit the needs of each individual. The duration of therapy will also reflect this.
My aim is to uncomplicate the overwhelming problems that are causing distress and emotional pain.
My knowledge and learning are underpinned by wealth of experience, and I have accrued an excess of 6000 clinical supervised hours, working with all age groups.
I believe we all deserve a safe place to talk but more importantly to feel heard!!
Life can be overwhelming, challenging, and complicated. This can be the result of historical issues, personal struggles, grief and loss or complex family dynamics such as blended families, conflict, separation, or divorce. Additional stressors such as financial struggles, work stress, school pressures, family illness, caring responsibilities, autism/ADHD, addiction, and substance misuse.
Counselling can offer the ability to reflect, take a breath and allow time to focus, away from the stressful environment. The results can quite often be life changing. Whilst counselling can offer support at the time, it can also offer the skills and strategies to manage anxiety and distress and empower you to utilise those skills going forward when counselling ends.
Counselling is always a brave choice. Giving you the time to explore all your options in a safe, non-judgmental, caring space.
I look forward to taking your call and helping you take your first steps toward positive change.


  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Tinnitus
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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