Carolyn Tailford | Senior Accredited Counsellor | CRUMLIN | NCS

Carolyn Tailford

Member Status: Senior Accredited

Member No: NCS15-01967

Location: CRUMLIN

Key Worker CounsellingMates in Mind

I am integrative trained counsellor and supervisor working in both private practice and the community sector. My main office is in Antrim but i also see clients/supervisees in Crumlin and Belfast.
Counselling and supervision is tailored to meet the needs of the individual and is client lead.
After qualifying as a counsellor in 2010 i have continued on and gained the full Bsc (Hons) in Counselling with an upper 2:1. I have a special interest in eating disorder, disordered eating and emotional eating, in particular the links between over eating and trauma.
I offer appointments both evenings and weekends to fit around busy family lives.

  • Qualifications & Experience

    2006 Cert. in Social Studies
    2006 Cert. in Counselling
    2007 Cert. in Counselling Studies
    2010 Dip. H.E. in Integrative Counselling
    2015 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
    2016 Bsc (Hons) in Professional Development in Counselling
    2016 CBCAP level 6 in Supervision
    2016 Master Practitioner in EFT
    2017 Pg Cert. Systemic Family Practice
    2020 APT Level 1 DBT Essentials (Accred)
    - APT Level 2 DBT Essentials (Accred)
    2021 Polyvagal Theory in Action

    2010 ASIST training
    2017 Anger Management

    Specialist - Addictions
    2010 OCN level 2 in Drug awareness
    2010 OCN level 2 Community drugs awareness
    2018 Opioid overdose & Naloxone Administration
    2018 Foundation Module - Children, Young People & Adults (Ascert)

    Specialist - Trauma
    2011 Intro to Psychological Trauma
    2014 AQA level 3 in Trauma Studies
    2015 OCN level 4 in Trauma (Wave Trauma Centre)
    2018 Integrating Somatic Interventions in the Treatment of Trauma
    2021 Treating Trauma, Complex PTSD & Dissociative Disorders
    2021 Polyvagal Informed Therapy Master Class

    Specialist - ED
    2015 Cert. in Working with Weight management & Obesity
    2016 Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity
    - Practitioner Skills for the Management of Obesity
    - Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders
    2022 DBT for Eating Disorders
    - RO DBT for Eating Disorders
    2022 An Embodied Approach to Healing from Compulsive Exercise

    Specialist - Community Development
    2010 OCN level 3 Domestic Violence (Women's Aid)
    2010 OCN level 3 Community support (Victim Support)
    2017 OCN Level 2 Health & Wellbeing in Older People
    2017 "Master Your Leadership" program by QUB
    2018 OCN Level 2 Community Development
    2018 Level 3 Award in Education & Training
    2019 OCN Level 2 Restorative Skills Training
    2019 PgDip. Community Development Practice
    2020 Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering

    Specialist - Children & Young People
    2018 OCN Level 2 Parent - Teen Communication
    2020 Parents Plus Facilitator Training
    - Working Things out Programme
    - Adolescent Programme
    - Children's Programme
    2020 OCN Level 2 Youth Leadership
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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