Leanne McAlarney | Accredited Counsellor | Castlewellan | NCS

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Leanne McAlarney

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS16-03468

Location: Castlewellan

I am trained as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Jungian SandPlay Therapist. Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner and Hypnotherapist.

I have provided consultation, training and advice to relevant professionals regarding early childhood trauma and attachment difficulties that impact upon current emotional and relationship functioning of children and adults.

I work integratively using a range of modalities from person-centred through to Junigan, Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapeutic Principles.

Depending upon the assessed need, I offer:-
Direct therapeutic intervention with child or adult.
Work alongside child and their key attachment figure.
Work indirectly through co-working with individuals important to the young person.

This is achieved through individual psychotherapeutic sessions to discover and grow.
Hypnotherapy sessions can offer an effective way of working with the subconscious mind in gaining control over undesired behaviours or to help cope better with anxiety or pain. Emotional Freedom Techique works by releasing blockages within the energy system which are the source of emotional intensity and discomfort. Sand Tray sessions can uncover, support and experience growth and healing

The main goal is to:-

Promote psychological wellbeing and adjustment,
Maximize social and educational engagement, and
Improve overall well-being in the child/adolescent/family dynamics

  • Qualifications & Experience
    BS(Hons) degree Social Psychology
    Postgraduate Diploma in Social WorkPostgraduate Diploma
    PQ1 Awarded 24.05.2007PQ1
    Masters of Science Masters
    Certificate In Hypnotherapy and Counselling skills
    Level 2 in Bereavement Care with Cruse Bereavement Care
    Diploma AIM Awards level 4 in Counselling
    Level 1 in DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy)
    Level 1 in Theraplay principles
    Advanced Diploma Level 5 Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner
    Jungian SandPlay Therapist
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Children / teenagers
    • Depression
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
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