Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS16-03897
I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor who provides a safe, caring and non-judgemental counselling service. I have a passion for people: for communicating understanding and working with them to find ways to better cope with difficulties in their lives and obtain emotional wellness.
I possess extensive experience of working within the public and private sectors across a broad range of different fields. I understand the pressures and difficulties of modern working. As a crisis counsellor, I also have first-hand knowledge of the importance of nurturing our mental health.
If you are looking for professional support, I can provide you with a space in which you can explore any issues that are causing you distress or anxiety. I will walk with you as you discover a way forward while developing resilience, greater self-awareness and emotional wellbeing.
- Qualifications & ExperienceUU FdSc in Integrative Counselling
CPCAB Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
UU Cert in Counselling
CPD courses completed:
ASIST trained (Applied Suicide Intervention skills)
MHFA (Mental Health First Aid)
Cruse Bereavement Support
QPR Suicide Prevention
SafeTalk Suicide Alertness
Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults
Keeping Children Safe
Alcohol, Drug and Substance Awareness
I am an experienced Counsellor working in Private Practice through my business 'Understood Counselling.' I also work as an Associate Counsellor for Inspire Health and Wellbeing with whom I not only have extensive experience of working on their EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) but also their Student Support counselling service for local universities and colleges.
I have considerable experience of working as a Schools Counsellor in post-primary schools and have formerly worked as a Counsellor for 4 years in a suicide prevention charity. In addition, I also offer substantial experience of counselling and working with young people in youth centres and agencies.
I have received a wealth of certified continuous professional development training with Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, Northern Regional College, Cruse Bereavement Care and Childline.
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