Mr Sean Mac Giolla Fhiondain | Accredited Counsellor |… | NCS

Mr Sean Mac Giolla Fhiondain

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05663

Location: Ballinascreen

I am the Vice-Chairperson for the Mid-Ulster Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MACP) which is a charity that helps adults and young people who are experiencing mental health challenges in their lives; this is voluntary work. I am the designated Child Protection Officer for MACP.
I returned to full-time education after spending 10 years as a welder to become a teacher and subsequently a principal so I know about life challenges when changing direction. Over those years I studied counselling practice and psychotherapy to improve my skills when dealing with issues around mental health. I qualified with a level 6 Diploma, with distinction, in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (informed by research on visible appearance - birthmarks, scarring, acne, eczema, etc). I have a small practice called 'Sonas'(meaning happy) where I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, and a warm, and friendly atmosphere where you can discuss your worries.
Feel free to get in touch to explore together to make those positive changes in your life.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling 2021

    AIM Qualifications -Level 6 (with distinction) Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy 2020

    AIM Qualifications - Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 2019, Units - Counselling Practicum Level 5 and Research in Counselling Level 5.

    AIM Awards - Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice 2019 Units - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 4, Approaches to Counselling Children and Young People, Level 4, Counselling Practicum Level 4 and Embarking on Practice Level 4.

    AIM Awards - Level 3 Award in Developing Counselling Skills 2017

    Diploma in Irish, Galway University 2011

    Professional Qualification in Headship/Leadership PQH 2010

    Post Grade Certificate in Education 1997

    BA Degree in Irish Studies, Coleraine 1992
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Children / teenagers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
  • Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Irish
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