Mr Sean Mac Giolla Fhiondain
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS17-05663
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 & ExperienceAIM 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
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Children / teenagers
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Stop smoking
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken