Member Status: Accredited Professional
Member No: NCS18-07472
Location: Castledawson/ Magherafelt
There are times in our lives when we feel the need to reach out to someone, to have a genuine person to be there in our hour of need. Someone to offer the hand of friendship, to listen attentively, be non-judgemental, supportive and caring.This could make a world of difference to each and everyone of us.
Serenity counselling can offer you a confidential, tranquil and safe environment throughout your counselling journey. I understand that it can be difficult to share concerns, however counselling can offer a way to alleviate worries and offer support, friendship and away forward.
I am situated in Castledawson village mid- way between Belfast and L/Derry approximately a quarter of a mile off the main arterial route. Please do not hesitate to arrange a consultation via a brief telephone call after which you can decide in your own time whether or not to avail of my counselling services.
- Qualifications & ExperienceUniversity of Ulster, Diploma HE/ Foundation Degree in Counselling Studies.
ASIST -Training (Applied Suicide intervention skills training)
BTEC National Certificate in Health and Social Care (Distinction)
N.V.Q Level 3 Child Care (Trained in working with A.D.H.D, Asperger’s, Dyslexia & Dyspraxia
Qualification in Mindfulness Training , Irish Mindfulness Academy in Dublin.
2 Supervision Modules in Counselling Ethics and Legals, through Aims Award and JMC Counselling Services.
Level 6 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling ( Informed by Research), resulting in the completion of a research proposal and Dissertation studying the limited Counselling Services available for ex-combatants on both divides in connection with the troubles in Northern Ireland, completed in (2018)
In (2020) level 6 Certificate completed in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision with N.RC. College.
My training consists of a variety Psychological Therapy’s
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, C.B.T.
Humanistic Therapies (Person-Centred Counselling)
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: fertility
- Childbirth: labour
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken