Deirdre Coughlan | Accredited Professional Counsellor |… | NCS

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Deirdre Coughlan

Member Status: Accredited Professional

Member No: NCS19-07559

Location: Belfast & Whitehead

I practice as an Integrative Counsellor; using a Person Centred approach, I selectively incorporate techniques from other counselling theories to meet a client’s needs. I believe that a counselling relationship offering trust, safety, lack of judgement and empathy is the first step towards healing and change for a client. My approach to common mental health issues and other psychological problems, is to recognise the three dimensions within which they have developed:
(1) one’s thoughts and feelings
(2) one’s relationships
(3) one’s life stage.
As well as being a professional counsellor, I am a skilled teacher and facilitator in further and higher education, tutor training and counsellor training.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    BA Hons Combined Humanities
    Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education
    Post-Graduate Diploma Guidance & Counselling
    MSc in Guidance and Counselling
    Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - NCS/ACTO approved

    I am currently working with EAP workplaces and third level student counselling. I also work with people (or their relatives) who have been diagnosed with, or bereaved by, cancer. I have worked within the NI Health Service offering counselling sessions in GP surgeries. I also offer private counselling sessions as part of my practice.
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Relationships
    • Self-esteem
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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