Alexandria McGahan | Accredited Counsellor | Donaghadee | NCS

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Alexandria McGahan

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-08134

Location: Donaghadee

Hello, my name is Alex. Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile, and well done on taking this step towards finding a counsellor. It can be extremely difficult to acknowledge when we need help, but I hope you can feel some pride in yourself for being brave enough to take this first step on your mental wellness journey.

I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor working in an integrative way. What this means is I combine tools and techniques from a number of therapeutic approaches, to best suit you as an individual. I view counselling as a collaborative process, where we work together to support you in the best possible way. I am happy to work with you towards short-term goals, or to explore your past in more depth to understand how certain relationships and events may be affecting you in the here-and-now.

I have spent the last few years working in health and social care, supporting individuals with severe mental health issues. I strive to take a compassionate and empathetic approach, and to always create a safe and comfortable space for you to explore whatever is going on for you. I will always attempt to understand the world as you see it, and to help you make any changes you want to make.

I am currently offering online and telephone sessions, at a rate of £40 per session.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    I have a Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I also have a degree in psychology from the University of Glasgow, and a Level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care.

    I am involved with two prominent wellbeing organisations in Northern Ireland, and I am passionate about helping people who are experiencing distress or wanting to improve their mental health in any way.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Depression
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Sleep
    • Stress
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