Some people come to counselling for specific issues, others because they just don’t feel right. Perhaps you are having difficulty talking to friends and family, whatever the reason I am here’s to help.
The statistics on male domestic violence speak for themselves. 1 in 6 men are affected, 40% of all reported cases are male and 1 man every fortnight will be fatally wounded. For this reason I am proud to offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your issues. To help ensure I am able to do this I have completed numerous courses on domestic abuse and sexual violence in relation to both male and female victims.
Making the decision to come to counselling can be daunting, but it is a positive step to gaining insight and understanding, and finding a better path. I am just two miles from the centre of both Ballymena and Broughshane, with easy access to Belfast and Coleraine.
Sitting in a relaxed and comfortable room, overlooking green fields can help calm you. The confidential nature of counselling means you can talk about things you might not feel comfortable talking about with anyone else.
With training and experience in counselling children, adolescents and adults, I can help with a range of issues.
I trained as a counsellor after attending counselling myself and seeing first hand the benefits of it. I trained in a Doctors surgery, a local secondary school and with Childline to help gain experience working with different ages, different issues and modalities of counselling. This means I have experience counselling face-to-face, online and via telephone. Although I continue to work within a GP surgery and school setting, I also work within private practice.
I believe we are all individual and therefore my approach to working with any issue will differ from client to client. I will work with you in a manner best suited to you using techniques and theories from many different types of counselling.
Could counselling help?
Counselling can help with many issues, some of which are –
Anxiety and stress
Relationship issues and abuse
Anger and guilt
Loss and grief
Lack of motivation
Fears and phobias.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bsc (Honours) Psychology with Counselling
FdSc Counselling – distinction
Certificate in Counselling – distinction
Certificate in Counselling Children and Adolescents – distinction
Emotions and emotional disorders
Depression: a compassionate view
Woman and girls on the autism spectrum
Introduction to child psychology
Child neglect and protection awareness
Domestic Abuse basic awareness training
Understanding Psychological trauma
Attachment in the early years
Understanding domestic violence and abuse level 1 and 2
Drug, solvent and alcohol abuse counselling
Play therapy diploma
Applied suicide Intervention
Mental Health First Aid
Complicated matters: domestic and sexual violence, problematic substance use and mental ill-health
Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
Access NI cleared
Public liability and professional indemnity Insured.