I offer confidential, non-judgemental face to face and online counselling sessions to help you with issues of depression, stress & anxiety, relationships and life changes.
Therapy is an opportunity for you to invest time in yourself, and to proactively make your life feel easier and more fulfilling. You set your own goals, decide your own pace of progress, and decide how often and how long your therapy lasts.
At the beginning we will be getting to know each other and I will be feeding back to you what I notice about you and what you talk to me about. I will encourage you to develop a moment by moment awareness of how you are feeling, thinking and acting in the here and now. This helps you gain a deeper awareness of yourself, to notice patterns in your life, and discover how limiting yourself by avoiding certain situations or experiences, being stuck in the past, worrying about the future, or compulsively analysing how you and your life should be is holding you back from fully living.
Later on I will coach you through activities that can help you face your fears and give you chance to try thinking, feeling and acting differently than what you're used to, all within the safety of the counselling session.
Together we will look at what it feels like to step out of your comfort zone, to tackle your fears, to let go of any ways of thinking, acting and feeling that don't serve you, and to gain confidence to live a happier and more fulfilled life.
Read Testimonials from my clients and see what their experience of therapy was like.
Hours of Business
Face to face and online counselling sessions are normally available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Spaces are available between 9:30am and 5:30pm (my final appointment time is 4:30pm).
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"Would you like to BE more honest, feel more present, and gain the confidence to create the life you really want?"
If you're thinking about counselling, I will give you a free 25 minute consultation, so you have a chance to get to know me and to decide if therapy is for you.
This chat will be casual, relaxed and friendly. You can tell me a bit about the problem or issues you want to address and I will explain my approach.
If you decide it's a good match and that you want take it further we can set up an appointment to meet in person in Belfast, or to have an online counselling session - the choice is yours!
Contact me today to arrange your free consultation.
Read what my clients have to say about our work together.
BA Psychology, Post-Graduate Diploma Counselling
I've devoted my life to promoting positive health and wellbeing through peer-support groups, training, and a range of community based projects across Northern Ireland. I have a BA in Psychology, several Counselling qualifications. I am an Acredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and am a listed on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register for Counsellors.
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no-obligation consultation call
Face to face and online counselling sessions are normally available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Please note that spaces are available between 9:30am and 5:30pm (my final appointment time is 4:30pm).
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I'm afraid I'll get emotional or overwhelmed - what if I can't control my feelings?
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I know there are people out there with problems much bigger than mine - is my issue too small for therapy?
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If I go to counselling will people think I'm crazy?
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Information provided in the contact form will only be used to make direct contact with you to discuss and arrange access to the service. Should you arrange an appointment, your name, email address and telephone number will be entered into a secure account at 10to8.com, an electronic booking system used to manage appointments. This information will be deleted once your case is closed. I will never pass your name, telephone number or email address to others without your explicit request or consent.
This service complies with EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018 which came into law on 25 May 2018. You have the right to see what information is held about you, and to request that this information be amended or deleted. This includes contact details, any correspondence we may have exchanged, and therapy case notes. I will act according to your request unless I am legally and ethically obliged to retain this information. During therapy, anonymised information about your case will be shared with a professional supervisor, as outlined in your counselling contract. Information may be shared to protect you or others, or in the case of criminal activity, also outlined in your counselling contract. I will only ever use your email and telephone number to contact you in relation to accessing this service. All electronic devices are password protected and paper files are kept under lock and key when not in use.