I am a professional, qualified, integrative counsellor providing a counselling service and I am based in the Ballycastle, North Antrim and Causeway Coast area. I am passionate about counselling and the benefits which can be obtained from it. I am not a fan of jargon and technical terms, I feel they only confuse and create misunderstanding. I prefer to be real, genuine and understandable.
In 2007 my life was turned upside down through a trauma and as I tried to make sense of the changes now in my life, and find solutions for myself and my children, I felt counselling made me feel supported, pro-active and empowered.
As a result from this I re-trained as a counsellor in order to help and empower others. I offer one to one sessions addressing a variety of issues and problems, providing a confidential, comfortable, safe place for you to reflect and concentrate on yourself and your life experiences without judgement or pressure. I use elements from Person Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic counselling approaches to tailor each session to meet your individual need.
I encourage you to move at your own pace and direct the sessions in the direction you feel most comfortable. I feel at the heart of successful therapy is the relationship between the client and counsellor
I offer a counselling experience in a safe, confidential space, during weekdays and also can facilitate evening and weekend appointments. I offer immediate appointments. I can offer you the support and opportunity you need to identify, explore and reflect on the issues that cause you pain and distress.
I am a member of the BACP and UCS and adhere to their guidelines regarding my practice and ethics.
When you call to arrange an appointment you will speak directly to me, we can arrange a time and place which is suitable to you.
I have experience working with teenagers in a Secondary School setting and I have also worked in a Health Centre seeing a diverse range of clients with a wide range of issues and situations.
I deal a lot with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and bereavement and unhelp patterns of behaviour.