Counselling Testimonials
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About Me

I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 30 years experience in the health service and in private practice. As well as my private counselling and psychotherapy practice I also provide mentoring and coaching for counsellors and other professionals, including teachers, social workers, managers and business people.

As an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with the British and Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by their codes of ethics and practice, complaints procedures and insurance requirements. I provide a highly professional and discreet service at my consultation rooms at 90a Spencer Road, Waterside, L'Derry

My practice is long established and over the years my clients have been helped with a wide variety of family and mental health problems including anxiety and depression, anger management, family relationships and marital problems, low self esteem, psychological trauma, stress related problems including work stress and difficulties resulting from emotional, physical or sexual abuse.

My qualifications include:
  • Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Supervision
  • Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy
  • Certificate in Therapeutic work with Sexual Abuse
  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work
  • Certificate in Advanced Social Work
  • Certificate in Solution Focussed Brief Therapy

Over many years I have contributed academic articles to professional journals and delivered lectures at major conferences. My published articles include:

The Prevalence of Sexual Abuse within Mental Health Populations in the WHSSB Area. Dept. of Health and Social Services, Belfast 1995.

Sexual Abuse and Bulimia. Eisteach (Journal of the Irish Assoc. for counselling and psychotherapy) Dublin January 2000.

Solution Focused Interventions in Social Work Practice. Perspectives; Belfast; Summer 2007

A Solution Focused Approach to Assessment. Paper presented to Irish Mental Health Social Work Conference in October 2008