About Me

Counselling Qualifications

I have a Certificate in Counselling from Ulster University and a Diploma in Counselling from the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London. Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Psychotherapy Training

I am currently studying for a Masters degree in Psychotherapy, with ongoing specialised training in the latest psychotherapeutic principles and techniques. Registered trainee with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and receiving regular clinical supervision.

Background

I have 10 years experience volunteering with community groups and charities. As part of my counselling training, I took a placement with a local charity to counsel victims of domestic abuse.

I have many years experience working in the private sector, including over 10 years as a manager, mentor and team leader with a global professional services company.

Also, I’m interested in mindfulness based interventions as part of the therapeutic process and how these can improve awareness of physical, emotional and mental patterns. I have attended a teacher training retreat with the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

I sit on the Board of Directors of a NI charity giving support and advice to men.