Professional Counselling in Belfast
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It has become increasingly apparent in recent years that talking to somebody outside of your family or friendship circle can bring a refreshing perspective to difficult life issues. By providing a therapy space where you can feel heard and accepted without bias, you are encouraged to share and explore those detrimental issues that have prevented you from totally embracing life.
Counselling in various forms can help with the following areas among others: Bereavement - Anxiety - Stress - Depression - Relationship problems - Domestic violence - Self-esteem - Trauma - Abuse - Self-harm - Suicidal ideation - Addiction - Eating disorders - Anger
My name is Stuart, and as an Integrative therapist, I can offer a bespoke service to each individual client. With a foundational background in humanistic therapy, experience of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and specialist training in EMDR, my aim is to adapt my approach to work effectively with your unique life circumstances.
While previously working in construction engineering, it became apparent that my skillset was much more suited to working with people as opposed to something concrete! I took the opportunity to re-train as a Counsellor and have also recently completed a Masters degree to further develop my knowledge and understanding in various areas.
As an Accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), I am dedicated to working within their Framework for Ethical Practice. This means ensuring that clients are kept safe, as well as striving to assist them to reach realistic goals within therapy. In line with the requirements of the BACP, I maintain regular supervision and take part in continual professional development in order to provide an up to date and effective client experience.
2012: Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling, Queens University, Belfast
2015: Foundation Degree in Counselling, Belfast Metropolitan College
2017: EMDR specialty completed
2017: MSc Counselling and Therapeutic Communication, University of Ulster
2012: OCN (Level 2) Grief, Trauma and the Helping Relationship – Wave Trauma, Belfast
2014: OCN (level 4) in Psychological Trauma – Wave Trauma, Belfast
2018: 5 Step Method training for family members of those with an addiction