A Happier, Healthier You
Our team of counsellors are able to work from either our Antrim or Crumlin offices, all of whom are accredited and/or registered members of the National Counselling Society, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy or the Association of Family Therapists.
We feel very privileged to be able to offer the wealth of experience and skills for free in a community setting.
With mental health and emotional well-being being the topic at the forefront of everyone's mind, we are in the position to be able to offer meaningful support to people in our communities.
Counselling can help with a diverse range of issues. It can help with positive events such as choosing a direction in life or reaching your full potential. Perhaps you are feeling a ‘bit stuck’ and would value being able to explore various scenarios with a counsellor. There may be things from your past that you would like to tackle or there may be things in the present that you want to try and change. Perhaps you are experiencing significant events in your life such as getting married and starting a family, leaving home for the first time or coming to terms with the death of a loved one. Counselling services may be able to help with all of the above.
Counselling can help with any number of issues and problems (NCS, 2017).
Please get in touch if you feel this is a service you feel you would like to access. Currently we have no waiting times in comparison to the several months wait at GP surgeries and Community Mental Health Teams.
Life coaching has grown to be a hugely successful form of talking therapy, to the extent that it has helped turn people's lives around. A life coach is someone that looks to empower others by helping them make, meet and exceed goals in both their personal and professional lives. Siobhain, our qualified and registered life coach, works with individuals to help them move forward in their lives.
Coaching helps people move forward and set personal and professional goals that will give them the life they really want. Most life coaching clients are healthy, successful people who might be a bit stuck or simply want to make a big change in their lives and want the support of their own personal coach to do so.
If you feel that you would like some support to move forward with your life but that perhaps counselling isn't the way for you, then maybe life coaching is.
Get in touch with us and have a chat about having some sessions with Siobhain.
Life Coaching works, Wine doesn't!
Here For You
This is a service which is rarely accessible in a community setting but from January 2018 we are now able to offer this in addition to individual counselling. Our therapists are registered with the Association of Family Therapists, using evidence based practice to work effectively with children, young people and adults, couples, families and individuals, enabling them to build on their strengths and communication. Research has shown that this is an effective method for them to find ways to move forward in their lives.
It enables family members, couples and others who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.
Contact us for more information about accessing our family therapy service
Education & Training
Back in May 2017, we began the process of developing a strategy that would see us future proofing the charity moving forward. This saw us spending endless hours writing volumes of policies and procedures, attending meeting after meeting and doing some training ourselves we never envisioned we would have to do.
Siobhain & Carolyn both undertook their Level 3 in Education and Training and passed, meaning they could deliver training within the further and higher education field.
This meant that not only could we provide emotional support within the remit of our professional training's, but we could offer high quality training in these areas also (as well as many others).
Then in August 2017 we decided to develop our Education and Training strategy further and decided to have our professional training courses quality approved by one of our main regulating bodies - The National Counselling Society.
The National Counselling Society (NCS) has reviewed several of training courses, including our Counselling Skills course, trauma training and assessment training and has awarded them with the Quality Checked training recognition status. The NCS offers student membership and waivers the joining fee for applicants on NCS recognised courses – this is a reduction of £40. There are many benefits offered to students via this membership. For further about membership click on the following links: NCS Membership and NCS Benefits.
Our future partnership working with the NCS became firmly cemented after a very exciting meeting at the beginning of October in Belfast. As well as having our other training courses currently with them for quality assurance approval, we have begun the process of writing the materials for the online Continuing Professional Development which counsellors will be able to access in the very near future.