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Last updated: 6 Aug 2020
- Family Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Video and telephone consultations
In 2007 Carolyn began volunteering in the community, working for Victim Support N.I. providing emotional support to victims of both low level and the most serious of crimes. At the same time she was volunteering with Women’s Aid running the Reconnect project and co-facilitating new worker and volunteer induction training along-side the volunteer coordinator. She was also supporting women through their journeys with Women's Aid, providing emotional support.
In 2010 she qualified as an integrative counsellor and worked mainly between the 2 communities across North and West Belfast, where she assisted in the setting up and running of a weekend suicide intervention service.
In to 2016 she completed her Bsc. Hons in Professional Development in Counselling and the CPCAB level 6 in therapeutic supervision. She have also gone on to specialise in several areas, eating disorders, obesity management, trauma, anger management and a few other areas include the energy therapy EFT which is invaluable to her work in the community, where the organisation she founded provides therapeutic support to families.
In April 2017, Carolyn founded A Safe Space to Be me which is a registered charity providing community support to the towns of Antrim and Crumlin. The organisation has a small team of volunteers who provide counselling, life coaching and training within the community to both professionals and members of the public.
At the beginning of August 2017 she was awarded Senior Accredited Counsellor status with the National Counselling Society to become one of not only the few, in N.Ireland but one of the youngest practitioners to have reached this level.
As a practitioner Carolyn works from an integrative model which allows her to tailor counselling and therapy to the needs of the individuals she is working with. A one size all approach is definitely not the way forward.
Areas of interest
Anxiety Disorders,Anger Management, Attachment Issues, Bereavement, Bullying, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Depression, Eating Disorders (Anorexia, BED, Bulimia, Orthorexia) , Emotional Abuse, Family Issues, Fibromyalgia, Panic disorders, Phobias, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem, Self-confidence,Trauma, Self Harm, Suicidal thoughts, Work Related Stress
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Psychophysiological disorders
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- Certificate in Counselling Studies University of Ulster 2007
- Diploma in Higher Education in Counselling University of Ulster 2010
- Bsc. Hons. Professional Development in Counselling Ulster University 2016
- CPCAB Level 6 Award in Counselling Supervisions Northern Regional College 2017
- Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders National Centre for Eating Disorders 2017
- OCN level 4 in Psychological Trauma Wave Trauma 2015
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Senior Accredited Registrant National Counselling Society 2017
- Registered Member British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- Professional Standards Register, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
National Counselling Society
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.