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I hope you and yours are keeping safe and following all guidelines set out by our government.
Beauty For Ashes Counselling is now operating as normal with face to face sessions. The counselling space is sanitised before and after each client, and hand sanitisers are available to be used before and after each session.
If you or any of your family are unwell or have symptoms of the virus we ask you don’t attend. Understandably some may not wish to attend in person - please feel free to ask about telephone or online therapy which is also being made available at this time.
Online sessions are available for clients who would prefer not to meet face to face, and this is done via Zoom (please do not hesitate to ask for further details).
Most importantly stay safe, stay healthy and do what you feel is right for you and your family! Continue to do whatever you can to stay connected to those around you
Beauty For Ashes was birthed from my own personal journey of suffering. As Dieter Utchdorf said "as I look over my own life, it is apparent that many times of great growth have come to me while passing through stormy seasons."
As the name implies there is an exchange - we receive beauty in exchange for the ashes of our suffering. Many of us have experienced challenging times and we have been wounded as a result. To find the beauty; often we must first be willing to journey through the difficulties and pain we feel. Doing this can enable us to discover more of who we are and walk into the change we want to see for our lives.
At Beauty For Ashes Counselling we believe there is hope for healing; that you can work through even the most painful difficulties and improve your overall wellbeing. We believe that beauty is often discovered through our ability to be vulnerable. In that place true healing is often found.
I work as a private therapist, offering a warm and non-judgemental approach to counselling. My experience of over 11 years working in the addiction field has led me to understand that addictions are often the symptom of deeper, underlying issues. As a result I have vast experience of working with clients on an array of difficulties including anxiety, trauma, depression, low self worth, mental health struggles and many more.
I am based in the Dunmurry area, situated between Lisburn and Belfast.
I am a fully accredited member of BACP and all of my practice is informed by their Ethical Framework of Good Practice for counsellors (www.bacp.co.uk)
I look forward to connecting with you so we can further discuss how we can work together for the change you are looking for.
Counselling will help you get a clearer perspective on your situation and will help you find new, healthier ways to cope.
We can help in any of the following areas:
If you are still not sure if you can be helped use the contact section to drop us an email or a call and we will be happy to talk through how we can support you today.
At times we can face situations that can feel impossible. Counselling offers a safe, confidential space with a trained professional to explore difficulties, past or present, and begin your journey to healing.
Counselling allows you to reflect on your experiences which can give you deeper insight into how you are feeling and help you find ways to express this in order to better understand yourself and help you work towards the change you are looking for.
At the heart of the work is a focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship that creates trust and respect so problems can be explored in an open, non-judgemental way.
We work in an integrative way, drawing on different counselling approaches based on your needs as a client and may include person centred, psychodynamic, solution focused approaches and sandplay therapy.
Simply contact us using the details listed on this page - you can call, text, email or connect with us via social media.
Our first session will be an initial assessment/consultation appointment, giving us an opportunity to meet and talk about why you have accessed counselling at this time.
If you have an further questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
Initial Assessment - £25
£40 per session thereafter (50 mins)
Concession rates available upon request
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Evening appointments available on request