Beauty For Ashes Counselling

The story behind the name...


"The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all" - Mulan

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 - these are our ashes.  To find the beauty we must first be willing to journey through the difficulties and often the pain we feel as a result.  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.


The Therapist

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 (

I look forward to connecting with you so we can further discuss how we can work together for the change you are looking for.

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Can Counselling help me?

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:

  • Depression, anxiety or mental health struggles
  • Addiction including drugs, alcohol and gambling
  • Trauma
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Grief and loss
  • Work related issues
  • Low self esteem and lack of confidence
  • Big life events or transitions

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.

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Our Therapy

What is counselling?

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.  

Our Approach

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 and solution focused approaches.

What next?

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 session 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.

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"The only impossible journey is the one you never begin." Tony Robbins


Initial Assessment - £25

£40 per session thereafter (50 mins)

Concession rates available upon request

Beauty For Ashes Counselling



Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed Sunday

Evening appointments available on request