Ms Brenda Adams

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS14-00785

Location: Antrim

Mates in Mind

I am a counsellor in a G.P. surgery and at Nexus NI in Belfast. I also volunteer for Cruse bereavement care as a bereavement Counsellor.

I work integratively, meaning I will work with you in a way that best suits your needs, the therapy is individual to you and what works for you as an individual ensuring the best possible outcome, using a number therapeutic approaches, including Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred, Brief Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapies, I am a member of BACP working towards accreditation and I am accredited with the NCS. I always work within the strict code of ethics and guidelines.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    AQA Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills


    AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling


    OCN Level 3 in Trauma and Addictions (WAVE)


    OCN Level 4 in Psychological Trauma (WAVE)


    CRUSE ABC Foundation in Bereavement Counselling


    Mental Health First Aid


    Suicide First Aid- APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING- (A.S.I.S.T)


    Understanding Self harm and Substance Abuse


    Wellness Recovery Action Plan ( W.R.A.P)


    Level 1 Suicide Connections and Interventions


    Level 2 Suicide Connections and Interventions


    Safe Talk


    Safeguarding in Young People and Vulnerable Adults


    Child Protection

    Macmillan understanding Cancer and its treatments

    OCN Level 2 Parent/Teen Communication


    Mood matters for adults


    ASCERT Young People Substance Misuse and Mental Health


    K.A.S.H Kids and Sexual Health Workshop

    ASCERT Working with Young People and Substance Misuse

    Women's Aid Domestic Violence & Abuse Awareness. (bronze workplace charter award)

    ASCERT foundation module children, young people and families
    Supporting bereaved young people and children.
    BACP Certificate of proficiency
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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