Colin Mercer | Accredited Counsellor | Bangor | NCPS

Colin Mercer

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS14-01703

Location: Bangor

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Offer a free initial consultation.
I am an Accredited Counsellor and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
MBACP. MNCS (Accred). MHS.
I am also a Qualified Counsellor Supervisor
A fully qualified EMDR Therapist.
I operate my own private practice SR Counselling & Hypnotherapy in Bangor, County Down.
I work as a Specialist Self-harm Counsellor with ;
(SHIP) Self Harm Intervention Programme
Counsellor with ;
High Intensity Trauma Counselling for PTSD
(EAP) Employee Assist Programme,
Student Counselling,
All part Inspirewellbeing.
I am also a supervisor and bereavement support volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Belfast.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Mental Health Practitioner
    Accredited Counsellor
    Bupa Approved Therapist.
    Fully Trained EMDR therapist.
    Clinical Assessor to diagnose and establish complete formulation of treatment for high-intensity cases such as PTSD, CPTSD & related Sequealea, Clinical depression symptoms, and generalised and acute anxiety symptoms.
    Use full psychometric screening outcomes measurements such as PLC-5- DSM5, GAD7, and PHQ9 % full Corenet assessment insulting risk management and establishing risk plan and protocol.
    Assessments and integration of working with psychoactive medication and maintenance.
    Specialist Self-Harm Counsellor with Inspire and Wellbeing
    EAP Counsellor with Inspire and Wellbeing
    EAP Counsellor with Vita Health Group (Benenden)
    Bupa Approved therapist
    Ascentis Accredited Clinical Supervisor for Cruse Bereavement.
    Diploma and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
    AIM Awards Level 5. Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad Dip. PsyC
    Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Prof Dip PsyC)
    Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip PC)
    Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Dip Hyp. CS)
    Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip PC)
    Ascentis Accredited Certificate in Supervision
    Training Certificate in Awareness in Bereavement Care (ABC)
    Cruse Bereavement Belfast
    Cert in Introduction to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    Cert in Trauma
    Certificate in working with Bipolar Disorder
    Cert in Ethical Decision-Making in Practice
    Cert and training in Complicated Grief and Suicide
    Cert and training in Child Grief
    Cert in working with Bipolar Disorder
    Full training in somatic intervention
    Cruise Bereavement Counsellor
    Cruse Bereavement Group Facilitation
    Cruise Bereavement Supervisor
    EMDR therapist Fully Trained
    Full Training on working with Vulnerable Adults
    Full Training on working with Vulnerable Children
    Fully Trained to provide Group Facilitation
    Specialised Trama-focused work with:
    Northern Ireland Ambulance Service
    Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service
    Emergency Services
    Seasonal Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with Belfast Health & Social Care Trust. NHS.
    Therapist with Critical Incident Team (Inspire)
  • 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
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Prescribed Psychiatric Drug Dependence/Withdrawal
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
  • Languages Spoken
    • German
    • English
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