Ann McGuinness | Accredited Counsellor | BANGOR | NCPS

Ann McGuinness

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS14-01487

Location: BANGOR

My work offers me the privileged position of supporting people through some of the most difficult times in their lives.
I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues including stress, relationship problems, depression, bereavement and other life stressors.
During the assessment we will work together to agree which is the most appropriate support for you.
If I don't feel that counselling is suitable, I will try to signpost you to appropriate organisations.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    I began my counselling journey in 1996, when i completed a L1 counselling course, which I found life enhancing.

    I returned to study, a few years later when I achieved my counselling qualification.

    After gaining years of experience, I met the requirements to become an accredited counsellor.
    I returned to study in 2016 and gained a degree in 'Psychological Trauma' from Queens University, Belfast.
    This has given me a deeper understanding of the impacts of stress and trauma on the mind and body, including that of transgenerational trauma on families.
  • 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
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • 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
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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