Carolyn Tailford | Senior Accredited Counsellor | Antrim | NCPS

Carolyn Tailford

Member Status: Senior Accredited

Member No: NCS15-01967

Location: Antrim

Mates in Mind

I am an integratively trained therapist and supervisor, working in both private practice and the community sector. My main offices are in Crumlin & Ballinderry but i also see clients/supervisees in Antrim.

As an integrative therapist, both therapy and supervision are tailored to meet the needs of the individual and is client lead.

After qualifying as a counsellor in 2010 i continued on and gained the full Bsc (Hons) Professional Development in Counselling and then completed my CPCAB Level 6 in Counselling Supervision. I have a special interest in eating disorders, disordered eating and emotional eating, in particular the links between over eating and trauma. To consolidate this knowledge and further upskill, i have trained in DBT & RO-DBT for eating disorders.

I have recently done a period of retraining in couples therapy and I am now taking on couples in private practice. I will hopefully begin psychosexual training in the next few months.

I offer appointments both evenings and weekends to fit around busy family lives.

I am also on the Ulster University list as a recognised supervisor

  • Qualifications & Experience

    2006 Cert. in Social Studies
    2006 Cert. in Counselling
    2007 Cert. in Counselling Studies
    2010 Dip. H.E. in Integrative Counselling
    2015 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
    2016 Bsc (Hons) in Professional Development in Counselling
    2016 CBCAP level 6 in Supervision
    2016 Master Practitioner in EFT
    2017 Pg Cert. Systemic Family Practice
    2020 APT Level 1 DBT Essentials (Accred)
    - APT Level 2 DBT Essentials (Accred)
    2021 Polyvagal Theory in Action
    2022 Certificate in Couples Therapy
    2022 Diploma in Clinical Sexology (Psychosexual Psychotherapy) in progress

    2010 ASIST training
    2017 Anger Management

    Specialist - Addictions
    2010 OCN level 2 in Drug awareness
    2010 OCN level 2 Community drugs awareness
    2018 Opioid overdose & Naloxone Administration
    2018 Foundation Module - Children, Young People & Adults (Ascert)

    Specialist - Trauma
    2011 Intro to Psychological Trauma
    2014 AQA level 3 in Trauma Studies
    2015 OCN level 4 in Trauma (Wave Trauma Centre)
    2018 Integrating Somatic Interventions in the Treatment of Trauma
    2021 Treating Trauma, Complex PTSD & Dissociative Disorders
    2021 Polyvagal Informed Therapy Master Class

    Specialist - ED
    2015 Cert. in Working with Weight management & Obesity
    2016 Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity
    - Practitioner Skills for the Management of Obesity
    - Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders
    2022 DBT for Eating Disorders
    - RO DBT for Eating Disorders
    2022 An Embodied Approach to Healing from Compulsive Exercise

    Specialist - Community Development
    2010 OCN level 3 Domestic Violence (Women's Aid)
    2010 OCN level 3 Community support (Victim Support)
    2017 OCN Level 2 Health & Wellbeing in Older People
    2017 "Master Your Leadership" program by QUB
    2018 OCN Level 2 Community Development
    2018 Level 3 Award in Education & Training
    2019 OCN Level 2 Restorative Skills Training
    2019 PgDip. Community Development Practice
    2020 Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering

    Specialist - Children & Young People
    2018 OCN Level 2 Parent - Teen Communication
    2020 Parents Plus Facilitator Training
    - Working Things out Programme
    - Adolescent Programme
    - Children's Programme
    2020 OCN Level 2 Youth Leadership
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Neurodiversity
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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