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Paul Ardies Accredited Counsellor Down Counselling Ballynahinch
Paul Ardies
Dip. Th. QUB, 
Dip. Person Centred Counselling QUB,
Dip.(Advanced) Person Centred Counselling QUB,
MBACP (Accred)

Counselling Accreditation & Qualifications:




2010 Achieved Accreditation from BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.)




2007 Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (with Distinction), Queen's University, Belfast.





2006 Open College Network (OCN) Level 3 Compassion Fatigue, Wave Trauma Centre, Belfast.




2006 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (with High Commendation), Queens University, Belfast

2005 Open College Network (OCN) Level 2 Grief, Trauma and the helping relationship. Wave Trauma Centre, Belfast

2004 Certficate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning. Oxford and Cambridge and RSA at Lisburn College of Further and Higher Education (SERC)

Continued Professional Development

Motivational Interviewing

Record keeping and confidentiality (BACP)

Accreditation workshop

Vulnerable adults

Child protection

Telephone counselling

Suicide prevention

ASIST training

Anger Management

Domestic violence


Sexual orientation


Self harm

Drug Awareness

Men at Work

Bereavement by suicide



Experience: I have gained experience

in a variety of settings over the past ten years including:





Affiliated Counsellor to the Hub Counselling

Centre. 2014-




2007- 2012  Paul Ardies Counselling - Private Practice. 



Associate Counsellor and Counsellor on call to Carecall, an Employee Assistance Programme working in  Belfast, Lisburn, Hillsborough and Downpatrick. 2007-2012

Student Counsellor at The Men's Advisory

Project NI, Belfast. 2006-2007





Student Counsellor at Corpus Christi

Counselling Services, Belfast. 2006-2007



2016- click for further details

Other experience:


2012-2014 - Carer






2006- Mystery Shopper





2006- Clerical Officer (Temp)

2004-2006 - Carer

2003-2004 Finance Officer

Payroll & Grant processing.






1998-2003 Director of Finance & Personnel

1996-1998 Finance Manager

1994-1996 Administration & Finance Officer

1991-1993 Assistant Administration Officer

Responsible for financial and personnel administration, recruitment, staff management, annual and management accounts, project management, budgeting, grants administration, funder reporting and purchasing.

1993-1994 Clericial Officer II

Purchase ledger & clinic administration.

1990-1991 Estimating Assistant

Pricing civil works projects.



1987-1988 Administrative Assistant

Purchase ledger, maintenance & repair administration. 

Other qualifications:

1995 National Examining Board for Supervisory Management Introductory Award.




1993 Certificate of the Institute of

          Administrative Management.

1992 RSA Computer Literacy and I.T.

1987 BTEC National Diploma in Business &


1986 RSA Typing

1990 Diploma in Theology, Queen's University Belfast


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