Experience: I have gained experience
in a variety of settings over the past ten years including:
Affiliated Counsellor to the Hub Counselling
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
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
Record keeping and confidentiality (BACP)
Men at Work
Bereavement by suicide
Dip. Th. QUB,
Dip. Person Centred Counselling QUB,
Dip.(Advanced) Person Centred Counselling QUB,
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.
1995 National Examining Board for Supervisory Management Introductory Award.
1993 Certificate of the Institute of
1992 RSA Computer Literacy and I.T.
1987 BTEC National Diploma in Business &
1986 RSA Typing
1990 Diploma in Theology, Queen's University Belfast