Tina Baston Counselling

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

After happily raising my family, life took an unexpected turn which led me to seek support. Advice and opinions were everywhere, that was not what I needed at the time. I wanted to work things out for myself, but not alone. 

Finding the right counsellor enabled me to work through my difficulties without feeling judged. The impact of being honest and not concerned for the other person's feelings was fundamental in my healing and moving forward. This interest in the value of counselling led me to attend an 'Introduction to Counselling course' in 1999.

During my years of training I volunteered in various places, including a GP surgery and Parents Advice Centre. Since 2008 I have been employed as a counsellor for NEXUS NI, supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and rape. I have also worked at a Women's Centre with a variety of vulnerable clients. This has all led to a wealth of varied experience. 

That's a bit about me, now I will really look forward to hearing all about you. 

If you would like to read more in-depth details about my professional history and see a list of my qualifications, you can find all the relevant information below.

Training, qualifications and experience

Bachelor of Science Professional Development in Counselling (University of Ulster) - 2016 

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling (University of Ulster) - 2008  
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Accreditation - 2012  
Introduction to Counselling Course (UU) - 1999

Positive Psychology & Flourishing

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training  

Introduction to EMDR 
The Physiological Experience of Trauma 
Introduction to Gay Affirmative Therapy 

Experience working with

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Loss
  • Self-esteem

  • LGBT Awareness
  • Anger
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Self-harm
  • Bereavement
  • Young People
  • CBT

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