Holly Reid


  • 2013 University of Ulster, FdSc,Counselling, Distinction
  • 2009 University of Ulster, Certificate Counselling Studies, Distinction
  • 2008 University of Ulster, Masters Irish Visual Culture, Distinction
  • 2007 ILM, Level 2 Certificate Exploring Business Enterprise
  • 2006 Goal, NVQ Level 3 Retail & Management
  • 2005 University of Ulster, BA (Hons) Fine & Applied Art, 2:1
  • 2002 University of Ulster, Certificate Foundation Studies in Art & Design


  • 2012–present Counsellor, Lifeline and Contact NI
  • 2009–present discover:develop Facilitation, Self-Employed
  • 2010–2013 Educational Mentor, Queen’s University & Belfast Metropolitan College
  • 2008–2011 Progress Project Officer & PT Lecturer, Belfast Metropolitan College
  • 2007–2008 WISE Project Assistant & PT Lecturer, Belfast Inst for Further and Higher Education


  • 2013 personal development facilitation and one-to-one mentoring, Exploring Business Enterprise Programme, Belfast Metropolitan College
  • 2012 ‘This Is Me’, with Community Arts Partnership at An Droichead School
  • 2012 arts facilitation, identity workshops, Sure Start, with Community Arts Partnership
  • 2011 & 2012 Culture Night Workshops, with Community Arts Partnership
  • 2011 arts facilitaiton and identity workshops, Belfast Banners, youth photography engagement, Belfast City Council
  • 2011 arts and heritage facilitation, community archiving work, exhibition production, Then & Now project, East Belfast Mission, Men’s Group
  • 2011 heritage facilitation and exhibition work, Belfast Blitz Community Engagement, Belfast City Council
  • 2010-2012 arts facilitation, exhibition production, Exploring Seeing through Photography, Victims and Survivors Trust
  • 2010 heritage facilitation, community archive work, History and Heritage Collections Project, Lisburn YMCA
  • 2009 arts facilitation, childrens’ workshops, Ulster Hall, Belfast

Professional memberships and training

  • Voluntary Counsellor with Childline
  • Managing Disability, Discrimination & Homophobia in Workshop settings, Wheelworks
  • Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults training
  • Mental Health First Aid training
  • ASIST Suicide Intervention training
  • Brief Solutions Focused Therapy Training
  • Working with Trauma training
  • Working with Self Harm Training
  • Gay Affirmative Therapy Training
  • Qualified Rickter practitioner – an evaluative interview tool used to measure ‘distance travelled’, endorsed by European Social Fund. http://www.rickterscale.com
  • Building Financial Capability in Clients training, through Money for Life Programme
  • Keep it Clear training in using Plain English, through the Educational Guidance Service for Adults
  • Careers Guidance training
  • Introductory NLP training
  • Member of Youth Action
  • Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • Accredited Member of National Counselling Society