Holly Reid


2017-present      Diploma in Coaching, ongoing

2016-2017           Diploma in Mindfulness, Distinction, Centre of Excellence

2009-2013          FdSc Counselling, Distinction, University of Ulster

2008-2009         Certificate Counselling Studies, Distinction, University of Ulster

2007-2008         Masters Irish Visual Culture, Distinction, University of Ulster

2002-2005         BA (Hons) Fine & Applied Art, 2:1, University of Ulster

2001-2002          Certificate Foundation Studies in Art & Design, University of Ulster

professional memberships and training

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychoherapists (MBACP Accred.), and am on the BACP register of counsellors, which aims to provide clients with a way to search counsellors who meet industry standards. I currently have over 600 hours counselling experience, all covered by clinical supervision with BACP accredited supervisors. To supplement my qualifications, I have completed a number of courses and trainings to support my therapeutic, community and education work.

  • Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult training
  • Mental Health First Aid training
  • Suicide and Self Harm Risk Assessment training
  • ASIST Suicide Intervention training
  • Brief Solutions Focused Therapy training
  • Working with Trauma training
  • Compassionate Working with Self Harm training
  • Gay Affirmative Therapy training
  • Working with Sexual & Domestic Violence training
  • Counselling work with Marginalised Groups training
  • Legal Issues and Record Keeping for Counselling training
  • Working with children and young people training – Childline
  • Integrating Artwork into Counselling Practice – BACP
  • Mind-Ed online modules in working with children and young people
  • Addressing issues around disability, sexuality & discrimination in group work – Wheelworks
  • Building Financial Capability in Clients training – Educational Guidance Service for Adults
  • Keep it Clear training – use of plain English in materials – EGSA
  • Careers Guidance training – Belfast Metropolitan College
  • Introductory NLP training


May 2016-Present       Sessional Counsellor, The Aisling Centre, Enniskillen

Feb 2016-Present        Sessional Counsellor, The Ely Centre, Enniskillen

March 2009-Present  discover:develop Facilitation, Self-Employed

Jan 2012-Oct 2017      Counsellor, Lifeline and Contact NI

2010–2013                    Educational Mentor, QUB & Belfast Metropolitan College

2008–2011                    Progress Project Officer/PT Lecturer, Belfast Metropolitan College

2007–2008                   WISE Project Assistant/PT Lecturer, BIFFHE


2018-present development of mindfulness-based therapeutic group work in a horticultural setting, for individuals affected by the NI conflict

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