Q1 2024

SME News Q1 2024 / 14 Hilary’s work with integrative counselling is a holistic approach to therapy that combines several different therapeutic elements and helps clients explore their emotional, mental, physical, social, and spiritual wellbeing. By focusing on the whole person, integrative counselling aims to create balance between the body, mind, and spirit. Additionally, Hilary offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Humanistic Therapy. Her clients come from all walks of life and approach counselling for a variety of reasons. With her services, Hilary aims to help clients face unresolved issues and find meaning and purpose in their lives. As a counsellor, Hilary adheres to the BACP ethical framework which outlines counsellors’ commitment to clients and the ethics they abide by such as values, principles, and personal moral qualities. H. Phillips Counselling remains steadfast in its core values of autonomy, confidentiality, empathy, honesty, and justice. By maintaining these values, Hilary helps clients question their assumptions and reconnect with their authentic selves. Hilary shares, “Every counsellor is unique in their own way, offering different ways of working with the clients they have. I try to be open and encouraging. There is nothing too big or too small to talk about. I try to get the client to see themselves in a more positive light, knowing they may have lost sight of how important they are. Everyone has competitors, and a little competition is healthy. With counselling, it is the client who chooses the therapist with whom they resonate with. By working together, we can build a very fulfilling therapeutic relationship.” In the ever-changing counselling industry, crucial conversations about mental health remain ongoing. Through these conversations, society reduces the stigma around mental health and normalises talking openly about wellbeing. More people are now seeking talking therapies and men are more likely than ever to try counselling. At a time when NHS waiting lists are at an all-time high, clients are reaching out to private counsellors for support. Since the pandemic, counsellors have had to adapt their services with virtual therapy solutions. Although H. Phillips Counselling is based in Northern Ireland, Hilary’s services are accessible to clients across the UK online or by telephone. As a business owner, Hilary constantly seeks new ways to enhance her practice offerings. All counsellors are required to undertake a minimum of 30 CPD (Continued Personal Development) hours per year, and Hilary embraces this opportunity to enhance her skillset. She is proud of her profession and is enthusiastic about what the future holds for her esteemed practice. H. Phillips Counselling provides dedicated support to a diverse range of clients and offers tailored therapeutic approaches to suit clients’ unique requirements. Hilary's integrated counselling aims to promote healing at all levels, help clients gain greater self-awareness, and empower them to make better choices. With her years of experience, Hilary helps her clients learn new coping mechanisms to navigate through difficult times and move forward with their lives. Hilary Phillips’s empowering counselling has led her to receive our award for Most Empowering Integrative Psychotherapist & Holistic Counsellor. Contact: Hilary Phillips Company: H Phillips Counselling Web Address: https://www.hphillipscounselling.co.uk Most Empowering Integrative Psychotherapist & Holistic Counsellor (Northern Ireland): Hilary Phillips Located in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, H. Phillips Counselling provides essential services that help promote good mental health and wellbeing. Established by psychotherapist Hilary Phillips, her confidential counselling practice provides clients with invaluable tools to support their wellness journey. Hilary offers her services as an integrative psychotherapist and holistic counsellor, using a blended approach of counselling from different elements of specific therapies. With her bespoke counselling, Hilary supports clients as they work together to achieve their wellbeing goals. For her empathetic services, we have bestowed Hilary Phillips with a Northern Irish Enterprise Award. As the owner and sole member of her counselling practice, Hilary Phillips offers specialised therapeutic solutions that can be tailored to clients’ individual needs. Hilary is a fully qualified psychotherapist (Dip. Couns MBACP) and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She is also an accredited registrant of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (MNCPS Accred) and a registered member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (MFNT). H Phillips Counselling