Deborah McCullough BSc (Hons) Acc, CBT, CCYP.

Deborah McCullough BSc (Hons) Acc, CBT, CCYP.

Co. Antrim

BT41 6UF

07548 080806

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Co. Antrim

BT41 6UF

07548 080806

About me

Deborah McCullough BSc (Hons), Acr NCS, Dip coun, CCYP; TGS; CBT, Ms EFT, Ms ED.

Hello, my name is Deborah, welcome to my profile and well done for making the first step!

Below you will learn more about me, my confidential services, specialist qualifications and extensive experience. You can also visit my website for more details

It's natural to feel some anxiety about starting this process but it is extremely rewarding. It is intended to be life-changing but we will work together to make sure that you feel safe and valued at every step of the way. I provide a trusting, professional and non-judgmental counselling service. Whatever you say will be treated confidentially and responded to without criticism at all times.

Counselling promotes self-awareness, helping to understand behaviour and make any possible changes. When you are in a challenging situation sometimes it is difficult to get a clear perspective. Counselling helps to unravel problems so you can gain greater understanding and move towards healing.

If required I provide a free service before we make any bookings, a 10/15 minute conversation on the telephone. I can answer any questions you may have, gain some information about your current situation and ensure I am the most suitable counsellor to meet your needs.

"Why continue to be limited by difficult or painful thoughts, feelings, behaviours or beliefs when, with the right tools, you can be free to live your life to the full!"

Training, qualifications & experience


I completed my first counselling course in 1997, and have been working as a full-time Counsellor from 2006. I have worked within various settings including - private, community, schools, further education colleges and crisis helplines. I have worked with clients of all ages and I have extensive experience in a diverse range of issues.

At present I work as a Counsellor and Trainer with South West & Northern Regional Colleges. I deliver 1:1 counselling sessions and design, deliver and develop training courses to promote well being and mental health. At present I have a busy counselling practice in Antrim town, and provide daytime and evening appointments to adults, teenagers and children.

I have gained experience in working with various organisations including Lenadoon Counselling, Lifeline, ContactNI, Antrim Counselling Centre, REACT and CAMHS. I have gained vast experience in working with a diverse range of issues for people of all ages.

I completed training from National Centre for Eating Disorders and have qualified as a Counsellor in Eating Disorders & Weight Management Practitioner - I work as part of the Life Therapies Team

I am also a 'short break' registered Foster Carer and provide emergency care to children. I feel incredibly grateful for the experience and skills I have learnt in working with these valuable organisations.

Professional Qualifications and Training

  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People
  • Certificate in Gestalt
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in Transgender Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Counselling
  • Master Practitioner in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders & Obesity

I am committed to personal and professional growth and regularly attend continuous professional development courses. I have listed SOME of the training courses I have attended below (a full extensive list can be provided on request).

  • Suicide and Self-harm risk assessing
  • AQA Suicide and Self Harm
  • Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Training
  • Counselling clients with Gender Dysphoria
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Rasing issues of Transgenderism
  • CBT Specific Depression and Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Drugs and Young Persons Development
  • Working with Trauma and Addiction


Sessions are for 60 minutes and are usually weekly.
Twice weekly and fortnightly sessions are also possible and I can offer flexible appointments to fit in with your changing schedule.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me in strictest confidence.
Text or call: 07548080806


GIRES 'The Gender Identity Research & Education Centre'.
Accredited Member of NCS - National Counselling Society
CCC 'Caring for Emotional Health Charity'.
Regional Representative of Northern Ireland for 'The Gender Trust'.

For further information please visit my website at

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£40 per session

Maps & Directions

Antrim, BT41
Ballymena, BT41 6UF

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Day and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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