Olcan Mc Ateer MNCS (Accred), Registered MBACP.

Olcan Mc Ateer MNCS (Accred), Registered MBACP.

16-20 Queen St
Mid Ulster
BT45 6AE

123 Staffordstown Road
BT41 3LH

07849 511369

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16-20 Queen St
Mid Ulster
BT45 6AE

123 Staffordstown Road
BT41 3LH

07849 511369

About me

Welcome to my profile.

Thank you for visiting my profile. I am an Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the National Counselling Society (NCS)  and a Registered Member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Both these organisations are recognised Professional Bodies and my membership offers you assurance that I adhere to a strict code of ethics when working with my clients.

I am a Person Centred Counsellor however my approach is adaptable and I integrate aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy, when supporting my clients. This support may include revisiting past events that are still causing concern, helping you to manage a difficulty that you face in your life right now, and/or assisting you to identify changes that you can make to enhance your life in the future.

Some of the issues that I specialise in are; Bereavement/Grief & Loss, Anger Management, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Phobias, Addiction, Depression, Suicidal thoughts, Self esteem & Low confidence and I am also available to help you with any other worry or concern that is troubling you.

I work with young people (over 16), adults, all couples, and families.

What you can expect when you contact me.

I will offer you a FREE 30/40min appointment, usually within a few days, to give you the opportunity to come along to ask any questions that you may have. This initial appointment is like a two way interview and I will not pressurise you to explore or disclose things that you are not quite ready to talk about.

Does Counselling Work?

Counselling does work and it doesn't necessarily require a long term commitment. At the end of our first session, if we both feel that we can work together, I usually suggest that we have three further sessions with a review at the end of the third. After a review of our work we will discuss your options.

Who comes to Counselling?

Everyone can benefit from counselling and more and more people of all ages and backgrounds are now looking at counselling as an option. Initially it can be quite difficult to open up and share your thoughts and feelings with a stranger, but as the therapeutic relationship gets stronger it does get easier. In fact it can be easier to talk to me because I am a Trained Counsellor and I will be more likely to encourage and respect your opinions and to support you as you make decisions.

Relationship counselling.

This is not restricted to couples and is available to everyone who would like to improve their relationship with a loved one e.g. a parent & son/daughter, siblings or extended family members.

Where can we meet?
I offer counselling in "The Amber Room" @ InVOLve House Magherafelt in the heart of Mid Ulster, a safe and comfortable environment in which you can take time to explore the issues which are causing you concern.

Training, qualifications & experience

Member of the National Counselling Society (Accredited)
Registered Member with BACP
Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Addictions Training
Couples Counselling Training.
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Trained BSV with Cruse (Bereavement)
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Child Protection & Vulnerable Adult Training
Self-Harm- The Intoxicated Client Training
Therapy Law Training Workshop
Kids, Alcohol & Sexual Health Training
Introduction to Post - Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) Training.

I have experience of working with adults and young people and I offer support to anyone who is experiencing difficulties across a wide range of issues. Currently I volunteer with Cruse and I see how counselling can be so beneficial to people who are distressed or traumatised as a result of a bereavement.

I am always on the lookout for courses and workshops which I feel will enhance my development as a counsellor and I adhere strictly to the BACP code of ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Professional Standards Authority


Each session lasts one hour and costs £30.

I offer reduced fees for those who are unemployed and for students.

Further information

For further information please contact me by phone or email. If I am unable to answer your telephone call immediately, please leave a short message and I will endeavour to contact you promptly.

Maps & Directions

Magherafelt, BT45 6AE
Randalstown, BT41 3LH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Daytimes, evenings and most weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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