Anne McCann

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BSc., MSc.,Post Grad Dip in CBT, BABCP (ACCRED)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Ballymena, Antrim, BT42 1FL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Screen%20shot%202012-09-11%20at%2011.35.As a professionally qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I understand that making the decision to attend for counselling can be a challenging one and I, therefore, provide my service in a discrete setting that ensures complete confidentiality and privacy.

I offer confidential counselling to clients experiencing conditions ranging from depression and severe anxiety to phobias and low self-esteem, from OCD and addictions to difficulties socialising with friends, from workplace stresses and unhappiness to anger.
Please see below a full list of the conditions and problems with which I can help and treat.

I understand how, at times, problems can appear overwhelming and solutions difficult to find. Help is at hand. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a proven success based therapy which can be applied to many conditions and problems. Research has shown that CBT is the treatment of choice in many areas from depression and anxiety to phobias and substance abuse.

Solutions to many of these conditions and problems lie within us all; CBT is a highly effective therapy which will provide you with the tools and skills necessary to find and maintain your personal solution.

As a cognitive behavioural therapist, I have helped many clients gain the self-confidence and beliefs necessary to enable them to overcome the negative self-defeating behaviours that have caused much of their personal difficulties and distress. With 15 years working experience in the Health Service, I bring a wide range of knowledge and skills to my private practice.

Why Choose CBT?

Cognitive behavioural therapy identifies and lets you change your own unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour.

It will help you gain greater control over your moods and behaviour.

It will provide you with new skills to help face and deal with present and future difficult challenges in your life

Who can benefit from CBT?Screen%20shot%202012-09-11%20at%2011.41.

Anyone can benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy
as it is easily applied to many everyday situations.

Most importantly, you do not have to have been diagnosed with a particular condition to gain help from this form of counselling.

CBT is a results-based therapy and successful outcomes can be reached in 6-8 weeks of treatment. Some clients may require a longer period of treatment.

Cross Professional and Counselling Supervision

I provide counselling supervision for recently qualified counsellors and students.
I also provide supervision for individuals working in community, voluntary and Church-based organisations.

My aim as a supervisor is to provide a safe environment which will promote improved effectiveness as a professional and develop personal growth and self-care.

COVID 19 Pandemic

Since restrictions imposed by  COVID19 Pandemic have been lifted I am now offering face to face sessions and online sessions are also available.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Sociology & Psychology
MSc Health & Social Services
Post Grad Dip in CBT
Post Grad Dip in Advanced Reflexive Supervision

Member of:
BABCP Accredited                               
Northern Ireland Care Council

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (worry)
Sleep Problems



£65.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

£60 per Hour online sessions

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available for online appointments on Tuesdays from 1-6pm

And on Thursdays from 9am to 5pm

Online fee is £60 for 1 hour session.

30 minute sessions are also available and fee is £30

Further information

Premises have disabled access and free car parking on site.

Registered with the main Private Health Care  Insurance Groups including BUPA, AVIVA,h3, Cigna.

2 The Courtyard, Galgorm Castle, Galgorm, Ballymena, Antrim, BT42 1FL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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