Anthony Mark Henderson-Begg

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FdSc Counselling, MBACP (Accred), NCPS Accred, M.A. (Cantab)
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Antrim BT41
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer a safe space to talk about anything which may be of concern in your life, which we can then explore at your own pace, to make sense of things, resolve difficult feelings and make positive change. It can sometimes be difficult to talk to family and friends, and having someone to listen without judgement can make all the difference. Counselling can also help us to understand how the past has affected our present life and relationships, helping us to connect to who we really are and to be happier as our true self, which is our human birthright. Counselling can also enable a secure attachment which can help to heal past wounds.

I have worked in a GP surgery, privately, with Agencies like Mindwise and RCN, and abroad, with young people and adults, helping with issues such as anxiety/panic, depression, abuse, trauma, relationship problems etc. As an integrative counsellor, I offer a range of therapies, short and long-term, depending on need and preference, with people of all ethnic origins.

I work towards holistic healing with Western psychotherapy techniques, which where desired, I might combine with Eastern techniques for balancing the energy system to help release old blockages, past traumas, as well as tackling current difficulties and negative beliefs using skills and strategies to become more calm, less stressed, more hopeful and better able to enjoy life to the full.

I believe the relationship between client and therapist is of utmost importance in any therapeutic work, and I will work collaboratively in a way that benefits you. We will explore what it is that you would like to achieve in counselling and work to your agenda. Let's talk via a call/message, or meet for a session to assess our suitability to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • UU Foundation Degree in Counselling, (FdSc, University of Ulster)
  • UU Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Studies, (University of Ulster)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, (University of Liverpool, England)
  • B.A.Hons degree in History and Philosophy, (St John’s College, University of Cambridge, England.)
  • M.A. (1976) (University of Cambridge, England)

Professional Registrations

Registered with General Teaching Council for England and General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (Tr.Ref.No.202433 & GTCNI Reg. No. 1366873)

MBACP Accred. (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Membership no.00798455

Accred. Member, NCS (National Counselling Society) NCS16-03363

Continued Professional Development/Experience

  • OCN NI Level 3 Certificate in Tackling Substance Misuse. 
  • OCN Level 3 Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People. 
  • NSPCC Childline counselling and Schools Volunteer Training. 
  • Educare (NSPCC) Certificates on Preventing Bullying Behaviour, Child Protection Awareness and Children’s Rights.
  • Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection.
  • Suicide Prevention and Risk Management.
  • Mental Health First Aid MHFA Northern Ireland, HSC Public Health Agency.
  • ASCERT Certificates in aspects of Substance Misuse and alcohol awareness.
  • ASIST workshops in suicide first aid.
  • Brief Solution Focussed Training.
  • Suicide Prevention Training. 
  • Understanding Self-Harm. Championing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.
  • I have more than 600 hours of counselling experience as Childline Helpline counsellor (Belfast) 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£35.00 - £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • Single session for individuals - £40
  • Single session for couples - £45
  • 6 sessions paid for upfront for individuals - £210 (at £35 per session)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Can be flexible according to needs of client and availability of room bookings.

Further information

I work with clients who may be struggling with anxiety and stress or depression, or trauma, often related to relationships or family. Initially we would deeply examine your issues, and together make a plan to address them in various ways that help you get your life back on track. Most of my clients see a gradual lifting of symptoms after several sessions and then sustained improvement thereafter.

41 Mull Road, Antrim, County Antrim, BT41 2TR

16 High Street, Antrim, BT41 4AN

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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