Brian Doherty - Counsellor & Bereavement Counsellor, UUFDSC, MBACP

Brian Doherty - Counsellor & Bereavement Counsellor, UUFDSC, MBACP

BT44 9QD

07597 007158

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BT44 9QD

07597 007158

About me

As the dark winter days come to an end and the increasingly longer, brighter days of spring herald the onset of summer, it is a time when many of us feel an increased vulnerability to the fast pace and stresses of everyday life.

As a result, this can impact our moods, eating and sleeping patterns and our lifestyle in general.  This can, in turn, exacerbate feeling of loss and change which we have experienced in the past.

If you find this resonates with your life at present then perhaps 'talking therapy' can help....

Sometimes life's journey finds us standing at a crossroads without direction. Let me help you find the way ahead!

My approach

As an integrative therapist, I provide a safe, confidential, therapeutic environment conducive to growth and change where you can express yourself honestly without fear of reproach or judgement.

This acceptance, honesty and understanding allow you to delve deeper into yourself, where you can ask yourself: “If this counsellor can accept me, why can’t I?”

What I hope you will get from therapy

The ultimate goal of therapy is self-acceptance so you can experience life to the full.

I believe that all therapy should be structured in such a way as to maximise your insight into the cause of your behaviour. This helps with ongoing assessment by providing evidence of how the historical setting has contributed to the present problems.

Berne (1966) says "we can heal the past in the present in order to assure the future."

As an integrative counsellor, I am afforded the flexibility to tailor therapy to client needs. This is a fluid process of identifying and understanding these needs, reflection upon best fit theoretical application and evaluation.

With this in mind, I will ask you initially;

“What is it that you want from therapy? What is the goal?”

I hope as we journey together that I can help you gain insight which can, in turn, help you identify problems, unused opportunities and resources.

How to get started

Please either phone me or email me to set up an initial session. Together we will establish your needs and the direction you would like to go. It gives us an opportunity decide if I am the right therapist for you. Should this be agreed, a contract of six sessions would usually be offered, followed by a review of our work together. If appropriate an extended contract will then be offered.

This means that we will both commit to ongoing therapy until you feel that the work is complete.


My hours are from 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday but I will upon request arrange after hours or weekend sessions to suit client needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FdSc in counselling studies (commendation)
  • Level 4 Certificate in counselling studies (distinction)
  • Child Protection
  • Mental health first aid training
  • Kids, alcohol and sexual health training
  • Bereavement workshop
  • The wisdom of the body - psychodynamic workshop
  • Addressing issues of anxiety - psychodynamic workshop
  • The concept of self- psychodynamic workshop
  • Sexual abuse workshop - nexus

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£40 per hourly session

For more details please don't hesitate to call or email

Further information

These are some of my areas of special interest:




Maps & Directions

Ballymena, BT44 9QD

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None



Types of client

Young people
Older adults