About me

I set up Lets Talk NI Counselling to empower young people & adults to live with positive emotional health & wellbeing throughout the course of their lives.  My counselling service is available to individuals, regardless of race, gender, religious or sexual orientation. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Counsellor registered with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy. I now have over twenty six years experience working with young people and adults with most complex needs. This work includes support to individuals, group work, training, teaching, special educational needs & disability, families, staff, management, coaching, mentoring and supervision.

I have an established private practice which provides discreet and professional counselling (Psychodynamic, Humanistic/Person Centred & CBT) to young people and adults.  With an aim to meet an ever increasing demand for emotional well-being services & counselling across Northern Ireland & the UK.  

Counselling can be offered face to face, via telephone, or online wherever you may be, whenever you need us.  

I have been able to deliver a wide variety of emotional health well-being support services, awareness sessions & tailored training to individuals, groups & organisations within the public, private, faith & voluntary sectors.  Including Women's Aid, South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust, Army Cadet Force, Youth Justice Agency, Education Authority, Kilcooley Women's Centre.

Get in touch, let's talk!  

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with



£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free 30 minute initial consultation.  

£40 per session. 

Reduced rates for students. 

BT23 4EA


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

AccessNI check

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Bryan McGarvey

Bryan McGarvey