Denise Grahame - CBT Counselling Services Ltd

Denise Grahame - CBT Counselling Services Ltd

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50 Regent Street
Co Down
BT23 4LP

Abbotsford Institute
2 Malone Road
Co Antrim

07720 089163 / 07815 290452

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About me

Hello, my name is Denise Grahame and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and I am also an accredited counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

In addition, I am registered with BUPA and AVIA to as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

I am passionate about helping my clients and forming a therapeutic relationship.  I also provide self-help literature, Relapse Prevention and I teach clients coping strategies in order to become their own therapists.

I offer an evidenced based counselling service, clients can be assured of a strictly confidential service following the National Institute of Clinical Excellence's (NICE) recommendations and the Ethical Standards of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Association of  Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). 

For further information please visit my website :- (where you can view testimonials), send me an e-mail or we can chat on the phone.

Specialisms include the following areas:-

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety - fear of people, crowds, social situations
  • Specific Phobia, flying, spiders, needles etc
  • Suicide Ideation
  • Health Anxiety
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Obsessive Compulsion Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Anger Management
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma Focused CBT and EMDR
  • Workplace issues
  • Bereavement
  • Self-harm
  • Relationships
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Assertion
  • Addictions
  • Sleep
  • Relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation

Training, qualifications & experience

Denise Grahame MSc BSc (Hons) Psych P/G Dip CBT MBPS
Registered with BUPA and AVIVA as a CBT Psychotherapist

I am the sole Director of CBT Counselling Services Ltd and I have 18 years years experience in the area of mental health. I have worked in most of the 'troubled' areas of Belfast, GP Surgeries, Employment Assisted Programmes (EAP), Private Practice, On-line Therapy, and setting up and managing a CBT service for Praxis Care one of the largest charities in Northern Ireland for  4½ years.

I have also facilitated Stress Control  for Belfast Health and Social Care Trust for 2 years and was elected on to a HUB which meets to allocate GP referrals to counselling organisation.  In addition, I have also worked with the Southern Health and Social Care Trust and the Victims and Survivors Service in Northern Ireland for people affected by the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland and I am currently contracted part-time to work with the South Eastern Health and Social Services Trust.

I am an accredited member with the British Association of Behavioural and Counselling Psychotherapies (BABCP) and an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I also specialises in Trauma Focused CBT and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Focused (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  I also specialise in phobias.  I have completed a two year Post Graduate Diploma in CBT which was accredited by the BACP and I have set up and managed a CBT Counselling Service.  I has vast experience in the area of Mental Health counselling.


  • 'Pay as you go' sessions, single sessions or fortnightly).
  • Single Initial Assessments (1 hour).
  • Skype (suits people who cannot leave the house or time is an issue).
  • Self-help literature provided.
  • Top up' sessions as and when needed.

    Fees are due to qualifications, Accreditation, training and extensive experience.

    It is recommended that clients come for an Initial Assessment and 2 - 4 follow-up sessions close together. Then if they choose they can reduce their sessions to fortnightly in order to spread the cost.

    The number of sessions is relevant to a client's issues but the cost can be spread fortnightly.

Further information

  • I offer a Skype service.
    Evening sessions can be arranged in Newtownards, Belfast or by Skype.
    Registered with BUPA and AVIVA.

For further information please visit my website:, email me or chat with me direct by telephone.

Maps & Directions

Newtownards, BT23 4LP
Belfast, BT9 5BN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

There are a few steps entering the premises but I have a downstairs room.


Hours of Counselling Service:- 9 am - 5 pm (Evening sessions can be accommodated in Newtownards and Belfast)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme