About us

Welcome to our profile.

Achieve Wellbeing is a unique personal counselling service working with individuals and couples in a fantastic location in the town centre of Magherafelt, within a newly renovated building, redeveloped to house a number of community based organisations.

We provide a professional confidential and friendly service, in a safe and comfortable environment, where you can feel at ease to be yourself. You will be in the driving seat and we will listen to you and help you to clarify your issues, whether they're in the past, present or future.

Some of the issues that we specialise in are; Bereavement/Grief & Loss, Anger Management, Anxiety, Generalised anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Phobias, Relationship issues, Addiction, Depression, Suicidal thoughts, Self-esteem & Low confidence. We are also available to help you with any other worry or concern that is troubling you.

Couples/Relationship/Marriage counselling is also available in "The Amber Room" for those who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships, couples who wish to learn new skills to improve their relationships and for those who are preparing for marriage.

Training, qualifications & experience

Martin Larkham
Registered Accredited Member with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and Registered Accredited Member NCS (National Counselling Society) 
Adv Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy                                            Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Practice                                                        Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Level 4 Certificate in supporting Young People and Suicide
NOCN Level 2 Building Capacity
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Drug Awareness Studies and Their Applications
(ASSIST) Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Mental Health First Aid
NOCN Young People and Sexuality
Post Foundation Drug Awareness
ILM level 3 (Leading teams effectively)
ILM level 5 (Leadership & Management)Addictions Training
Couples counselling training
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Bereavement Care for Adults, Children and Young People
Child Protection- Keeping Children Safe Training
Vulnerable Adults Protection- Keeping Adults Safe Training
Self Awareness & Stress Training
LGBT Awareness & Workshops

Martin has vast has experience of working with adults, young people and children incorporating a wide range of issues and difficulties.
Martin continually develops himself by attending courses and workshops and complies with the BACP and NCS Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

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Additional information

Each session lasts approx one hour and costs £40. (individual or couples sessions).


Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9am-9pm Weekends Saturday 9:00 - 4:00

Further information

We welcome contact by phone or email so please contact us for further information, queries or to make an appointment. We value good service, therefore if we are not able to answer your telephone call  immediately please leave a short message and we will endeavour to contact you promptly.

InVOLve House
18-20 Queen Street
Magherafelt Mid Ulster
BT45 6AB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Achieve Wellbeing Counselling Services Magherafelt

Achieve Wellbeing Counselling Services Magherafelt