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Darren F Magee, MBACP, NCS Prof Accred

Belfast, Antrim, BT9 5HL
07771 707652 07771 707652
Belfast, Antrim, BT9 5HL

About me

During the current situation with COVID19, for health and safety all sessions will be provided by either telephone or video call and the cost will only be £35

Sometimes we may feel we've lost our way or we struggle to cope with life's difficulties. Counselling can provide you with the time and space to make sense of how and why you feel the way you do, and help you learn better ways of coping.

I provide a private, safe and comfortable place where you can explore the uncomfortable. A place where you won’t feel judged and where you can gain a clearer understanding of what might lie behind your present feelings and gain new coping skills in many areas of difficulty.

I can help with many feelings, experiences and difficulties in your life, for example feelings of grief and experiences of trauma. I can help with phobias, relationship difficulties, addiction and obsessions and help you to overcome self defeating feelings and behaviours and provide an opportunity to live your life the way you want to.

I have many years experience working with individuals, couples and groups.

I am an Anxiety UK approved therapist

I am a BUPA recognised therapist

I am author of the books 'When It's Him' and, 'Surviving Other People's Self Esteem'

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling
Transformative Mediation

I have many years experience working with couples, individuals and groups in areas as diverse as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, anger, affairs and betrayals, bereavement, phobias, sexual issues, low self esteem and low self confidence, gambling, internet addiction, sex addiction, pornography addiction, emotional abuse, smoking, self harm, sexuality, identity issues, work related stress, personality disorders, bullying, carer support issues, chronic illness, ME, Fibro Myalgia, cancer, trauma and eating disorders.

I make sure my practice is up to date and have attended further training in areas such as Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Anger Management, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Gestalt therapy, Psychosynthesis and Cognitive Behavioural Interventions.

I have been trained to use the Rewind Technique for working with trauma

Member organisations

BACP

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

suicide ideation
male victims of abuse
familes affected by suicide
internet addiction
shopping addiction
fear of confrontation
call out service for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses
identity issues
couples
depression
relationship difficulties
anger management
affairs and betrayals
bereavement, phobias
sexual issues
low self esteem and low self confidence
gambling
internet addiction
sex addiction
pornography addiction
emotional abuse
smoking
self harm
sexuality
identity issues
work related stress
personality disorders
bullying
carer support issues
chronic illness
ME
Fibro Myalgia
cancer
trauma
eating disorders

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

During current health situation all sessions will be conducted either by telephone or video call at the cost of £35

Further information

I am author of the books 'Surviving Other People's Self-Esteem' and 'When it's Him' about men who suffer abuse
I am a member of the NI Counselling Forum

142 Malone Road
Belfast
Antrim
BT9 5HL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm. Saturday 9am to 3pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In supervision I believe it is important to have a good collaborative working relationship so I offer a free initial and informal half hour session where we can both discuss our expectations and requirements.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Darren F Magee, MBACP, NCS Prof Accred

Darren F Magee, MBACP, NCS Prof Accred