David Hanley MBACP Accredited Counsellor Psychotherapist
You are probably searching for help for yourself or a close friend who is struggling with life.
You are not alone.
Research shows that more of us are struggling with mental health than ever before, with 1 in 4 of us expected to suffer from a mental health issue this year. It isn’t easy to admit to ourselves that we are struggling, but taking this step could be the first step in your path to a more balanced life without the intense feelings you have struggled with from symptoms of depression or anxiety.
I provide CBT Therapy for individuals who are struggling with their current and long term problems and want to change how they feel and behave in certain situations. I provide a confidential, non-judgemental, accepting, warm, empathic experience where you will feel safe and able to reveal your deepest fears and painful experiences so that together we can take the first steps in helping you to feel more content with yourself and your life.
We can explore how your thoughts and actions affect your mood and the sensations in your body. My aim is to give you the tools required to help you achieve your goals and maintain your progress by continuing to use these tools long after you finish counselling.
Common difficulties that I work with include Depression, Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, Social Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Sexual Abuse, Low Self Esteem and Addiction. I work with individuals using comfortable therapy rooms in Belfast.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Accredited Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Social Anxiety
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Health Anxiety
- Low Self Esteem
- Panic Attacks
- Worry (GAD)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
The fee for each 60 minute session is £40.
I believe therapy should be accessible for everyone so I offer discounts for the unemployed, students, those on low income and O.A.P.
Pro Bono sessions are available in special circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Afternoon and evening sessions available.
Types of client