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About me

I am a fully qualified clinical supervisor and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with many years of varied experience gained in psychotherapy, and counselling. I have worked with clients from all age groups and backgrounds on:

  • trauma
  • PTSD
  • bereavement
  • depression
  • suicide
  • anxiety
  • abuse
  • relationship issues
  • and many more presenting issues.

I provide clinical supervision to a wide rage of multidisciplinary professionals, I am also registered with the University of Ulster providing supervision to counselling students. I am also a registered Psychotherapist on the BUPA and Aviva Health register.

My Services

I provide personal psychotherapy, counselling and supervision services in the Newtownabbey and Belfast area. I use various tools and techniques and theories including; psychotherapy, Integrative therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Psychological Trauma, Mindfulness, Person Centred / Humanistic Approach, EMDR, Time Line Therapy, NLP.

Training, qualifications & experience

PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy BABCP (Accred)

Diploma in Advanced Reflective Supervision (Dip.Ad.Ref.Sup.)

MSc (Hons) in Psychotherapy

BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Master Practitioner in NLP


Practitioner in Hypnosis

Practitioner in Time Line Therapy

Practitioner in NLP

Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Skills and studies (level 6)

Dip HE in Counselling (level 5)

Psychological Trauma level 4

Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness.

Working with Self Harm

Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

Grief and Trauma.

Exploring Relational Depth, Prof. Dave Mearns

Compassion Fatigue.

Trauma and Addiction.

Spiritual Accompaniment in a Secular Society the legacy of Carl Rogers.  Professor Brian Thorne

Child Protection Training.

BACP Confidentiality and Record Keeping in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Tim Bond and Barbara Mitchels

Lifeline Training

Clinical Assessment- Risk Assessment, Suicide Prevention & Risk Assessment              

Telephone Counselling and Telephone Assessment.

Understanding Trauma & Trauma Recovery with Adolescents.

Understanding Adolescent Development.

ASSIST Training

Childline Counselling Training.

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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.


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.


Additional information

£75 -£90
Concessionary rates available


Flexible availability

Further information

I am also a supervisor and am registered with the University of Ulster to provide supervision for student counsellors, as well provide personal therapy to student counsellors at a discounted rate.

I can be contacted via email, text or phone and am happy to discuss any queries or concerns.  Alternatively, you can find me on http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/therapists/in/dc5cb1/northern-ireland/newtownabbey/deborah-catherall or visit my website for further information.

I currently offer appointments mon-fri 9-4 Monday to Friday, but can be flexible.

I also offer telephone counselling and skype counselling for clients who have difficulty travelling or have time constraints.

County Antrim

County Antrim

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.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am qualified supervisor offering supervision to a wide range of multidisciplinary professions, such as social workers, doctors, nurses, counsellors, psychotherapists, hypnotherapists, counselling students studying on the University of Ulster programme, occupational therapists as well as many more professionals.

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Deborah Catherall

Deborah Catherall