Deborah Oktar-Campbell

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Counsellor - MSc Counselling - MBACP (Reg)
Available for new clients
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Ballymena, BT42
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Face to face zoom and telephone sessions.

I have been a professional health practitioner as a Nurse (1996) and a Counsellor (2010).  I am an integrative therapist with a strong person centered base.  I offer 1:1 counselling within an ethical contracted relationship and I see clients aged over 18.

I offer an assessment session to understand if I can meet your needs.

I feel very privileged to share the journey with my clients and I understand how challenging making a decision to come for counselling can be so thank you for reaching out. I can assure you of a confidential space where I will listen to you in a non-judgemental way.

If you are ready to take this step then please do call me or if you prefer to email or text I can come back to you.  Sometimes its hard to make that first call.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc - Masters Counselling and Therapeutic Practice - (University of Ulster) with commendation

FdSc Counselling - (NRC/University Ulster) with commendation

RNA (Registered Nurse for Adults) - Tayside College Nursing and Midwifery Dundee (Live on NMC register)

Diploma Nursing (Abertay University Dundee)

BSc Health Studies (Queens University Belfast)

MBACP- Registered Member of MBACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)

CPCAB level 6 in Therpeutic Counselling Supervision (Belfast Metropolitan College)

I also maintain CPD with specialist courses relating to my client work to enable proficient practice

EXPERIENCE/COUNSELLING (Beginning with most recent)

Private Practice

Health Assured - Part of the Peninsula Group
EBCC - East Belfast Community Counselling
GPs - Broughshane Medical Practice

I hold an enhanced Access NI police check and I am registered with ICO as a data controller adhering to GDPR requirements keeping your information safe.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Special interest in Health Care related issues that require support.  Unique understanding of the vicarious trauma impacting on healthcare professionals due to working through the pandemic.

Experienced in working with Dementia and supporting those affected by loved ones with Dementia.

Experienced in working with those who have work related stress.

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£45.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information


An assessment is offered to ensure needs can be met.  Counselling fees are a personal investment that require commitment to the process to achieve the best results

Counselling £45 per hour

Supervision £50 per hour

Student Counsellors £40 per hour

Fees are payable on each visit

(Company/Corporate fees and payment terms as agreed within SLA)

(Discretionary terms as agreed with Deborah Oktar-Campbell)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I practice within bespoke therapy rooms in Broughshane with direct practice access for confidentiality.

Offering face to face, telephone and zoom sessions,  availability from 0900-2000

Further information

Ballymena, BT42

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

AccessNI check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Our practice is in a rural setting outside Kells. Comfortable and serene, ready to welcome you. Access by car, not on bus route. Free on site parking.

Online platforms



In person

Therapeutic Counselling Supervisor - CPCAB level 6

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Deborah Oktar-Campbell
Deborah Oktar-Campbell