Declan Harrigan - ND Bsc (Hons) PGDip

Declan Harrigan   -  ND Bsc (Hons) PGDip

6 Whitburn Road
West Lothian

07512 036510

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About me

My name is Declan Harrigan. I began my career in corporate sales while studying Social Policy and Sociology at Magee, University of Ulster. After University and spending an additional 4 years training as a therapist I now have experience in counselling and psychotherapy for over 10 years both in the North of Ireland and since 2012 in West Lothian, Scotland.

My experience in counselling began in the North of Ireland where I worked specifically with those people affected by self-harm or suicidal thoughts / ideation. However, in addition to this work I have also worked with issues such as bullying, sexual orientation, depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship issues, abuse or post Northern Ireland conflict prisoners affected by PTSD to name but a few.

I have worked extensively on anti-sectarianism projects with young people using various counselling approaches in groups to help change their negative thinking about each other and encourage them to look at the similarities instead of the very minimal differences.

I moved to Scotland in 2012 where I have worked with a national charity, the local authority and I am currently a Clinical Director of a new local charity aspiring to reduce waiting times for counselling for young people in the local area and provide them with support when they need it most.

Training, qualifications & experience

Formal Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Care
  • Bsc (Hons) Social Policy & Sociology
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling Theory and Practice

Additional Training

  • ASIST Training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • CEOP Training
  • CSE Training
  • Self-Harm and Suicide
  • Working with Children and Young People
  • Sectarian / Race hate crime
  • Child Protection
  • Vulnerable Adult Training

Member organisations


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Areas of counselling I deal with


        Initial Consultation - £20

        Individual session - £40 per hour

        Couples Therapy- £60

        Family Therapy - £80

        Counselling Student personal therapy - £25 concession

        Maps & Directions

        Bathgate, EH48

        Type of session

        Online counselling: No
        Telephone counselling: No
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair access: Unspecified


        Flexible availability based on needs

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme