About me

Professional background Nursing, commencing 1984.

Counselling background commenced 2000

Speciality is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 2004

Accredited Member of British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

Training, qualifications & experience

September 1982 - March 1984  State Enrolled Nurse

January 1984 - April 1984 .  Registered Mental Nurse

September 1984 - July 1987 Registered General Nurse

September 2000 - June 2002 Person Centred Counselling

July  2000 Diploma in Addiction Studies

November 2003  - Hypnosis Level one

October 2004 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Worked within the Community Mental health service and Psycological Services as CBT Therapist 2004 --2011

Carecall Inspire  2011 - to date

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 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

£45 session


Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Further information

Works from the Gatelodge , 91 Strand Road, Derry

BT48 7NW


Type of session

In person

Types of client


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.

Doris Harkin

Doris Harkin