Elaine Hoey

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Bsc (Hons), Dip.Counselling, MBACP (Accred)
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Belfast, County Antrim, BT15
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About me

I am a counsellor, clinical supervisor and trainer specialising in relationship issues, bereavement and psychological trauma.  I hold a 1st class Bsc (Hons) degree in Psychological Trauma Studies from Queens University Belfast and have extensive clinical experience working in the field of trauma including relational, sexual and conflict-related trauma..  I am a Relate NI trained relationship counsellor and a Cruse trained bereavement counsellor.  I am an EMDRIA trained EMDR therapist.  I develop and deliver bespoke trauma training in the private, statutory and community/voluntary sectors.

I offer a confidential non-judgemental counselling service for individuals or couples. I provide a regular space and time for you to explore any issues/problems that may be causing you stress or anxiety and help you find new ways to live your life more effectively.

I can help you to:

  • Understand your feelings
  • Resolve problems
  • Make choices
  • Cope with changes
  • Gain insight and understanding
  • Improve your relationships with others
  • Work through difficult feelings

Some difficulties I can help you with include:

  • Relationship Issues - Relate trained therapist
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma - Bsc (1st class honours) degree in Psychological Trauma Studies
  • Bereavement, loss, grief - Cruse trained therapist
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Health related difficulties
  • Anger
  • Self harm
  • Any other issues that are troubling you

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  Lao Tzu

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

Bsc (1st class) Honours Degree in Psychological Trauma Studies, Queens University Belfast
Advanced Diploma in Counselling - Integrative
Relate NI L5 Diploma in Couple Counselling Theory and Practice
EMDR 1&2 - EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

Cruse Bereavement Care Accredited Bereavement Counsellor and Supervisor
Traumatic Bereavement training
OCN Level 3 - Understanding Domestic Abuse
OCN Level 3 - Trauma and Addiction
DRCC - Issues in the Aftermath of Sexual Abuse
Risk Assessment and Risk Management training
Child Protection training
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
BodyRight Group Facilitator - A Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Programme for Young People

I have a particular interest in the field of trauma and trauma recovery. I have helped many clients who have experienced trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to find resources and coping strategies to relieve associated symptoms and live more effectively.  I develop and deliver trauma training/workshops to organisations across the private, voluntary and statutory sectors. I am an EMDRIA qualified EMDR therapist.

I have worked as a bereavement counsellor with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2009 and have helped many clients to work through their grief and loss. I have experience of working with complex and traumatic grief.  I am a  bereavement support group facilitator.

I have worked in the field of  Domestic and Sexual Abuse since 2008.   I have helped many clients to recover from the impact of trauma they have experienced and to move beyond destructive relationships to develop more healthy, successful relationships.  

I am a Relate NI trained relationship counsellor since 2012 and work with individuals and couples to help them to improve the quality of their relationships


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 - £60.00

Additional information

Individual counselling sessions - face to face, telephone or online (Zoom): £50 (50 minute session)

Couple counselling - face to face or online (Zoom): £60 (50 minute session)

EMDR - £60 per session

Clinical supervision - £45 per hour

*Cash,  bank transfer or card payments accepted

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tues Wed Thurs 9am to 7pm

Further information

Please contact me for more information or to book an appointment.

Belfast, County Antrim, BT15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I offer telephone or online counselling (Zoom) for those who find it difficult to access face to face sessions

Online platforms



In person

Qualified individual and group supervisor. National Counselling Society and Ulster University approved. F2F, zoom and phone sessions available

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Elaine Hoey
Elaine Hoey