Gary Arbuthnot MBACP. Dip. Therapeutic Counselling

Gary Arbuthnot MBACP. Dip. Therapeutic Counselling

186 Lisburn Road


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About me

Coming to a place in life were you feel stuck or at a loss as to how to deal with past issues, current situations or future fears is a difficult one. I believe it takes great courage to recognise, seek and accept support at times, it also makes absolute sense for most of us.

Many people who seek counselling cannot fully identify the source of what is disturbing them. Often, difficulties can manifest in the guise of generalised anxiety, sadness, depression or in a feeling of emptiness. My aim is to provide a safe, confidential and accepting place to explore these experiences with a qualified professional.

I have been working with people in crisis since 1994 and have extensive experience in the areas of suicide, addictions and trauma, although my work takes in many other areas of life experiences. I am an integrative therapist, which means I can tailor the treatment to suit each individual.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the professional organisation for members of the counselling professions in the UK.

Please feel free to contact me either by telephone or email, if you are wondering could counselling benefit you. If, following our initial contact, you would like to move forward, we would agree an initial assessment appointment and discuss your needs in greater depth. Working with a therapist you connect and feel safe with is crucial in getting the most from counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills

CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies

CPBAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Additionally I participate in continued personal development through reading, workshops, short courses and research.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£50 per session.

Maps & Directions

Belfast, BT9 6AL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Please contact me either by email or telephone to discuss my current availability. I work in a comfortable therapy room on the Lisburn Road in Belfast.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults