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About me

Due to the Covid - 19 situation I am offering telephone/video based counselling in place of face to face sessions.

You may be considering counselling or therapy, to help you with decision making or with relational difficulties. You may be facing a crisis of confidence in your current life. As an experienced and compassionate psychotherapist, I can support you through your current dilemmas and help you develop ideas and strategies that work for you. In the process, periods of stress, anxiousness or mood fluctuations, may be managed by you more effectively.

As a systemically trained psychotherapist, I am interested in all of the influences in your life that have made you the person you are today. Therapeutic work would involve unpackaging the connections that are not working for you and creating a safer, more integrated foundation for subsequent decision making and choices in your life.

My experience as a psychotherapist and a counselling tutor over a 15 year period, has enabled me to build successful therapeutic alliances with individuals, couples and families. A successful therapeutic relationship is one where you will have permission to explore your difficulties without censure and be guided by ethically informed standards.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Systemic Psychotherapy, Queens University Belfast, 2005
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Ulster, 2019
  • Postgraduate Diploma - Guidance & Counselling, University of Ulster, 1998

I am an experienced practitioner who works with people individually, in couples and with families.

My experience includes private practice and work with a number of counselling agencies. I also Lecture on the Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling Practice at North West Regional College.

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy


Telephone/online/video: £50/€55  (block booking x 6 sessions - £45/€50)

Individual/Face to face: £50/€55  (block booking x 6 sessions - £45/€50)

Couple: £70/€80  (block booking x 6 sessions - £60/€70)

Family/three or more members: £80/€90

Each session: 1hr

Further information

Association for Family Therapy & Systemic Practice (AFT) - membership organisation

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) - registration organisation

90A Spencer Road
BT47 6AG

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


Day (including Sat morning) and evening appointments.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Joe McGrann, Systemic Psychotherapist, Registered UKCP

Joe McGrann, Systemic Psychotherapist, Registered UKCP