Karen McCleary MBACP NCS acc Counselling with CBT and DBT in Belfast

Karen McCleary MBACP NCS acc Counselling with CBT and DBT  in Belfast

A2 Anna House
37A Upper Dunmurry Lane
BT17 0AA

07411 862552

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About me

Integrative Counsellor specialising in CBT and DBT providing reflective space to explore the situations, negative thinking, relationships, loss, sadness, family issues or unwanted behaviours that impact on the quality of everyday life.

At times you may be unsure as to what is troubling you and it can be difficult to put it into words, preventing you from exploring it, leaving you feeling confused, misunderstood or unhappy. Counselling is time out removed from family and friends providing therapeutic space to gain tools to express yourself and to explore what might help you. By helping you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, my intention is to help you develop a more fulfilling quality of life.

Helping you to deal with issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Decision making, Loss or Bereavement, Anger Management, Low Self esteem or confidence, Eating disorders, Life Changes, Weight Loss, Eating Disorders, Bullying, Academic Stress, Personal and Family Relationships, Trauma, Affairs and Betrayal , Self Harm, Suicidal Ideation, Lack of achievements.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate Counselling Level 3
  • University of Ulster Higher Education Diploma Counselling Level 5
  • CPCAB Diploma Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 5
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Training Skills
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Child Protection Training
  • Anxiety UK approved Therapist

I am an Anxiety UK approved therapist and provide telephone and skype counselling to those with a range of levels of anxiety. For clients with high levels of Depression or Anxiety telephone counselling provides counselling in your home environment and can be a step towards Face to Face Counselling. Telephone Counselling can benefit those who are restricted by a lack of Transport or with family commitments.

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£40 per session

At the first session we can meet and you can bring any queries or apprehensions that you may have. If you decide that we could work together we will schedule further sessions suitable for us both depending on work patterns and family commitments.

I work flexible hours allowing for work shift patterns and family commitments. If you have any queries I can be contacted via the email link above, by text or mobile. If you reach my voice mail when I am working, please leave a message as to how and when you wish to be contacted. I will respond to queries asap.

Maps & Directions

Belfast, BT17 0AA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


morning, evening and weekend appointments available

Types of client

Older adults