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About me

I am an Integrative Counsellor specialising in  CBT and DBT theory and tools providing reflective space to explore the situations, negative thinking, relationships, loss, sadness, family issues or unwanted behaviours that impact on the the quality of everyday life. Explore the situation gaining an understanding of the situation and achieve change by building your own toolbox of tools to apply when needed.

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.

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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


£40.00 per session

Additional information

£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.


morning, evening and weekend appointments available

A2 Anna House
37A Upper Dunmurry Lane
BT17 0AA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

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.

Karen McCleary NCS Snr acc

Karen McCleary NCS Snr acc