About me

Karyn Scott - Mindhealth Counselling (CBT) Lisburn

Everyone can find it difficult to cope or feels sad at times and talking to someone about the difficulties you are experiencing can be the first step to recovery. Mindhealth Counselling is conveniently located in Hillsborough, close to Belfast, Banbridge, Lisburn, Newry, Saintfield Ballynahinch and Newcastle. I am a professionally qualified Counsellor specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for individuals and couples experiencing a wide range of emotional, psychological and behavioural difficulties, including Anxiety disorders such as Generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, PTSD etc, Mood disorders including Depression and Post Natal Depression and life stressors such as job loss, divorce, bereavement, jealousy etc

I offer a private, confidential and non-judgemental environment where clients can discuss their concerns and difficulties with a professional and fully qualified counsellor.

I am fully trained and professionally qualified to work with a wide range of issues and disorders.  Please take a look at the website www.mindhealthcounselling.com for information about myself, CBT and mood and anxiety disorders..

Anyone can benefit from CBT. I work with adolescents 16 years + and Adults. CBT has been proven to be highly effective in the treatement of a range of disorders including:

Difficulties I work with include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Low Self Esteem

  • Stress

  • Panic Attacks/Panic Disorder

  • Social Anxiety

  • Phobias

  • Sleep Problems

  • Assertion Skills

  • Anger

  • Work Related Difficulties

  • Grief/Bereavement

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Eating Disorders

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

  • Jealousy
  • Low confidence

Training, qualifications & experience

Company Director: Karyn Scott B.A.Hons: P.G.Dip CBT: MBACP
Qualifications: B.A.Hons Degree in Political Science - Queens Univeristy Belfast 1991Diploma in Generic Counselling Skills - Rusland University 2001P.G.Diploma CBT - Belfast Cognitive Therapy Centre 2008


I have worked for many years helping individuals who are experiencing feelings of distress, sadness, despair, stress, relationship or family issues and anxiety. I have worked in a wide variety of settings from GP surgeries, Health and Social Care Trusts to private and community settings.  I have treated many patients with a wide range of disorders including: depression, anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), childhood sexual abuse, eating disorders, low self esteem, anger and relationship difficulties.

I have been a CBT course trainer and supervisor on both Post-graduate and Certificate Courses in Cognitive Therapy and have delivered CBT based Stress Control courses for HSCNI - Belfast Trust.  I also have experience of working with individuals using Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) which has been endorsed  by NICE as a highly effective form of Relapse Prevention in the treatment of Depression.

I am a fully registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adheres to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. In adhering to these guidelines, I receive regular supervision in order to maintain best practice.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with



Confidence building

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Additional information

Fees are charged on an hourly basis and due at the end of each session.

  • Assessment session (60 mins): £45 (This is the first session and will assess your current difficulties along with your suitability for CBT)
  • Single session (60 mins): £45
  • Block bookings : Block booking of 6 sessions £240; block booking of 10 sessions £380 (fees must be paid in advance to qualify for discounted rate)l
  • Cancellations: As time is allocated from our diary which could have been given to another client cancellations are charged at £20 if less than 24 hours notice is given.

Fees are reduced for students and the unemployed please contact regarding this.

Our aim is to make counselling available to all so if you feel that you really need help but find the fees prohibitive please contact us to discuss this.


Mon - 9:30am – 5:30pm Tues - 9:30am – 5.30pm Wed- 9:30am – 7.30pm Thurs- 9:30am – 5.30pm Fri- 9:30am – 12 noon Sat - 9.30am - 12 noon Sun - CLOSED

23 Combermere
County Down
BT26 6DQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Karyn Scott

Karyn Scott