Kirsty Coughlin

Reg. MBACP, Fd in Integrative Counselling, B.T Practitioner
Banbridge, Down, BT32
07720 764 057 07720 764 057

About me

About Me

My name is Kirsty and I am a qualified therapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Through placements, volunteering and paid employment, I have a wealth of experience helping women and men who need help making sense of the past, staying grounded in the present and rationalising anxieties of the future. 

I also have a specialist interest in Perinatal Counselling. I am currently the only therapist in NI to be trained in Birth Trauma Resolution Therapy, accredited by the Royal College of Midwives, considered ‘gold standard’. 

Areas covered: 

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Low mood due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum
  • Difficult Pregnancy 
  • Traumatic Birth/PTSD
  • Intrusive/Unwanted Negative Thoughts 
  • Postnatal Depression 
  • Postnatal Anxiety 
  • Postnatal OCD 
  • Attachment Issues and Infant Brain Development 
  • Interpersonal Relationships 

If you can resonate with any of the above, please do not suffer in silence. 
Contact me and we can arrange to meet in a calm, therapeutic environment. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Grad. Birth Trauma Practitioner Training 
    (Accred. Royal College of Midwives) 
  • Ulster University Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling 
  • Ulster University Certificate in Counselling Studies 
  • CPCAB Certificate inn Counselling Skills 
  • Perinatal Mental Health Study Day (QUB) 
  • Solihull Approach 
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Certified Counsellor (BACP & OU)
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Mental Health First Aid 
  • Child Protection Training 
  • AWARE: Mood Matters 
  • Working with Psychiatric Drugs (BACP)
  • Polyvagal Theory Training 
  • Access NI Certificate

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.


£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Cash or Bank Transfer accepted 


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Further information

Unsure if counselling is for you?
Anxious of opening up and putting your trust in someone?
Contact me today for a free of charge consultation where we can briefly introduce ourselves and discuss a little more about the service 


Type of session

In person

Key details

AccessNI check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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