Laura Patterson BSc(Hons), FdSc, MBACP (Accred)

Laura Patterson BSc(Hons), FdSc, MBACP (Accred)

12 The Courtyard
Galgorm Castle
188 Galgorm Road
BT43 1HL


07545 854732

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About me

I provide a safe space for you to work through whatever may be troubling you.  I aim to walk alongside you every step of the way on your therapeutic journey; providing you with individually tailored tools and techniques to work through your difficulties as we go along.

Although integratively trained my practice is psychodynamic in focus which involves working at a deeper level to access the origins of what is troubling you; this allows us to work with the source of the problem thus ‘getting it out by the roots’.

I consider therapy to be a process of enlightenment where we get to know ourselves better.  I am of the opinion insight is the best tool one can have in therapy; and by helping you gain a sense of understanding into what is really going on for you and where it may have originated, you can then make changes to facilitate a happier and more fulfilling life.

I am also a fully qualified relate trained couples/relationship therapist. I am to help you work through your difficulties together as you reconnect with your relationship strengthened.

I offer an initial assessment appointment where we get to know each other and I can get a feel of what's going on for you.  If you are happy and wish to continue we will review on a six weekly basis to ensure you are continuing to get what you need from our work together.

I offer flexible appointment times in the Ballymena area to include evenings and and aim to offer an assessment appointment within one week of you first contacting me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FdSc in Counselling Studies - Distinction
  • BSc Hons in Criminology and Psychological Studies - 2.1
  • Child Protection training
  • Kids, Alcohol & Sexual Health training
  • Mental Health First Aid training
  • BOUNCE training
  • The concept of self - psychodynamic workshop
  • The wisdom of the body - psychodynamic workshop
  • Addressing issues of anxiety - psychodynamic workshop
  • Creative techniques - psychodynamic workshop
  • BACP accreditation
  • CPCAB/Relate - Level 5 diploma in relationship therapy
  • An introduction to Play Therapy

Member organisations



£40 per hourly session for individuals

£50 per hourly session for couples

Maps & Directions

Ballymena, BT43 1HL
Ballymena, BT43

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


I offer both afternoon and evening appointments mon-fri

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme