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About me

Have you been feeling anxious or depressed? Perhaps you have suffered a loss - a relationship, a bereavement, a job? Are events from the past still haunting you? Maybe you are not really sure why you are feeling so low?  As an experienced counsellor, I can help you to explore your thoughts and feelings, manage your symptoms and decide what changes you want to make to your life. It is often difficult to talk to friends and family about our problems due to embarrassment or fear of being a burden. As a qualified counsellor, I have been trained to listen and support you through your darkest moments.

Drop me an email or give me a call and we can arrange a free consultation to discuss your needs. After that, if you want to proceed with counselling, we can agree a day and time that suits us both and take it from there. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an integrative therapist which means that I am trained in a number of counselling models and will tailor my approach to each client depending on their needs. I have worked with a wide range of clients with a variety of issues. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space within which I strive to provide empathy, understanding and support.

I believe that given the right environment, we can all reach our full potential. Scientists have proven that counselling can change our brains by creating new neural pathways that help us to regulate our emotions and change unhealthy patterns of thought and behaviour. I can guide you through this process drawing on various techniques including mindfulness.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy; Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


From £35.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Video/Telephone Counselling £35 - £40 per session


Mornings, afternoons and evenings

Further information

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, I can currently only offer remote counselling.

Belfast, UK

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Marian Rafferty

Marian Rafferty