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About me

I'm a professional Transpersonal Psychotherapist with a holistic approach to treating mind, body and soul. Registered with the Uk Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). As well as holding diplomas in counselling and psychotherapy, I am also a Master practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Master in Eriksonian Hypnosis and Master Results Coach. I offer clients a professional and all-round valuable experience that helps clients trace the origins and consequences of their behaviour patterns and take their learning forward into their lives to create unique, life-changing opportunities.

I provide a confidential, safe and impartial space where you can talk about your emotional issues which may be stopping you from getting the most out of your life.

Exploring your concerns can often help you better understand your strengths, build on them and find ways to make the changes that you want.

In 2006 I established Breakthrough Retreats to meet a growing demand for personalised therapy, Breakthrough Retreats offers a wide range of transpersonal services tailored and customised to clients needs and circumstances. These include retreat courses, psychotherapy and professional counselling, hypnosis, NLP, and business development programmes for therapists and counsellors. Areas of retreat work; Bereavement, Depression, Stress & Burn-Out, Addictions as well as Anger Management.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified at the C.C.P.E in London W2, regarded as one of the leading training organisations in the UK, with a reputation for both clinical and academic excellence.

Before qualifying as a therapist I worked in social work, Banking and the prison service. I now run my own successful business in bespoke psychological retreats.

Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Psychotherapy
Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programme (NLP)
Master in Eriksonian Hypnosis
Master Results Coach
Reiki Master/Teacher

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

Hypnosis for pain management, Stress, eating disorders, Anxiety & self esteem.

Spirituality issues.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


For the initial 90 minute consultation £75. Regular 50 minute sessions are charged at £50. Couples £65

Further information

I run regular workshops on:

Set up & Build Your Own Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Balancing The Chakra's

County Down

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Weekdays from 8am till 7pm Weekend on request


Maureen Courtney BACP & UKCP Accredited

Maureen Courtney BACP & UKCP Accredited