Michael McCartney

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Dip.CBT, NCPS (Accred)| Counsellor and Integrative Therapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Londonderry BT48 & London SE5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm an accredited counsellor and integrative therapist with over 30 years experience of working therapeutically with both individuals and groups both in person (Londonderry) and online (nationwide).

I have worked with clients who have presented with a range of difficulties, including general anxiety, social anxiety, low mood and depression, stress, OCD, relationship problems, addictions (drug and alcohol dependency and gambling), low confidence and low self esteem, family difficulties and bereavement and grief.

You may be feeling overwhelmed or desperate for change, having sleep problems or overthinking and looking for some support. Perhaps, you need some help to set healthy boundaries or ways to communicate better with those around you. 

How I work

As an integrative counsellor, I am able to adapt my approach to meet the unique needs  of clients and groups, this helps ensure that clients get the best experience of counselling, helping you in your own personal healing journey, where you are able to release trauma, hurts, fears and energy blockages.   

Life and living - what does this mean to you? My approach to therapy is to help you to start really living your life in the way that feels right to you. To love and communicate in an authentic way and help you to understand how to live your life.

I provide a safe, confidential space where you can explore your feelings, and any areas of your lives that are possibly causing difficulties. 

How we can connect

I know it can be difficult to know if the counsellor you are drawn to is a good working fit for you; and for this reason I believe it is important that clients are offered the opportunity to have a free initial consultation with me, this gives you the opportunity to meet me, have a chat, ask questions and see if working with me is something you would find beneficial. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, if counselling is something you would like to explore with me please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling.
  • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
  • Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Addictions.
  • Certificate in Gestalt Therapy.
  • Certificate in NLP.

I have experience working within a busy GP practice as the inhouse therapeutic counsellor.

Working in various local community-based organisations as a therapeutic counsellor and also delivering workshops on mindfulness, self care and personal development.

I also assessed clients and was mentor to trainee counselling students.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a qualified Reiki Master and believe the relationship between Mind Body and Spirit is very important and interconnected. I deliver Reiki Training and run development groups for new Reiki Practitioners. 

I also facilitate Mindfulness and Relaxation workshops to group in the local community, this provides group members with the tools and knowledge which can help them to manage their emotions in times of stress or anxiety.


£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

A free initial consultation can be carried out online via WhatsApp.

I charge £50 per session, concessions are offered for those on low income

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

We can work together to find a time that suits us both

Further information

As a therapist I believe it is important to work with the person holistically, which means taking into account their well being on all levels, mind, body and spirit.

As a holistic therapist I have experience in the following -

Training new Reiki Practitioners

Delivering workshops to groups in the areas of Mindfulness, Relaxation, Meditation, Self Care and Personal Development, all of which can possibly help clients manage their emotions. in a more effective and productive way.  

Londonderry, BT48

London, Greater London, SE5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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