Nat Creighton

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Registered MBACP (Accred)
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Belfast, BT9 6DJ
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About me

LGBTQ+ focused counselling in Belfast & online.

I’m Nat, a qualified counsellor and Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer short or long term therapy, either online anywhere in the world or in person at my offices on Malone Road in Belfast.

I work with and welcome people from all different backgrounds and life experiences (18+). I have a background in working with sexuality and gender diversity and have a particular interest in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, or those questioning their gender or sexuality.

Many of my clients also experience neurodivergence & neurodiversity and I am on an ongoing journey of training and self-education to make sure my practice is safe, flexible and inclusive.  

Alongside my work as a counsellor, I am an allotment owner and an artist. I put as much value on gaining insight into human nature and what I can learn from artists, authors and songwriters as I do from learning counselling theory.

If you are having a difficult time right now and would like to talk through some of your thoughts and feelings, or if you are curious about how counselling might be able to help you, please feel free to get in touch to arrange an email or call back.

What I can offer you:

I am an experienced counsellor and member of the LGBTQ+ community. Before starting my own counselling practice, I was part of the counselling team at The Rainbow Project. I supported LGBTQ+ people and those who are questioning with issues around sexuality or gender, often including shame, depression and anxiety, and any other issues that were having a negative impact on life.

Working with people over the years, I know that LGBTQ+ people often have negative experiences trying to access help for their mental health. With this in mind I set up Creighton Counselling NI with a focus on providing safe, inclusive, accepting and LGBTQ+ knowledgeable counselling.

I believe that we all are doing the best we can within the environment and resources available. I am trained in person-centred and psychodynamic styles of counselling. This means that your experiences and perceptions of the world will be at the heart of our work together. I will work to understand what life is like for you and I won’t make assumptions or judgements. We may explore your life experiences and try to understand factors that may be contributing to your current difficulties. 

Counselling can contribute to you understanding yourself better, having more trust in yourself and others, and to feeling more authentic and unashamed. The safety of the counselling relationship can help you to have more courage to face the things you normally avoid, and trust in your own ability to handle them.

Nat Creighton (he/him).

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 8 years experience of working with a wide range of clients . 

I hold a Pg. Dip Counselling and Therapeutic Communication from Ulster University.

I am an integrative counsellor, drawing on techniques from Humanistic, Person-centred and psychodynamic theories and techniques. 

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (membership no. 00823345) . I work within the BACP Ethical Framework which keeps both my clients and I safe.

Reflective of the diversity of backgrounds and identities in Belfast and beyond, I enjoy working with people from all walks of life, community backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identity presentations.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Nat Creighton Counselling, 17 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6DJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

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