Peter Pallin

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MBACP reg. NCS accred Gambling and Addiction Specialist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Belfast, BT7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced counsellor, specialising in gambling and other behavioural addictions, having first been a client.

I have a lot of experience working with anxiety and depresion

I have had first hand experience of drug and gambling addictions, as well as many other issues. I don't expect that my experiences were the same as yours, or that I know how you feel before you tell me, however many clients feel more comfortable talking with someone who has faced similar issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training has been in Integrative Counselling and CBT, however I have had over 10,000 contact hours, and around 2000 clients to date. Over 1000 gambling clients and those affected by someone else's gambling.

In recent years I have worked a lot with anxiety and depression. Not surprisingly health anxiety is on the rise, and working with NHS referrals has given me a lot of experience in this area.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Diet/Weight management: Losing or Gaining Weight


£40.00 - £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

After a free initial consultation, I charge £55 for a full-fee one-off session, but £200 for 5 session bundles paid in advance.

Concessions may be considered on individual basis.

I have switched to mainly working online, but face to face sessions may be available. These are currently on Mondays or Fridays.

Telephone based, Email/Text based, and video (Zoom, Teams, Whereby) by arrangement.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I mainly work through BetterHelp, an online counselling subscription platform.

I try to work at near full capacity, but i do have some availability.

Further information

If you are affected by a gambling problem there are few who have anywhere near my level of experience in working specifically with gamblers and their families.

I have a lot of experience working with Alcohol, Smoking, Drugs, Compulsive Behaviours including Sex and Pornography.

If you have ever considered ending your life, I can help you end the bits of your life that you don't want and find a better version of you.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

I mainly work online now, but can arrange face to face appointments on Mondays and Fridays. I cannot guarantee specific appointments without checking room availability.


Peter Pallin
Peter Pallin