About me

Ric Wilton (MBACP) - Every counsellor has an individual focus and mine is to work with adults and teens. I also have a particular empathy for traumas that occur during childhood and believe that trauma recovery is very possible at any age. I counsel from the position that:

​EVERYONE IS UNIQUE Experiences of low self-worth, fear, anxiety, grief, sadness, anger, loss, depression, loneliness, abuse, separation, confusion and shame are sadly very common; however your story is completely unique - just like you. Your counselling journey will be personal to you.

EVERYONE HAS WORTH My strong commitment is that every person, every life, is extremely valuable and has incredible worth.

EVERYONE CAN GROW Desire for change combined with the courage to reach for help is a firm pathway to new futures and growth.

My strong belief is that every person, regardless of age or past or present struggles, can move into greater levels of freedom and peace. I hold hope for every client and have found that "hope is a powerful force".

Whilst my face-to-face counselling is based in Ballymena, I also offer online counselling sessions across Northern Ireland and GB via Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training includes Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and Trauma Recovery. In addition, I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic


  • By Referral (ask your GP for a referral)
  • Private Appointment (Session Costs: £40 per 50min session)
  • Concessions for Student Counsellors.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Counselling in Ballymena available at Ballee Pharmacy or via Skype/Zoom Online Sessions for those across Northern Ireland.

Room Within Ballee Pharmacy
Unit 8
20 Antrim Road
BT42 2BJ

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

Whilst my face-to-face counselling is based in Ballymena, I also offer online counselling sessions across Northern Ireland and GB via Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp. 


8am to 8pm (Monday to Friday)

9am to 12noon (Saturday)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Ric Wilton

Ric Wilton