Stephen McAlynn

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Cookstown, County Tyrone, BT80
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life can challenge us in every way both imaginable or unimaginable. We can often feel swept along or that certain situations are steering us rather than the other way around. When we feel that life is passing us by or that it is happening to us without our input, therapy is a worthwhile investment in you. Counselling can help us to manage these life experiences in a way that will empower you to take control back. Considering counselling can be daunting and I am here to make this process as comfortable as possible for you as you begin to assert control over areas of challenge in your life.

I am an Accredited Counsellor with over 10 years experience working in the Voluntary, Private and Employee Assistance Programme settings since qualification in 2013. As a Person Centred Therapist with training in CBT, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Critical Incident Stress Management, I believe I can tailor support to suite your needs.

As a Person Centered Therapist with years of experience in both the Short Term Solution Focused Brief Therapy Model and also have Long Term Therapy (Open Ended Therapy) for those clients where more time is needed to reach their destination.  Prior to commencing therapy I always provide a free consultation over the phone to discuss your needs.

I am fully ensured and committed to at least 30 hours of CPD and have a wide range of CPD courses planned for the near future.

If you feel counselling is for you, I am more than happy to discuss taking the steps to your first session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSC Honours Psychology and Counselling Studies
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Professional Accreditation with National Counselling Society
  • Emotion Focused Therapy Level 1
  • CISM- Post Critical Incident Debriefing

I am committed to regular CPD and attend new courses at throughout the year.  Some of these include:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Working with Suicidal Clients
  • Power in the therapy Room
  • Self Harm Workshop
  • Self Care Workshop for Therapists
  • Mindfulness and emotion regulation
  • Trauma informed Practice

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.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society


£35.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My Fees are £50 per 50 minute session.

Concessions available for Student Counsellors and OAPs at £35 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Limited availability mornings and afternoons, please enquire for further details.

Further information

I have at various times and capacities worked both internally and externally with Employee Assistance Programmes.  If you feel your career, life path or simply purpose are an area of concern.  Please reach out as I am experienced in helping individuals connect with the right path for them.

I am very passionate about anxiety in all its forms whether that be Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, OCD and Phobias.  I work in an integrative way to ensure we are working effectively with your anxieties.  The effects and reasons for anxiety are very individual and can affect many areas of your life.  Especially today in the digital age it is easy to get lost in the demands of who we SHOULD be rather than who we are and WANT to be. Through talking you can tackle your anxiety, its roots and find a way suited to you to move forward.

Cookstown, County Tyrone, BT80

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

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Stephen McAlynn
Stephen McAlynn