Deborah McCullough BSc (Hons) Coun, Acr NCS, Dip CBT, PQ CCYP

I commenced my counselling training in 1997, and have been working as a full-time counsellor from 2007. Now currently based in Antrim town. I have worked within various settings including private, community sector, schools, further education colleges and crisis services. I have worked with clients of all ages and I have experience in a diverse range of issues. I am committed to providing you with the highest standard of care and have gained various qualifications to University Level 6 (BSc Hons).

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world ~ Nelson Mandela

Professional Qualificationstransvestite crossdresser counselling

1997 – 1998 Certificate in Counselling

2002 – 2004 Family & Community Care

2005 – 2007 Advanced Diploma in Counselling

2007 – 2008 Certificate in Gestalt

2009 – 2011 Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People

2010 – 2011 Diploma in Transgender Studies

2012 – 2013 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

2013 – 2015 BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Counselling

2016 – Master Practitioner in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

2016 – Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders


Professional Development

I am committed to personal and professional growth and regularly attend continuous professional development courses.
The areas I have studied include:

(This list includes SOME CPD courses I have attended – full list available upon request)

Suicide and Self-harm risk assessing

AQA Suicide and Self Harm

Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Training

Counselling clients with Gender Dysphoria

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Mental Health First Aid

Issues of Transgenderism

CBT Specific Depression and Anxiety

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Drugs and Young Persons Development

Working with Trauma and Addiction


Professional Memberships

C.C.C ‘Caring for emotional health charity’ – Registration number 6942

N.I.C.F – Northern Ireland Counselling Forum

Gender Trust – Membership Number – 1994 (Honourable life member)

L.G.B.T Counselling Forum

G.I.R.E.S – Gender Identity Research & Education Society

NCS (National Counselling Society) – NCS14-01300 – Accredited Member

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” ~ Martin luther King


Professional Standards

I am an accredited member of N.C.S (National Counselling Society) and I work within their Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework, they govern and influence my practice.
I have individual supervision, and undertake personal and professional development through participating in a wide variety of courses and workshops each year.