About Me

Deborah McCullough BSc (Hons)

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).

Deborah McCullough BSc (Hons) - Antrim Counselling
Professionally Qualified Counselling Service in Antrim

Professional Qualifications

  • 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 (ongoing)

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

~ Nelson Mandela

Continuous Professional Development

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

2007

25th September 2019

  • ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • AQA Suicide and Self-harm Training
  • ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • AQA Suicide and Self-harm Training, Level 3 Helpline Training
  • LGBT Awareness Training, TATI – Talking About Tough Issues
  • Cruise Bereavement Traumatic Grief & Suicide Training
  • Red Cross First Aid – Suicide & Self-harm
  • Counselling Clients with Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender Awareness Training
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2008

25th September 2019

  • OCN Drug Awareness Training
  • Talking with Teenagers
  • Working with Shame
  • National Helpline Training
  • Alcohol & Substance Misuse – Children & Young People ASCERT
  • Assessing & Managing Risk – Children & Young People – CiNI
  • Counsellors working with LGBT clients – GMHS
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2009

25th September 2019

  • Raising Issues of Transgenderism- Unison
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Level 1
  • HIV / AIDS Awareness Training – HIV Support Centre
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2010

25th September 2019

  • Mental Health Fist Aid – Aware Defeat Depression
  • Drugs & Young Peoples Development – ASCERT
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2011

25th September 2019

  • Hidden Harm – ASCERT
  • Traumatic Bereavement – ContactNi
  • Working with Trauma & Addiction
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2012

25th September 2019

  • Children & Vulnerable Adult Protection Training – ContactNi
  • Solution Focused Training – ContactNi
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2013

25th September 2019

  • Alcohol Foetal Training – Ascert
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2014

25th September 2019

  • Gestalt Workshop ‘The Empty Chair’. NICF
  • Designated Child Protection Officer – CiNI
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy – ContactNi
  • Substance Misuse and the Older Client
  • Mindfulness – 2014
  • Training for UNOCINI
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2015

25th September 2019

  • BOUNCE Training – Developing Resilience in Children
  • ‘The Art of Loving Relationships’ – NICF
  • ‘Obliged to Break Confidentiality’ – NICF
  • Inner Conflict – Professional Counselling Circle
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2016

25th September 2019

  • Feelings & Emotions – Professional Counselling Circle
  • Transgendering Counselling – The Rainbow Project
  • Working with Addiction – Northern Ireland Counselling Forum
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2017

25th September 2019

  • Counselling & Social Enterprise – University of Ulster
  • Introduction to Collaborative Assessment of Suicide
  • Introduction to The Guna Method – Cyto Solutions Ltd
  • ‘Owning Our Shadow’ – Northern Ireland Counselling Forum
  • Working Therapeutically with Hurt Inner Child – Ulster University
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2018

25th September 2019

  • Breaking the Silence – Nexus
  • Emotional Eating – Life Therapies
  • Eating Disorders & Body Esteem – Life Therapies
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2019

25th September 2019

  • Northern Ireland Counselling Forum – Weight Stigma & Shame
  • The Dance of Yes and No – Belfast Gestalt Centre
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Memberships

BACP – British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

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

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

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

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

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Antrim Counselling offers therapeutic assessments, treatment and therapy for adults and children with a range of emotional and behavioural issues.

Telephone

Address

34 Church Street
Antrim
BT41 4BA

By appointment only