About Me

Deborah McCullough BSc (Hons), Acr NCS, MBACP

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

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)
  • 2017 – Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders 

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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2020

25th September 2020

  • Relational Depth with Mick Cooper – Mental Health Matters
  • ACE Level 2: Trauma Sensitive Approaches to Practice – Ascert
  • Level 2: Adverse Childhood Experiences – NICF
  • Relational Resilience – NICF
  • Covid-19: Psychological Impact & Mental Health – Future Learn
  • Working With Bereavement and Complex Grief – BACP
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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

Approved Therapist

Deborah is an approved therapist with Aviva and Vitality Health. Clients holding any of these insurers may be able to claim sessions through their policies.