77 High Street

Bangor, County Down

BT20  5BD


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Private counselling environment

P​rivate counselling sessions offer you the opportunity to discuss what issues you face and what problem thoughts and behaviours you would like to change with a qualified experienced therapist, face to face. Following an initial assessment session where these problems will be discussed, goals will be set and work will progress week to week (or every two weeks). Initially we will focus on understanding and lowering the uncomfortable and limiting symptoms you may be facing, whether they be mental or physiological. Initially we work to lower anxiety and improve mood. With time, better understanding of the problems and situations faced will develop and patterns in behaviour or thought that are unhelpful can be noted, understood, explained and then challenged so the benefits you get from therapy are longstanding. We will be working with a CBT approach where you will learn cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to practice independently outside of the counselling environment.   

The private counselling in Bangor County Down takes place in a comfortable and private office space in the centre of the town. It is well lit and the room never gets too hot or cold so you should hopefully always feel safe and comfortable.   

Counselling appointments and fees

The current fee for 60 mins of face to face private counselling is £50 and initial assessment appointments are generally available at short notice.