NICF Conference 2023 – Feedback

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our Conference this year at the Dunsilly Hotel in Antrim. Our keynote speaker was Dr Carolyn Spring and we received overwhelmingly positive feedback for the event.

Forum Event – Saturday 30th April 2022

Northern Ireland Counselling Forum Saturday 30th April 2022 RECONNECT – RESTORE – REVISION Sharon Ramsden In this first meeting of the NICF post-restrictions, we are welcoming a space for members and those new to the NICF to come together and reflect on the impact of past 2 years. For many us this has brought about […]

Open Letter To Rt Hon Baroness Heather Hallett DBE

Open Letter To Rt Hon Baroness Heather Hallett DBE
 Chair of UK Covid-19 Inquiry Dear Baroness Hallett We are writing as a coalition of 27 organisations, listed below,  who came together during the initial Covid 19 national lockdown, in April 2020, to ensure that the four Governments of the UK delivered a comprehensive set of […]

bacp – Northern Ireland Elections 2022 – Manifesto Submission

bacp – Northern Ireland Elections 2022 Manifesto Submission The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is the leading and largest professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. Representing more than 60,000 practitioner members working across the United Kingdom, and over 1,915 members in Northern Ireland, we set and maintain high standards of […]

Join the Action Trauma Network

he purpose of the Action Trauma Network will be to primarily connect professionals/like-minded individuals working with clients/patients affected by trauma.

Mental Health Strategy – Letter To MLAs

As a Forum representing over 800 members, all professionally qualified counsellors and psychotherapists from across Northern Ireland.  We are keen to write to local MLAs and highlight some concerns with implementation of the Mental Health Strategy, and the need to ensure it delivers much needed counselling support to address the growing need we are seeing across our communities.

Thursday 20th May – Raising Our Voices

We were delighted that the Health Minister recently announced £10 million for a Mental Health Support Fund, which should increase access to counselling and talking therapies.

Mental Health Counselling

Don’t let the Covid Crisis Become a Mental Health Crisis Help Ensure All GP Practices Offer Timely Access to Mental Health Counselling Covid has taken a huge toll on our friends, families and communities. We’ve lost loved ones to the virus while essential workers exhaust themselves trying to keep us safe. We’ve experienced social isolation […]

PHA – Pre-Consultation for Suicide and Post-Vention Services

In September 2019, the Department of Health published a new suicide prevention strategy for Northern Ireland known as Protect Life 2. The strategy includes specific actions which the PHA is responsible for delivering, and the agency is now undertaking a pre-consultation on these suicide prevention and post-vention services.

FREE Training – Leonard Cheshire

FREE Training with Leonard Cheshire Do you work in the homeless sector or probation / prison services? Are you a health professional who supports people with alcohol addiction? If so, take this opportunity to register for FREE training (funded by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive NIHE) Who is it for? People working in the homeless […]

Big Deal – Gambling Training

Big Deal – Gambling Training Three hour CPD certified course is aimed at professionals who engage with young people age 11-19 years. This free training has been developed and delivered by GamCare, the UK’s leading charity supporting problem gambling. Course content: Identify gambling related harm experienced by young people. Recognise the risk factors, signs and […]

Free Relationships & Sexuality Education

Free Relationships & Sexuality Education for Adults Are you a parent or youth worker who needs extra support talking to young people about: Puberty Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Healthy Relationships Safer Sex Contact for more information or to book in Free Relationships & Sexuality Education for Young People Three online workshops on LGBT […]

Thursday 23rd July 2020 – Changing the Context – Understanding Mental Health

Changing the Context – Understanding Mental Health Thursday 23 July 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm Dominant discourses around mental health present the ‘problem’ of mental health as being located within the individual, disconnected from their wider social, economic, political and environmental contexts. The solution that follows is to focus on the individual, to ‘fix the disorder’. […]

Online Events CPD

*** NEW WORKSHOP *** Introduction to Imago Relationship Therapy PART 1 – Dr. Kalanit Ben-Ari Fri, 10 July 2020 10:00am – 12:00pm BST Imago Relationship Therapy is a research-supported, systematic theory of relationship therapy developed by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love you Want: a Guide for Couples, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. […]

Friday 3rd July 2020 – Drop The Disorder Poetry Evening

Drop The Disorder Poetry Evening An evening of spoken word featuring poems that challenge the culture of diagnosis and disorder and the pathologising of emotional distress.   About this Event This online gathering is brought to you by A Disorder 4 Everyone and supported by Onlinevents. Poetry and spoken word have played a major part […]


NEW WEBINAR SERIES ‘WORKING WITH TRAUMA’ BY CAROLYN SPRING We’re pleased to bring you our new series of monthly presentations which will each build on each other. We will look at how we work with trauma, mainly in therapeutic settings, but also in broader contexts – based on principles rather than particulars – to really […]

Creative Supervision Opportunity for Therapeutic Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Creative Supervision Opportunity for Therapeutic Counsellors and Psychotherapists I am a HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist experienced in working with children and young people and adults on a one to one and group basis. Currently I am completing the CPCAB Level 6 Creative Supervision Across the Ages. As part of this course I am able to […]

Anam Cara – Bereavement Support

On behalf of Anam Cara and bereaved parents throughout Ireland, we would be very grateful if you could help us raise awareness of the new online resource Anam Cara have developed in response to the challenging times for bereaved parents and their family.  This resource can be accessed via the Anam Cara website and will […]

BACP COVID-19 campaign

Tackling the mental health consequences of coronavirus BACP COVID-19 campaign The BACP have launched a campaign to reaffirm the critical role that counselling and psychotherapy needs to play in supporting the nation through the coronavirus crisis and in helping to repair it afterwards. Find out more here and sign the petition. [wpi_designer_button text=’BACP Campaign’ link=’’ […]

A Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty

A Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty Our world is changing rapidly at the moment. Given some of the news coverage, it would be hard not to worry about what it all means for yourself, and for those you love. Worry and anxiety are common problems at the best of times, […]

Saturday 16th May 2020 – Forum Event – The Landscape of Bereavement, Loss and Grief

THE NORTHEN IRELAND COUNSELLING FORUM PRESENT The Landscape of Bereavement, Loss and Grief This workshop explores the journey of grief and loss for individuals who have experienced, or are anticipating, bereavement.  It will illustrate ways that can enhance coping for the bereaved individual and help with processing loss. We will look at normal reactions to […]

28th March 2020 – Men’s Advisory Project Conference

Men’s Advisory Project One in Three Victims of Domestic Abuse Crime in Northern Ireland are male The conference aims to raise awareness of the experiences male victims and their children endure. Key speakers on the day will demonstrate to those in attendance the barriers men face as victims and the impact they and their children […]

SRH Counselling Services – Training Schedule Spring/Summer2020

SRH Counselling Services Training Schedule Spring/Summer2020 Click the link below to download the Spring/Summer training schedule. [wpi_designer_button text=’DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE’ link=’’ style_id=’1142′ target=’_self’]    

Informing Choices NI – Job Opportunity

Counselling Services Coordinator Salary: £24,340 (pro rata) Hours per week: 16 Informing Choices NI are seeking an experienced counsellor to coordinate, develop and expand our pregnancy choices and post pregnancy counselling, information and support services. The successful candidate will have a recognised counselling qualification to at least diploma level; 250 hours of supervised counselling practice; […]

Relate NI – Recruitment

Help us to help people build better relationships.   Relate NI is a registered charity and the leading organisation providing confidential relationship counselling support to individuals, couples, young people, children and families throughout Northern Ireland. As part of the ongoing transformation of services we are looking for experienced and innovative individuals who can help us […]

Connect 2 Counselling – Associate Membership

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP   We are inviting applications to join our diverse and dynamic team of practitioners.   Benefits to Enjoy. • Opportunity to build your practice with support and guidance. • Excellent city centre therapy room and facilities at keen market prices. • Community and Connection to reduce professional isolation.   Our Requirements. • Commitment […]

Trainers and Counsellors Needed – The Foundation for Infant Loss

The Foundation for Infant Loss As a means to an introduction, we have been established for 12 years. We are award winning and have accolades from across the world. Our most recent award being the Special Award for Infant Loss Education at The National NHS Awards. Our CEO has also been awarded the Honourary Doctor […]

Saturday 18th May 2019 – Poetry Therapy & Creative Writing

Poetry Therapy & Creative Writing Poetry Therapy is one of the Expressive Arts Therapies, less known here than the other therapies, such as Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Drama Therapy. As one of only a handful of people in Ireland qualified in Poetry Therapy (with the International Academy for Poetry Therapy, USA), I would like […]

Gestalt Centre Belfast – 2019 Workshop Programme

Gestalt Centre Belfast 2019 Workshop Programme The Gestalt Centre Belfast is offering a programme of workshops over the next year. Some are aimed at those who already work as counsellors and psychotherapists (labelled CP), some are open workshops for anyone working with people (PP) or interested in personal development (PD). The facilitators are Gestalt psychotherapists […]

Saturday 30th March 2019 – Transformative Practice for Counsellors

TRANSFORMATIVE PRACTICE FOR COUNSELLORS Dr Jane Simms SATURDAY 30THMARCH 2019 According to Irvin Yalom, the stories we hear and the secrets we keep can burn and scorch our soul but they also provide us with an opportunity to strengthen us and enhance our appreciation and gratitude for self, others and life generally.  Whilst self-care is […]


Interested in volunteering? The charity LIFE NI is looking for post diploma counsellors to volunteer for their Pregnancy Matters counselling and support service. For further information contact 028 9043 8339 or email NB we cannot offer volunteer placement positions.

Psychotherapy and Counselling Union

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Counselling Room For Rent

Counselling Room to Rent Clara House Dunmurray Office Park Dunmurray £8 per hour £6 per hour for block bookings of 3 or more hours in a week. Contact Donna on 07800836891 or Tommy 0797283666

Office Share Available

Advertisement for Office Share on Ravenhill Road Belfast.  The office is fully furnished with 3 comfortable sofas, desk and some storage space.   This would suit a newly qualified counsellor and or psychotherapist who is seeking to establish a practice. I am a sole practitioner and am seeking another sole practitioner to share my office […]

Premises wanted in Belfast City Centre

  Small premises wanted to accommodate monthly support group for bereaved parents, Premises need to be close to the city centre of Belfast and available the 3rd Tuesday evening each month from 7:45pm —10:15pm   Preferably equipped with sofas / household furniture for a homely atmosphere and access to toilet and kitchen facilities.   If […]

Confer Psychology/Psychotherapy Presentations

Confer have compiled some of our conference presentations into packages of videos that you can view online.  There are currently 6 online modules’ covering some of the major current interests in psychology/psychotherapy:   The Nature of Trauma and Dissociation SPEAKERS: Rémy Aquarone, Dr Philip Bromberg, Dr Doris Brothers, Dr Onno Van Der Hart, Professor Brett Kahr, Dr Jean Knox, Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga, Dr […]

Nexus Accredited Training Register

Nexus wishes to select a group of suitably qualified Trainers and Internal Verifiers (IVs) for its Accredited Training Register. Candidates selected will be considered for work delivering and supporting accredited courses and non-accredited workshops for Nexus NI. Information on the opportunity and how to apply is available on the Nexus website. [wpi_designer_button text=’View On Nexus Site’ […]

Promoting Best Practice in Counselling Report

A Review of Key Stakeholders and Providers of Community and Voluntary Based Counselling Services in Northern Ireland. Dr Jane Simms and Mr Michael McGibbon January 2016 [wpi_designer_button text=’View Report’ link=’’ style_id=’3000′ target=’self’]

Public Health Authority Consultation

BACP’s Therapy Today December Issue has  information on page 53 regarding a consultation which the Public Health Authority has initiated. View online here