The Northern Ireland Counselling Forum came into existence to fulfill the need of a representative body for the counselling and therapeutic communities in Northern Ireland.

By accessing this website you are consenting to the way information is collected and used, as described within this Privacy Policy.

The Collection of Information

Every time you log on to our website your IP (Internet Protocol) address registers on our service providers servers. Your IP address reveals no information other than the number assigned to you. We do not use this technology to get any personal data against your knowledge or free will. Nor do we use it for any purpose other than to help us monitor traffic on our website, or (in case of criminal activity or misuse of our information) to cooperate with law enforcement.


We may use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit for detailed guidance.

The cookies we use on this site, and what we use them for, are shown below. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

First Party Cookies

Currently there are two cookies set by this website directly.  There is a cookie stored by Cookie Control when a user agrees to have cookies stored on their machine.

Our web host (Namesco) uses the cookie called “X-Mapping-kjicghkc” to distribute web traffic among its servers more efficiently. It does not collect personal information and expires when you leave our site. Namesco also provides us with anonymous site statistics which can tell us, for example, which web pages are most frequently visited. These statistics help us to make improvements to our site. You can find out more information about Namesco here

This site is created with WordPress so you may also wish to read their privacy policy.

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services may be included on this site or portfolio sites. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons which allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are set by LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, these are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.