Gavin Murphy

Gavin Murphy

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Belfast

Belfast BT7
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available


Tuesday Evenings: 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm.

Wednesday Evenings: 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm.

Thursday Evenings: 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm.

Saturday: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm

About me and my therapy practice

  • NEW SERVICE: I now also provide a detailed 12 week Mindful Eating Programme  ( 6 x 1:1 sessions, by Zoom or in person, plus weekly FREE eBooks and professionally recorded Hypnosis MP3s to help you manage your emotional / unhealthy eating patterns).

As an integrative therapist, I offer a personalized approach that blends various evidence-based, therapeutic modalities to cater to your unique needs. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviours, creating a confidential, safe and collaborative space for exploration and growth.

Whether you seek clarity, emotional healing, or coping strategies, my approach draws from a range of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Clinical Hypnosis, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to assist your recovery from a range of challenges.

These include but are not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorder, Pain, Phobias, trauma,  Weight loss, Smoking Cessation, Sport Psychology, Mindset Coaching (Corporate/ Professionals).

I have extensive experience as a counsellor, clinical hypnotherapist and tutor/lecturer, specialising in crisis counselling, suicide prevention, substance misuse, and improving memory and performance. 

I am also a practising SEN teacher specialising in Behaviour Management. I have also trained in / helped manage a Nurture Unit within my school for pupils who present with a range of social / emotional / behavioural challenges. 

I hold an MSc in Psychology, a Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling and am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Senior Registered Member / Advanced Practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Register.

Practice description

People may seek counselling for a variety of reasons, and the benefits can be numerous:

Emotional Support: Counselling provides a safe and confidential space to express and explore your thoughts and emotions. It offers you a chance to be heard without judgment, fostering a sense of validation and understanding.

Mental Health: Counselling can be instrumental in managing and improving mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma. 

Personal Growth: Counselling is not just for addressing problems; it's also a tool for personal / professional development and self-discovery. I can help you gain insight into your behaviours, patterns, and values, fostering personal growth and self-awareness.

Crisis Intervention: In times of crisis or significant life changes, such as grief, divorce, or job loss, counselling offers support and coping strategies.

Behavioural Changes: I can assist you in identifying and changing harmful behaviours or habits. This may include addressing issues related to substance abuse, emotional / unhealthy eating , or other detrimental patterns.

Stress Management: Counselling equips you with effective stress management techniques. Learning how to cope with stress can have a positive impact on both mental and physical health.

Improved Self-Esteem / Relationships: Through counselling, you can work on building a positive self-image and enhancing self-esteem. This can contribute to more fulfilling relationships and a greater sense of well-being.

Enhanced Coping Skills: I can provide effective coaching tools and techniques to cope with life's challenges. Developing healthy coping mechanisms is crucial for managing stress and maintaining mental wellness.

Goal Achievement (Personal, Professional, Sport): Counselling can help you set and achieve personal and professional goals. I can provide guidance on breaking down large goals into manageable steps and overcoming obstacles.

My first session

In a first assessment session as an integrative therapist, I can offer valuable insights and support to you to help understand your problems and begin planning a way forward. Here are some key elements I can include in your first assessment session:

Personal History: Gather relevant information about your background, including family, relationships, work, and any significant life events. I also assess your social support systems, coping strategies, and any external factors that may be contributing to your issues, such as stressors or environmental factors.

Goals and Expectations: Ask you about your goals for therapy and what you hope to achieve. Understanding your expectations can help tailor my approach to meet your specific needs.

Assessment Tools: Utilize assessment tools or questionnaires to gather more objective data on the your mental health, if applicable. These tools can provide a baseline for measuring progress.

Collaborative Treatment Plan: Work collaboratively with you to outline a treatment plan. Discuss specific therapy goals, strategies, and an estimated timeline. Ensure the plan aligns with your expectations and preferences.

Address Questions and Concerns: I encourage you to ask questions and address any concerns you may have about the therapeutic process, confidentiality, or other related matters.

Remember that the first assessment session is an opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of your needs, and to collaboratively plan a path forward. It sets the foundation for a successful therapeutic journey.

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Animal assisted therapy, Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy

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