Gavin Murphy

Gavin Murphy

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Belfast

Belfast BT7
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available


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

Fridays: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm. 2:30pm, 3:30pm

Saturday: 10am, 11am, 12pm. (Video calls only)

About me and my therapy practice

My psychotherapy practice offers a unique blend of Integrative Counselling, 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 a broad range of clinical experience and have worked in various contexts including many years teaching young people with special educational needs and emotional/behavioural difficulties. 

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 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. Nurture groups are designed to address the social and emotional needs that can hamper pupils' learning. So as well as providing academic teaching, the group is designed to help children develop vital social skills, to develop confidence and self-respect, and to take pride in behaving well and in achieving.

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

🔄 Break Free from Negative Patterns with CBT: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy empowers you to identify and change harmful thought patterns and behaviours. Gain practical skills to overcome anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges, allowing you to regain control of your life.

🌀 Harness the Power of Your Mind with Clinical Hypnosis: Experience the profound benefits of hypnotherapy. My scientific- evidence-based practice can help you tap into your subconscious mind, enhancing self-esteem, reducing stress, and unlocking hidden potential.

🔑 Unlock Your Potential with NLP: Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the key to reprogramming your mind for success. Achieve personal growth, improve communication skills, and build better relationships through NLP techniques.

👥 How can working with me help?

Enhanced Emotional Well-being: Find relief from anxiety, depression, and stress, leading to a happier, more balanced life.

Improved Relationships: Develop healthier connections and better communication skills to foster harmonious relationships.

Increased Confidence: Boost your self-esteem and unlock your full potential, both personally and professionally.

Stress Management: Learn effective tools to manage stress and navigate life's challenges with resilience.

Goal Achievement: Set and achieve your personal, sporting and professional goals with clarity and determination.

Proven Techniques: Benefit from scientific, evidence-based approaches like CBT and clinical hypnosis.

Safe and Confidential Environment: Your privacy and comfort are our my top priorities.

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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