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uTalk. uGrow. uLive


Our mission is to provide an exceptional counselling service, with a multi-disciplinary approach to emotional health and well-being. 

  About Us  


We see uHub as having something for everyone, from small children right through to adults.


We have an exceptional team, delivering talking therapy, drama, music, creative, holistic therapies and yoga. Our clients can choose which therapies best suit their needs. 

Promoting emotional wellness, balance and contentment.

We are both fully qualified counsellors, registered with BACP and with specialisms in cognitive behavioural therapy, life coaching and working with children and adults with autism or those who have experienced trauma or bereavement. We also have years of experience working with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, phobic anxieties, trauma, bereavement issues and other mental health issues.


We are a fresh thinking and innovative social enterprise in North Down. Our uHub will provide a space for talking therapies, life coaching, CBT and also holistic therapies and yoga which will provide a complement to our talking work.


All our counsellors are members of BACP and adhere to their ethical guidelines. We provide a safe and confidential environment where feelings can be explored. We work from an integrated approach, psychodynamic/person centred which we tailor to meet the needs of each individual so they can get the best possible service and experience from their counselling.

We aim to offer a warm, supportive and non-judgemental way of working, which is focused around your needs. By talking and understanding your current situation, and often your past, it is hoped that your presenting issues can be greatly improved. Our clients are offered an initial assessment where counsellor and client will work in collaboration to agree an approach for the work.


At uHub we have a wealth of experience working with children and young people including those with ASD, ADHD and behavioural problems. Our approach can be tailored to include creative therapy, CBT and systemic practice.

Give us a call to chat through how we work and how we might be able to help you.

T. 028 9188 8448

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Talking Therapies

Face to face counselling, short or long term. With experienced registered counsellors. We provide a safe and confidential environment were feelings can be explored. We work from an integrated approach, psychodynamic/person centred which we tailor to meet the needs of each individual.


A Huddle is a theraputic group workshop bringing together mindfulness, art & play to support children with emotional regulation issues, social or communication needs and/or low confidence and self-esteem.  

Kids & Teens

We work with children and teens at a vital stage of their development. We offer them support to cope with emotional and behavioural difficulties which has a positive impact on relationships in the family, home and school.


For those with or awaiting an ASD diagnosis:  By providing bespoke and versatile support and therapeutic services, we will use our experience and expertise to help children and adults cope and make steps towards having a better quality of life, dealing with anxiety and increasing their self-confidence.


Holistic therapies such as massage, EFT, Reiki & Yoga will be used to help dispel some anxiety and prepare the client for more intensive talking therapies.

Creative Therapies

We have created links with specialised creative therapists, music therapists and play therapists, who we will work together with to deliver multi-disciplinary ‘huddles @uHub’  for children and adults


We also aim to link up with a local college and provide a training bursary for one or two trainee counsellors per year. As part of that program, we will provide them with free mentoring, supervision and specialist training opportunities with other organisations.


uHub will serve your local community, North Down and Ards. As such we want to partner up with forward thinking local companies who put people at the centre of their business. Be those employees, customers, suppliers or the community at large.

Call us for a chat about which service would be suitable for you or your loved one

T. 028 9188 8448

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 Meet the Team 


Pamela Kirkpatrick

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Pamela (Pam) is the clinical lead at uhub and a co-founder, any support you may need for yourself or for anyone you may be working with, Pam will happily support you or them or support you to support them through that process. Pam has too many years to count working as a counsellor and coach in the community and voluntary sector, she also worked as the mental health representative for the Belfast trust and a client coordinator for action mental health. Pam is passionate about her work and her huddle project and at home, she is most passionate about Lola (lab on the right) and Asha and of course her new addition biscuit the parrot. Pam is also a keen Baker (requests on a postcard) and loves spending time with her family especially at Christmas…..as that's her most favourite time of the year.

Cara Swanston

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Cara graduated with a diploma in integrative counselling and went on this year to complete a advanced diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and hopes to be accredited very soon. She has been working for several years within the voluntary sector and gained a vast amount of experience during this time working with a wide range of issues.


Gayle Vance

Gayle is a registered member of the BACP and she holds qualifications in Integrative Counselling; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Coaching & Mentoring; Therapeutic working with Children and Young People and Bereavement Care. With over 10 years experience using talking therapies, Gayle has worked across a wide range of issues with both young and adult clients, with them always at the centre of the therapeutic work. Gayle specialises in bereavement, loss and attachment counselling with specialist training in this area.  When not working, Gayle loves nothing more than a long walk in nature, especially the Mournes. Dancing about her kitchen to 90s music and sipping a warm coffee...but not at the same time!


Emma Doran

A registered member of BACP, Emma has been with uHub since 2017. Emma uses an integrative approach. With a person-centered and humanistic style, Emma's priority will always be to keep the client at the centre of all her work. Using a relaxed and personable approach, Emma supports client work across the community through a range of areas including suicide ideation, self-harm, depression, grief, low self-esteem, sexual orientation, anxiety, anger, survivors of abuse/sexual abuse. Emma is also a qualified EFT practitioner and can offer this approach to clients.


Lillian Neill

Higher Diploma in Marriage and Relationship Counselling. As an accredited counsellor I have a passion for and many years experience in working with individuals, couples and families experiencing difficulties in their lives and I specialise in relationship counselling. Remember that everything passes and this strange and confusing time will pass also.


Sonia Byrne

Sonia is a qualified counsellor. She has an advanced diploma in integrative counselling and in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Sonia is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. (BACP). Sonia has experience working with teenagers and adults with a variety of issues. She specialises in bereavement counselling and has over ten years experience in this area.


Delia Graham

Delia is a registered member of BACP and has been a counsellor at uHub since 2017. She works therapeutically with adults and teenagers and takes a creative, flexible and integrated approach based on client needs, particularly working with depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem and loss. Delia is interested in the body-mind connection and attachment wounding and has trained in Embodiment practices. She believes in helping clients to live more authentically, working to uncover what this means for them, to challenge unhelpful patterns and make more empowered choices.


Mourna Coghlan

Mourna gained her Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in August 2020. Retiring from Family and Childcare social work 2 years ago, Mourna made the decision to become a counsellor. She has also worked as a mental health support worker and was a volunteer counsellor with Cruse bereavement care for 5 years. Mourna practises an Integrative approach as a member of the Uhub Therapy Team and she is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)


Victoria Gregg

Victoria, is graduating from CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling this August. Victoria is a qualified EFT practioner and can offer this approach to clients, Victoria also offers walk and talk therapy. Victoria is uHub’s Huddle co-ordinator and facilitator as well as a Lego therapy facilitator for children between 4 and 14. Victoria years of experience working with children in organisations such as Home Start, Child Contact Centre and YMCA. In her spare time, Victoria loves anything to do with being outdoors from camping, hiking, sea swimming, water activities, cycling and long walks.


Martyn Henry

Hi I'm Martyn, I am a student Integrative therapist. I am currently completing the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling qualification and have Student membership with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In my free time I enjoy getting a little competitive playing board games with my friends and doing some medieval reenactment.'


Nina Johnston

I'm Nina and I am a trainee art therapist at Ulster University. Hopefully by September 2021 I will be a newly qualified Art Psychotherapist with a MSc in Art Psychotherapy and also a BA in Fine Art. In my spare time I love to make miniature houses, knit, needle felt and draw! Though nothing beats lying in bed with a cup of tea!


Nicola McGhee

I'm Nicola McGhee, I am an integrative therapist. I have been working for one year and have CPCAB levels 2 & 3 in counselling skills and studies and a Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling. In my spare time I love to walk in forests, mountains and on the beach which encourages my creative imagination to dream! I enjoy bodyboarding and kayaking as well as watching football, rugby and movies.

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Vanessa Morris

Hello, my name is Vanessa I am a fully qualified Integrative therapist working with children and adults. I have a BSc hons degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy from Middlesex University. In addition to this, I have completed a level 5 diploma in Counselling Children & Young People. I am a registered member with the BACP. I tailor each session to your specific needs whether it be short term or long term work. Together, we can explore your worries, troubles and problems and work towards getting you to where you want to be. In my spare time I can be found bingeing Rupauls Drag Race, dancing likes nobody's watching and singing like nobody's listening. I also enjoy bad jokes and cheesy puns!


Rachel Cooley

Rachel is the Project Administrator for uHub Therapy Centre. Rachel has over 10 years working in admin and events in the voluntary and community sector . Rachel loves watching sports, especially rugby and cycling (yes cycling really!!) and of course her beloved Marge, the cat she adopted years ago. Rachel is also a devoted auntie to her two nephews who live in Edinburgh; thank goodness for FaceTime and budget airlines.


Alena Walker

Alena is the PR & Communications Manager at uHub. She’s a big-picture thinker who has produced PR campaigns and social media content around the globe, working specifically in the areas of community and wellbeing. If she’s not reading or writing, you can probably find her lying under the weight of her 9kg cat.


Eva Swanston

Hi I'm Eva, I created and am responsible for uHubs' brand identity, graphic design and website.  If you come across any problems on the website, like broken links or confusing navigation please do let us know.

In my spare time I enjoy the simple things in life, good coffee, walks with friends in beautiful places, befriending animals, meeting interesting people, good music, good food and Netflix.

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 Contact us 


T. 028 9188 8448

36 Hamilton Rd,


BT20 4LE

 Office Opening Hours 

Monday: 9am - 3pm

Tuesday: 9am -3pm

Wednesday: 9am - 3pm

Thursday: Office Closed

Friday: 9am - 3pm

Saturday: Office Closed

Sunday: Office Closed

Feel free to leave an answer phone message or contact us via email outside of office opening hours.