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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 therapies & group workshops. Our clients can choose which therapies best suit their needs. 

Promoting emotional wellness, balance and contentment.

uHub was founded by two fully qualified counsellors, registered with NCPS and 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 charity based in North Down & East Belfast. Our centres provide a space for talking therapies, play therapy, art therapy & multidisciplinary group workshops supporting people from all walks of life, from carers, to kids.  


All our counsellors are members of NCPS & 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 therapies, CBT and systemic practice.

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Talking Therapy

Talking therapies are available for both adults and young people.  There are many different types of talking therapy (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Integrative Therapy) which involve talking to a trained professional about your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. 


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.  

Play Therapy

Helping children up to the age of 12 to process feelings in a safe, gentle way using play as a form of self-expression. Lots of resources are provided to encourage open-ended play (play without rules or directions), which the child is free to explore at their own pace with the support of a therapist.


Our In Touch with Autism Project includes parent & carer support, information and signposting. We also create programmes, events, and activities based on need in the community for both parents, adults and children. We believe that learning from others experience and making supportive connections can be powerful - Join our faceboook group!

Sand Therapy

Using our sand therapy room with a trained therapist creates a safe enviornment to explore your inner world, emotions that you may find difficult to put into words. Favourable for those that have experienced trauma.

Art Therapy

Using art or creative activities in a therapeutic environment with a trained therapist. The aim isn’t to produce a great work of art, but to use what you create to understand yourself better. Favourable for those who struggle to communicate feelings verbally.

Equine Therapy

A unique and powerful way to engage sensitively with another living creature that can offer insight into our own strengths, difficulties, and negative survival patterns. 

Filial Therapy

 Filial therapy is a blend of person-centred play therapy and family therapy. It is designed to improve parent/child relationships & attachment difficulties by involving parents and carers in therapeutic interventions that benefit the whole family.

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  Meet the Team  

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

T. 028 9188 8448

Faces Summary

Pamela Kirkpatrick

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​Having worked in mental health with children, young people and families for many years, Pamela is aware of the frustration when it comes to finding straight talking self-help advice and local support. As a therapist and a coach in the community and voluntary sector, she’s able to devise the kind of content that provides people support when they need it most.

Cara Collins

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Cara worked in finance and financial management for 10 years, predominantly in the charitable sector. Feeling unfulfilled in her work life, she went on to become a counsellor. Bringing together her financial management skills and her new skills working with complex mental health issues, it felt like a natural progression to start up a charitable organisation.

 Our Therapists 

Please note, new clients are matched with a therapist by our highly skilled clinical team.

It is not possible to "choose" a counsellor



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.



Victoria Is a registered member of BACP. She holds CPCAB level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and is completing her Level 5 post qualifying Diploma in Trauma informed counselling with children and young People. Victoria is a qualified EFT practitioner 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 has 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.



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.'


Lillian Neill

Accredited Counsellor 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. 


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.


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 accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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!

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Patricia is an integrative therapist. She has a level 4 diploma in counselling and os currently studying for a post qualifying level 5 diploma working with children and Young people and will be due to qualify in May 2022. Patricia is a member of The BACP. She can offer walk and talk therapy as an alternative to face to face sessions.
As well as working at Uhub Patricia volunteers with Cruse Beareavment care and has experience working with grief as well as working with young people in schools. In her spare time Patricia enjoy walks, yoga and baking.

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I’m Julie, I’m a student integrative counselling therapist using talk therapy with adults. I can also offer Walk & Talk therapy. I will be graduating in June 2022 from FdSc in Integrative Counselling, I am also a student member of BACP.

As an integrative practitioner, my personal working model is to create a strong therapeutic relationship with clients, provide a person centred approach, whilst blending and weaving other counselling modalities into my work.



I am Tanya and I am a trainee Art Therapist at Ulster University and will be graduating this August.
I also have a BA in Fine and Applied Art. To date, my Art Therapy experience has been working with children and young people on a variety of issues.
Previously I have a wealth of experience in the community arts and voluntary sector coordinating and facilitating arts programmes most recently with WheelWorks.
In my spare time I love walks on the beach, dancing with my kids, great coffee and catching up with friends.

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Louise has a diploma in therapeutic counselling and is qualified to work with young people and adults. She is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Louise adopts an integrative, person centred approach to her sessions and can offer walk and talk therapy as an alternative option. Louise is passionate about supporting others and feels privileged to work alongside people in their therapeutic journey.


Nikki Ireland

I have completed a degree in therapeutic communication and counseling studies and I am currently completing my client hours to meet accreditation. I am currently carrying out one to one talking therapy with clients"

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I'm Bryony, I'm a Qualified Integrative Therapist working out of East Belfast and Bangor who focuses on person centred initially in our first sessions to get to know what you would like to gain from the therapy, but can also explore the past with you should you choose to! I've also recently completed training in Specialist Bereavement counselling for Babyloss, Stillbirth and Miscarriage as the need in N Ireland is so great. If you don't see me around the Hub, you'll definitely find me somewhere with a book in my hands!

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Megan is an accredited member of the National Counselling Society. She graduated with an advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling in 2019 and is soon due to complete her level 5 Diploma in Children and Young Persons Counselling. With an integrative and creative approach Megan supports adults and children with a wide range of issues. With the client the priority Megan will tailor the therapy to meet their individuals needs. She can also offer walk and talk therapy for those who prefer a more natural therapeutic setting.
Megan loves music and in her spare time you can find her rocking out to some Green Day

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Hello! I am an accredited member of the BACP and have been a therapist since 1999, as well as
clinical supervisor and counselling trainer since 2006. I have worked in many areas of counselling
including bereavement, depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, personal development, support groups, Further Education and Employee Counselling. I work therapeutically with adults and I take a creative, flexible and client centred approach. I am focused on the areas of depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss. I am very inspired by the ideas of Dr Carl Jung and Dr Carl
Rogers, and I believe in helping clients to lead more meaningful lives on their own terms. In my free
time, I love spending time with my family, trail walking, swimming, music, theatre and exploring



Hi, I'm Pauline and I'm a counsellor in training, studying at Belfast Met for a Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling Practice.
I have a background in youth, arts and community work, including work with brain injury, D/deaf, disability and mental health organisations. I enjoy reading, walking and creativity.

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I'm Erin, I am a trainee art therapist from the Ulster University currently studying a MSc in Art Psychotherapy, graduating in 2023. I also have a BA Hons in Fine art and enjoy working with oil pastels, dress making and working with different textiles during my spare time.



Hi! My name is Shannon, I’m a trainee integrative therapist and have a student membership with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have CPCAB Levels 2 & 3 and I’m currently completing the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I love nothing more than being around people and spending time with friends & family. Hobbies include listening to every genre of music, going on walks by the sea and eating chocolate… preferably all at the same time!’

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 Contact us 


T. 028 9188 8448

36 Hamilton Rd,


BT20 4LE

55 Templemore Ave,



 Centre Opening Hours 

Monday: 9am - 8pm

Tuesday: 9am - 8pm

Wednesday: 9am - 8pm

Thursday: 9am - 8pm

Friday: 9am - 4pm

Saturday: Office Closed

Sunday: Office Closed

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

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