Philip Orr – Therapist in Carrickfergus and online…

Helping you heal and grow through therapy

What I can offer you

I possess a diploma in counselling, and I am a registered counsellor with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I can work with you if you are struggling with your emotions: you may have experienced daily anxieties that are hard to handle or you may have been subject to dark feelings that don’t shift, no matter how hard you try. Perhaps you have experienced health issues that cause you a lot of worry.

It’s also possible that loss has been a theme in your life, whether in grief, the severing of a close relationship or the loss of cherished hopes and dreams. Losing a job can also cause a powerful sense of loss, whether due to redundancy or retirement. I can work with you on any of these uncomfortable issues. 

I can also work with personal conflicts, painful dilemmas and unanswered questions which have robbed you of happiness, balance and a sense of wholeness.  

I possess the life experience to counsel you if you have trauma. I have undertaken many projects with individuals in Northern Ireland who suffer from Troubles-related PTSD, so I know how you feel about disturbing things you have witnessed if you served in the military, the police or the emergency services, here or abroad.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men’s issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy I offer

Person-centred, gestalt

Fees & How to book

I work in person in Carrickfergus
or phone/online from anywhere

I will be in Carrickfergus until the end of 2024. However, I can meet with clients online from much further afield.
Text or email me to arrange an exploratory chat, or else go ahead and book a first paid session.
Concessions can occur if you are a student or in straightened financial circumstances.

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions are available

Whatsapp me

Phone/Text: 07711916042

About Philip

Philip Orr graduated from the University of East Anglia in 1973 with a 1st class Hons degree in English Literature. Subsequently he obtained a Masters in Irish Literature at the University of Ulster and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education after which he taught for twenty five years in two grammar schools in Northern Ireland, Friends School Lisburn and Down High School in Downpatrick where he taught Drama and English, specialising in A level Theatre Studies.

After his teaching career, Philip worked as a self-employed writer, tutor and community development practitioner throughout Northern Ireland, specialising in identity issues, conflict, trauma and peacebuilding. He was the chair of Mediation Northern Ireland for two years.

Philip has written extensively on such topics as Irish military history and the history of provision for the differently abled in Northern Ireland. He has written a number of plays and a volume of poetry and prose in which he reflects on the spiritual impact of his own fundamentalist upbringing. He has also been on the board of several theatre companies.

He trained in person-centred counselling at the Norwich Centre and Gestalt counselling at the Albany Centre in St Albans before beginning private practice as a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

He was made a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2018 and has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for several years.

Whatsapp me

Text/WhatsApp: 07711916042

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