COVID-19 Update - June 2021

In person appointments are available. Meeting at the office in Holywood we adhere to government restrictions and guidance. Masks are worn on entering and exiting the therapy room and we will be seated at a 2m distance. 

You can read more about our current Coronavirus policy and procedure here.

If preferred appointments for Counselling online through Zoom remain available.

Welcome to Room Psychotherapy

Specifically qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), We offer CBT in Holywood, County Down, BT18 and also counselling appointments for CBT online through Zoom. We can offer weekday and weekend appointments and assessment sessions are usually available at short notice. We offer individual therapy options and couples counselling (CBCT).

​CBT is a form of talking therapy that has been empirically proven to work effectively with symptoms of Anxiety and Depression. It is goal orientated, collaborative and focused on helping you with the issues faced in the present. CBT teaches skills that challenge your thoughts and behaviours to find more realistic, helpful alternatives.  Longer term work helps you understand your perspective on yourself, others and the world; and therapy can be undertaken as a preventative measure to maintain wellbeing.


CBT is the NICE guidelines choice treatment for Depression (mild to moderate) and anxiety disorders. Critically, all interventions are informed by the research.

Room Psychotherapy has developed to offer a team of therapists that are all passionate about CBT, mental health awareness, breaking the barriers of mental health stigma, breeding positive attitudes and motivating healthy change. We are also trained in other modalities and look to utilise this knowledge to work collaboratively with you to find what works and what helps. I hope you feel Room Psychotherapy offers the right people, expertise, care and ideas to work with you as you seek to make room for your mental health, whether finding room in Holywood or online.  

If you have any questions about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or if you would like to arrange an initial appointment, please get in touch. To book repeat appointments, please proceed to our online booking facility below. 

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Our Therapists

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Alistair Shaw

Owner and CBT Therapist

Appointments available:
Tuesday 2.00pm - 8.30pm 
Wednesday 2.00pm - 8.30pm
Friday 2.00pm - 4.30pm 
Sunday 8.00am - 8.30pm.


Donna Beattie

Associate Therapist
CBT, ACT, Mindfulness

Appointments available: 
Wednesday 9.30am - 5.00pm
Friday 9.30am - 5.00pm 


Katie Connolly

Associate Therapist

Appointments available:
Tuesday 6.00pm - 8.30pm 
Wednesday 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Thursday 6.00pm - 8.30pm 


Loling Hutchinson

Associate Therapist

Appointments available: 
Saturday 9.30am - 12.00pm



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