Welcome to Room Psychotherapy

Coronavirus update - Nov 2021

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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 that specifically follows a CBT approach. (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.

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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 expanded to offer a team of CBT therapists that are all passionate about therapy, 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. We can now offer appointments 7 days a week at various times, so I hope you can find something that works for your lifestyle 


​If you have any questions or if you would like to arrange an initial appointment, please get in touch.

Therapy Team

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Donna Beattie

Associate CBT Therapist


Appointments available: 
Friday: 9.30am - 5.00pm 

Mr Alistair Shaw

Owner and CBT Therapist /
Couples CBT Therapist

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

I established Room Psychotherapy in Holywood in 2019. I hope to connect people with brilliant therapists who can offer quality mental health care in a private, safe setting that meets modern lifestyle needs. I have ten years experience in the public, private and charity sectors and love the work that I do. I am trained in CBT, Couples CBT and am currently training in Compassionate Inquiry.  

Katie Connolly

Associate CBT Therapist


Claire Moynes

Associate CBT Therapist


Appointments available: 
Monday 6pm - 8.30pm
Thursday 4pm - 8.30pm
Saturday 9.30am - 12.00pm

Appointments available:
Tuesday 9.00am - 8.30pm 
Wednesday 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 8.30pm 


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