Magherafelt Counselling was established in 2012


Alison identified a need in the local area for a private counselling service due to waiting lists within the NHS being so long. Alison felt that people were not receiving help at the right time when it was needed most. People could then make the choice to either wait on the services provided by the NHS or they could be seen within a matter of days after making contact.

The ethos at Magherafelt Counselling is to offer you a space to explore, process and reflect on your needs through counselling. This personal process will empower you to make informed choices and move forward in your life.

What you get at Magherafelt Counselling

Alison has 10 years experience, she is accredited and insured to practice privately.

Alison has met all ethical criteria to ensure you receive the best support.

Not satisfied with your first consultation? You have the choice to not continue.

How it Works

Call Alison on 07561801047  (or you can book online) and tell her what you are having difficulty with.

I offer availability suited to your needs.

Meet Alison and begin the road to self-improvement.

Quality Standards

Alison has trained in the UK’s most respected counselling institutions with years of experience in the NHS, private and charitable sectors in Northern Ireland. Alison is registered with:

Accredited Voluntary Register

Client Review


My first encounter with Magherafelt Counselling and Wellness Centre was in December 2017.  I contacted Alison through their website where I managed to get contact details.  At that point I was at the lowest I have ever been.  For years I have suffered from health anxiety and general anxiety, but always managed to keep it somewhat under control or so I thought.  Last year everything came to a head for me, I was unable to leave the house, I felt sick all the time, I was having major panic attacks and my world was slowly closing in around me.

Thankfully I found Alison and the Magherafelt Counselling and Wellness Centre, truly they have helped me turn my life around.  The centre is very private, the surroundings are welcoming and peaceful and most importantly of all the help I received from Alison was outstanding.

My life has changed so much, in August I went on holiday to Portugal with my family, this would have been totally unimaginable less than a year ago.  Alison has taught me how to change my thinking and given me the tools I need to manage any negative or anxious thoughts.  If you need help of any kind, I cannot recommend Alison and the Magherafelt Counselling and Wellness Centre highly enough.  I will always be truly thankful for all the help, support and guidance I have received.