James Kernan MBACP, BSc (Hons)

Adult & Adolescent Counsellor/Psychological Therapist

Hello, my name is James. I am a fully qualified Counsellor/ Psychological therapist. I have full registration with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Through my work with clients I have developed a growing passion in helping people find comfort with issues around addiction, relationship, mental health, sexuality and gender concerns.

My work has often been with clients who seek deeper psychotherapeutic reflections on their predicaments. I accompany clients in embracing their vulnerability, tackling their perfectionism, need for certainty, and black and white thinking. I assist clients in learning to tolerate distress and existential anxiety, accepting what’s not under their control, and in finding their inner authority and innate courage to make meaningful connections with people and what they value in life.

I am an integrative counsellor; which means the therapy is tailored personally to you, as what fits one doesn’t always fit another (I am experienced in Person Centred/Humanistic, Psychodynamics and CBT).

Qualifications and specialisms

  • BSc (Hons) Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling
  • Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
  • OCN – Trauma & Addiction
  • Diploma in Relationship Therapy
  • Affirmative Therapy

“After my first visit I felt that I had opened a can of worms and was very fearful. I wasn’t looking forward to going back but did. With every visit, I got so much encouragement and tools to help me. I just wish I had this help 40 years ago – what a different life it would have been.” ‘Adult Client’

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Success as a therapist is not found in doing something for the client, but rather in being something for the client.” – Ili Rivera Walter

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us

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Antrim Counselling offers therapeutic assessments, treatment and therapy for adults, adolescents, children, couples and groups with a range of emotional and behavioural issues and concerns.



34 Church Street
BT41 4BA

By appointment only

Each of our therapist are accredited and have different specialist fields and backgrounds, we can help you find the right fit for you!

We have appointments available online and by telephone, we also have face-to-face appointments available at our various office locations across Northern Ireland - our head office is in Antrim town.

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