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Professional Psychotherapy  & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Services

  • Extensive experience of helping people to change how they view themselves and the world around them.


  • Work – giving you psychological tools to be able to make sustainable change in your day-to-day life.


  • Based in Belfast but able to deliver face-to-face therapy and remote online therapy.


  • Self- referral for both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)


  • Treatment of a wide range of anxiety and stress related problems


  • Recognised & accredited by major health insurers

About Anne

Anne McKenny is an accomplished and compassionate Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with a distinguished 35 years of experience dedicated to supporting individuals on their transformative journey. Anne is not just a therapist, she’s a warm and understanding guide who has devoted her career to helping people reshape their perspectives on themselves and the world around them. Her wealth of expertise has been honed in diverse mental health teams, with a special focus on the healing of trauma. If you’re seeking a professional and caring ally for positive change, Anne is here for you, to accompany you on your path to a brighter, healthier outlook.

Anne holds an Honours Degree in Psychology, is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and was one of the first people in Northern Ireland to be extensively trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She has practised for over 30 years. She is a member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and a European Accredited Consultant in EMDR with the EMDR All-Ireland Association. She was made a Florence Nightingale Scholar for research into the treatment of Eating Disorders in Europe and North America.

On top of this Anne has lectured extensively at Universities and been involved in supervision and CBT training for a wide range of mental health practitioners throughout her career. She has also contributed to mental health services strategic development in Northern Ireland.


What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. The therapy is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are all interconnected. The way you think can trap you in a sequence of reciprocal cause and effect in which two or more elements intensify and aggravate each other, leading inevitably to a worsening of your situation. CBT shows you how to change these unhelpful, negative patterns and teaches you to change them. This allows you to approach the problems caused more objectively and effect a lasting change.

For those experiencing emotional distress, CBT helps you to distinguish between physical and emotional reactions and achieve more balance in your day-to-day dealings with the world around you.

What is EMDR

Based on the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy is an extensively researched interactive psychotherapeutic technique used to relieve psychological stress. It has proven to be an effective treatment for trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), helping people to recover from many distressing life experiences. In recent years it has shown an increased efficacy amongst a broad range of mental health problems

EMDR has been found to be effective because recollecting distressing events is often less emotionally upsetting when your attention is being diverted. As a result, you can be exposed to memories or thoughts under the therapist’s direction, recalling distressing events which are often less emotionally upsetting within the framework of EMDR therapy.



CBT is proven to be effective for anxiety related disorders, panic disorders, phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), insomnia and a variety of other psychological problems

Areas of Interest

Major Trauma; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR); Trauma; Anxiety Disorders; Bereavement; Depression; Family Therapy; Individual Therapy; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Adolescent Mental Health; Bulimia Nervosa


Don’t know how I would have been able to go back to school if I hadn’t met Anne. She made things feel possible again.

Female (16yrs)

Very helpful and clear. Finally got a handle on my anxiety after fifty years!

Male (74yrs)

Brilliant therapist. Freed me from a lifelong bladder condition that had ruined my life and that general practitioners said I would never be free from. She identified OCD, my lifelong nemesis, and showed me a path towards recovery from this and other co-morbid conditions such as depression and perfectionism. Real life change for the better is possible. Anne can show you the path but you must walk it.

Male (38yrs)

It felt such a relief to be able to tell my story to a ‘stranger’ who was non-judgmental and inspired trust…Anne has helped equip me with the skills to reflect on issues that have been the source of my anxiety with a fresh pair of eyes.

Male (48yrs)

I have stopped blowing things out of proportion and worrying about ‘the ducks going barefoot.’ My family and I owe Anne a debt of gratitude.

Female (36yrs)

Contact Anne

If you would like more information about the our services, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    07888 767 000

    07596 898 359

    333 Ravenhill Rd
    BT6 0BT