Northern Ireland Counselling Project

The Child Brain Injury Trust are excited to announce the launch of our newest Northern Ireland counselling project in partnership with Headway, the brain injury association.

Who is the counselling service for?

Our counselling service will focus on two main areas of identified need: Early Years and Transition, covering:

  • Early Years Parental Counselling to parents and carers of children within the Early Years field (0-5 years).
  • Primary Counselling to parents and carers of children and young people aged 6-12 years old.
  • Transitional Counselling services to children and young adults (13–25 years).

If you are the parent or carer of a child affected by an acquired brain injury between the ages of 5 yrs and 13 yrs, counselling can be provided by an experienced Headway counsellor.

This pilot service was initiated due to the identified need of families affected by childhood acquired brain injury within Northern Ireland, and the current lack of specific counselling for those affected by childhood acquired brain injury across the region.

Service users will be able to avail of four to six 50-minute counselling sessions (one session per week), with a referral being made to their GP should additional counselling be requested.  Our counsellors will deliver a total of three sessions each week therefore we anticipate a waiting list being created, from which each child/parent will be notified when their counselling can start.

The service is available to all registered Child Brain Injury Trust families within Northern Ireland and will currently be delivered in Belfast and Armagh.

How do I access the service?

Once we receive your completed enquiry, we will direct it to one of our counsellors. The counsellor will contact you directly to make an initial appointment. This initial appointment is an opportunity for you to talk to the counsellor and make sure that the service is right for you. If you and the counsellor agree that the service meets your needs, they will agree appointments for you over a period of four to six weeks.

To download a referral form please click HERE. Once you have completed the referral form please email to

For more information please email and a member of the team will get back to you in due course.


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