Counselling service for children, young people & adults in Holywood (nr Belfast) or online

My name is Victoria Izat, I am an accredited counsellor qualified to provide counselling for all ages, and clinical supervision for counsellors.

I am a relational counsellor integrating psychodynamic and person centred approaches, for children and young people our work might be through the medium of play. I am a registered & accredited member of BACP, working within its Ethical Framework. I have an up-to-date AccessNI Enhanced Security check, and can accept BUPA, WPA, Aviva & Vitality members.

Counselling for children & young people

  • This is a safe, confidential place for children and young people aged 4-18 to explore difficult feelings or events to make them feel smaller or see them in a new way. We only talk about things that you want to talk about. We find new ways to manage your feelings.

    • If finding words is difficult we may use art, craft, play, sand, lego, games or maybe stories to think about painful or confusing problems.

    • I change how I work according to your age, ability and interests. Therapy for young children is likely to be through the medium of play.

    Length of therapy

    Fees for children & young people

    The therapy is usually weekly in my comfortable therapy rooms in Holywood, or online for young people. It can last for 6 sessions or a few months.  The focus and length of the therapy will be agreed by us when we meet.

    Experience of working with children & young people

    I have worked for many years with children and young people aged 4-18 in school, charity and community settings.

    • I work with issues such as family/school/friend relationship changes or difficulties, bereavement/loss, and health challenges. These issues may have led to heightened worries and difficulty regulating anxiety or  anger, or low mood / self-esteem, and sleep issues.
    • I work systemically, so when appropriate or agreed, I work in partnership with parents/carers, teachers and social/health workers. It is a safe way to support children and young people, with appropriate consent that doesn’t compromise the confidentiality of our sessions. The child’s wishes remain at the heart of what we do.


    All work with children is face to face only. I meet with parents/carers for an initial assessment for up to 45 minutes at a cost of £45. We can answer each other's questions and decide if we want to offer your child the opportunity to meet me.

    Finding a counsellor who your child feels happy to be with is important, so the initial session with your child is free. It is their chance to understand what counselling is, ask questions and decide if they want to go ahead. Ultimately it will always be their decision to go ahead or not. Regular weekly sessions of 50 minutes are £45 thereafter. 

    Young people

    Finding a counsellor who you feel confident and happy to be talk with is important so our initial meeting (up to 30 mins online or in person) is free. We can talk about the difficulties in your life and some possible aims for counselling. You might want to ask questions.

    If we make a plan to work together the regular weekly sessions of 50 minutes are £45 thereafter. For clients requiring reports or invoices I charge up to £60 per session.

    Counselling for adults

    You can choose to meet me for counselling sessions face to face in Holywood or online. Both modes give you a safe and confidential spacee where we can reflect on difficult feelings or events in your life.

    We talk about what you want to talk about, at a pace set by you. I offer a nurturing and restorative place for you to build strength, understanding of relationships and events, and find better ways to manage and make changes.

    I have worked with adults in community, agency and charity settings, focussing on family, work and relationship issues, bereavement/loss and difficult life events.

    Length of therapy

    • The therapy will usually be weekly and can last for 6 sessions or a number of months. Short therapy usually focuses on recent or current challenges, longer therapy is likely if you are troubled by past difficulties.

    • We will agree on the focus of the therapy and its length when we meet at the start and review at regular intervals. 

    Fees for adults

    £45.00 per session

    (reduced rates are available for students)

    For clients requiring reports or invoices I charge up to £60 per session.

    Clinical Supervision


    I offer clinical supervision for person centred / psychodynamic counsellors working with a caseload of one-to one children, young people or adult clients. This includes within a school, charity or agency setting. We can meet face to face in central Holywood or online.

    The aim of supervision is to work in partnership to protect the welfare of your clients and foster your professional development. My duty of care is to both you and your clients. I am BACP accredited and work within their Ethical Framework. I have a CPCAB Level 6 certificate in Creative Supervision.

    Supervision is £45 per hour (online or in person), reduced rates for trainee counsellors available.


    Couselling Bee is located on Holywood High Street, right next to a bus stop for buses to Bangor/Belfast. It is a 7 min walk to Holywood train station and a car park is 2 mins walk. Time limited free street parking is also available.


    Counselling Bee by

    text, phone or email