Meet Debbie Mullan


After growing up in Belfast, Debbie trained as a Physiotherapist in Dublin before moving to Coleraine in 2001. Having experienced first hand the benefit of counselling, Debbie changed career in 2011 and retrained in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Ulster. 

After growing up in Belfast, Debbie trained as a Physiotherapist in Dublin before moving to Coleraine in 2001.

Having experienced first hand the benefit of counselling, Debbie changed career in 2011 and retrained in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Ulster. 

"My introduction to counselling was as a fairly desperate, depressed first time mother. I was very reluctant initially to talk to someone I didn't know about the dark, hard places I was experiencing at that time. Perhaps she would make me feel worse about myself or tell me to 'try harder'? But counselling quickly became a lifeline and I found it a safe place in a difficult time to be understood and to work out what I needed.

In my own life, and my clients lives, I am continually amazed by how powerful the simple things are: feeling valued and accepted, being heard and understood. 
They are simple things but often scarce and when we really experience them in a relationship, (therapeutic or otherwise) it can be transformative.
That is what I am passionate about providing at Solace: a safe place where you can be heard, valued, understood. A place where you can be curious about the 'why' of what's hard in your life and the 'how' of making it better."