Common Problems 


Dr McCormack specialises in providing psychological therapy for psychological trauma, depression, anxiety problems, and persistent physical symptoms. 

This includes,
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Low mood and depression
Recurrent panic attacks
Social anxiety problems

Adjustment difficulties

These common problems can occur at any stage in a person’s life. Sometimes they can occur as if ‘out of the blue’ without a clear trigger or reason. While for others they can result from traumatic events or when having to live with a chronic physical health problem. 


While many people who attend have identified specific problems that they would like to overcome, for others it is sometimes hard for them to pinpoint exactly what’s wrong. It may be that their personal relationships are strained or because they are worrying excessively and feel quite unhappy and they can’t seem to figure out how to make it better. When this is the case the first place to start is to make sense of what is happening and then, if it is appropriate, commence a course of psychological therapy to address and overcome the problems identified. 



Psychological therapy


To enable clients to overcome the problems they are attending for Dr McCormack uses evidence-based psychotherapy, drawing upon a number of psychological approaches. The main approach he uses is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 


The reason for this is because CBT is proven to be an effective therapy for a number of common psychological and emotional problems. However, as people are inherently complex and their problems unique, he always tailors therapy to a client's individual needs so as to best support them to overcome the difficulties they are experiencing.








Dr David McCormack holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Queen's University Belfast), a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology ( Trinity College Dublin ) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Oxford University). 

He is fully insured and registered (licensed) to practice as a Clinical Psychologist in Northern Ireland and Great Britain. 

Registered Clinical Psychologist,





Dr. David McCormack 

Clinical Psychologist



Dr David McCormack

Clinical Psychologist 



Malone Medical Chambers,

142 Malone Road,

Belfast, BT9 5LH


office: 028 9600 2429