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First step will be an initial consultation to discuss your needs

We can help you with a wide range of life issues like Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Negative Thoughts, Fears, Panic Attacks, OCD, Relationship Problems, Low Self-Esteem, Grief & Loss, Spiritual Issues & more

Online Referral

1. We exist to help those individuals and families suffering with a wide range of life issues like Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Negative Thoughts, Fears, Panic Attacks, OCD, Relationship Problems, Low Self-Esteem, Grief & Loss, Spiritual Issues & more.

We do this through:

  • Counselling (in person or online via Zoom)
  • Inner Healing & Prayer Ministry inviting the Power of God into the care and healing process

2. We teach, coach and mentor Christians (all denominations) to empower them for life’s problems and equip them to prosper through Spirit led life.

3. We train and equip others to become effective helpers in these areas. We do this through:

  • Teaching, Coaching & Mentoring individuals & groups with skills in Pastoral Care, Counselling, Inner Healing and the wisdom we’ve gleaned over the many years of experience, so they can bring help and healing to others.

4. We provide clinical supervision, pastoral supervision and/or cross-professional supervision


Please spend a little time browsing our website to catch the ethos of what we’re trying to achieve here in Northern Ireland and beyond.


Feel free to contact us to find out more:

Phone: 07720 263169 or Email:
First step will be an initial chat to discuss your needs

Counselling | Inner Healing & Release  | Prayer Ministry

Times of Refreshing Ministries (TRM) was established in 1983 to bring Christian help to those who are in emotional or spiritual need, and finding it difficult to prosper.

We offer an Integrated Model of Therapy which includes Counselling Skills & Ministry Tools such as Inner-Healing and Prayer Ministry to help individuals who are hurting. This brings the benefits of helpful psychotherapy techniques but gives opportunity to the Power of the Holy Spirit for healing of the mind and emotions.

We operate a strictly confidential and voluntary service to the public regardless of background or orientation.

We have counselling rooms in Belfast & Mid-Ulster (in Magherafelt) where we place emphasis on the importance of comfort and relaxation and so ensure that our counselling environment is warm, friendly and secure.

We can also offer services through telephone and Zoom.

We are a registered charity with an aim of making our services available to all regardless of affordability and as such offer concessionary rates, with the expectation that contributions are made according to income.

  • Student or Young Person: £5 per session
  • Unemployed & Receiving Benefits: £5-10 per session
  • Employed Person (part time – full time): £15 – 35+ per session
  • Working Couples: £20-45+ per session

If you are unable to make a contribution at any time, or less than our suggested contributions, we will understand and would like to assure you that this will in no way affect your counselling time or our commitment to you.

Those who serve within the Ministry are trained in a variety of professional & ministry skills and have backgrounds in various denominations of Christianity; but all share common belief in the Power of the Holy Spirit for everyday life matters.

Counsellors at TRM are all:

  • trained, experienced and equipped with skills of maturity, wisdom, understanding and compassion.
  • subject to external supervision ensuring safe & best practice for all clients.
  • adhere to the ethical and professional standards of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) who exist to facilitate provision by Christians of quality counselling and pastoral care.
  • able to integrate a variety of counselling skills from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and person-centred theories, depending on the unique needs of each client, to help uncover distorted thoughts and beliefs in order to renew the mind

After counselling, the outcome for many people is a release from feelings of helplessness, loss and confusion and an ability to feel more able to play a responsible role in family life and society in general.

Inner Healing & Prayer Ministry

What differentiates us from other mainstream counselling services is that we approach problems on the basis that we are tri-party beings with issues of the Spirit as well as the Soul (Mind, Will, Intellect & Emotions) and Body and we work with the Holy Spirit to bring revelation on root causes of problems and seek Inner Healing to affected areas of Spirit, Soul and Body.

You can read more about the Principles to Inner Healing and Release Prayer Here

Teaching | Coaching | Mentoring

Through many years of ministry we have come to realise it is not only the hurting community that requires helps like inner healing, prayer ministry, counselling & pastoral care but that many are without knowledge of the power that God has given us for life; others have the knowledge but lack confidence in applying it to life’s circumstances. For this reason, we have grown into additional dimensions such as teaching, spiritual formation/spiritual direction, creative therapeutic techniques, Christian life-coaching and mentoring, to motivate and empower each believer to reach his/her full destiny in Christ. We are each unique and learn and hear from God in different ways.

Equipping the Saints for the Work of the Ministry

We also offer a variety of ways to teach and equip individuals, leaders and prayer ministry teams who desire to minister God’s help and healing to others, to see the captives set free from emotional and spiritual bondages and effect the proclamation of Isaiah 61:1-2.

Find out more in the Courses & Resources Sections

or Get in touch to discuss any needs you might have and we’ll be happy to have an initial chat in confidence


The TRM Ministry is the product of the vision and effort of a small group of people, who have had a passion in God to release people from troublesome issues in their lives; restore them to closer relationship with their Father God and help them grow in the nature of Christ and the Power of the Holy Spirit.

From the early concept of this work back in 1983 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, until the present day, Times of Refreshing Ministries has sought to bring Godly knowledge and understanding to every believer, so that they, in turn, could minister God’s help and healing to others.

In those early days, the Holy Spirit engraved in our spirits an understanding from the biblical reference

My people are destroyed for lack of Knowledge. Hosea 4:6

This inspires us and continues to motivate us in all we do.

We believe that God wants us to be

…more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37

To be that conquering person, we need not only to be aware of the complex and often confusing powers that work against us –

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge Hosea 4:6

but we also need to access the ways in which

God will indeed supply all our needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus Philippians 4:19

We rely on and are committed to be guided, led, at all times by the Power of the Holy Spirit who is after all our “Wonderful Counsellor” (Isaiah 9:6), the one whom Jesus spoke about,

…the parakletos, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things John 14:26

Over the years, and through all TRM’s encounters with people, we have realised the ever-increasing harmful influences that people struggle with, and which, therefore, obstruct them from rising to their calling in God.

Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Hebrews 12:1-2

For these reasons, TRM has produced and continues to produce, a variety of teaching and training initiatives to help in equipping those who have a desire to rise in their calling of setting the captives free from emotional and spiritual bondage and go on to help others to do the same.

For the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ. Ephesians 4:12

In May 1996 Brian Patton ‘officially’ founded Times of Refreshing Ministries (T.R.M.) dynamic ministry, not only to meet the needs of a hurting community but with an additional dimension, to motivate and empower each believer to reach his/her full destiny in Christ.

We see the need for healing & equipping of His Body and believe it is paramount to manifest the Glory of God to a lost world, and to fulfil the great commission through strengthening the church to go forward in power and wholeness.

We work both locally and internationally and see ourselves as a tributary serving both local and universal church, strengthening each part of the body that presents itself to us and encouraging the flow of life into the whole.

The TRM People


Founder & Director: Brian Patten

In June 1996 Brian’s wife Charmiane joined T.R.M. as administrator

1997 Lorraine Waddell became deputy director of T.R.M.

Statement of Faith
The King is coming back, for His bride, and this is a time of preparation. The bride makes herself ready (Rev. 19:8) and TRM is committed to helping the bride come to that state of readiness.

Our name is based on the biblical truths found in the Bible, in Book of Acts Chapter 3:19.

“Repent then and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord”. NIV

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Inner Healing & Prayer Ministry in Northern Ireland

  • Established in 1983 to bring Christian help to those who are in emotional or spiritual need.

  • Providing a Christian counselling service to the public in Northern Ireland without distinction of race, creed, political or religious opinion

  • Equipping leaders & prayer ministry teams to effect the Proclamation of Isaiah 61

  • A dynamic ministry, not only to meet the needs of a hurting community but to empower each person to reach his/her full destiny in Christ

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