Photo of Emma Byrne, Psychotherapist in BT17, Northern Ireland
Emma Byrne
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT17
As an accredited art psychotherapist, I offer talking therapy and art psychotherapy to people who experience difficulty in communicating, expressing and processing traumatic and complex experiences. have experience working with a range of topics such as grief, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, low self-esteem, anxiety, direct and indirect impacts of suicide, neurodiversity and eating disorders. My passion for providing a safe, ethical and trauma informed therapeutic environment, creates a space for people to express and work through their experiences in a non-judgemental process that is inclusive and personalised to each client.
As an accredited art psychotherapist, I offer talking therapy and art psychotherapy to people who experience difficulty in communicating, expressing and processing traumatic and complex experiences. have experience working with a range of topics such as grief, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, low self-esteem, anxiety, direct and indirect impacts of suicide, neurodiversity and eating disorders. My passion for providing a safe, ethical and trauma informed therapeutic environment, creates a space for people to express and work through their experiences in a non-judgemental process that is inclusive and personalised to each client.
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Rebecca Rush
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT17
Life can be full of ups and downs and it can be hard to cope at times with the feelings of stress and overwhelm, as Jon Kabat-Zinn said "Wherever you go, there you are". I can help provide a safe space to explore and process any difficulties with the aim of improving overall mental and physical wellbeing.
Life can be full of ups and downs and it can be hard to cope at times with the feelings of stress and overwhelm, as Jon Kabat-Zinn said "Wherever you go, there you are". I can help provide a safe space to explore and process any difficulties with the aim of improving overall mental and physical wellbeing.
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Photo of Barry Joseph Lawlor, Counsellor in BT17, Northern Ireland
Barry Joseph Lawlor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belfast BT17  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Integrative therapist working with adults and young people to provide therapy and counselling services. My aim is to give you a safe space to express how you feel, understand your goals for therapy and work together to take steps towards achieving those goals. Through my experience working in different settings such as a Staff counsellor at ChildLine, staff therapist in multiple counselling agencies and a private therapist, I am able to work at your pace, provide an approach that is specific to your needs and give a therapy that works for you.
I am an Integrative therapist working with adults and young people to provide therapy and counselling services. My aim is to give you a safe space to express how you feel, understand your goals for therapy and work together to take steps towards achieving those goals. Through my experience working in different settings such as a Staff counsellor at ChildLine, staff therapist in multiple counselling agencies and a private therapist, I am able to work at your pace, provide an approach that is specific to your needs and give a therapy that works for you.
01571 590037 View 01571 590037
Photo of John Whinnery - Psychotherapist, Counsellor in BT17, Northern Ireland
John Whinnery - Psychotherapist
Counsellor, MSc
Not Verified Not Verified
Belfast BT17
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, worried, just plain stuck or uncertain about the future? We've all been there, isn't it just part of life? Hi, I'm John and I want to help you get out of the dark hole you've been living in lately, I want to help you find your way back to being your best self again. See, I've been in that dark hole and I know the way out, whether you suffer from chronic stress either through work or life, anxiety and/or depression, if your living with a debilitating phobia that's stopping you living a full and active life, I want to help you. Give me a call, I can help you just like I've helped hundreds of others.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, worried, just plain stuck or uncertain about the future? We've all been there, isn't it just part of life? Hi, I'm John and I want to help you get out of the dark hole you've been living in lately, I want to help you find your way back to being your best self again. See, I've been in that dark hole and I know the way out, whether you suffer from chronic stress either through work or life, anxiety and/or depression, if your living with a debilitating phobia that's stopping you living a full and active life, I want to help you. Give me a call, I can help you just like I've helped hundreds of others.
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Photo of Eimear Hamill, Counsellor in BT17, Northern Ireland
Eimear Hamill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT17  (Online Only)
Ready to break free from overwhelming emotions and embark on a journey to inner peace? Welcome to CounsHealing with Eimear, expert counselling tailored to your unique needs. Feeling overwhelmed by emotions or trapped in a cycle of uncertainty? Struggling with challenges like low self-esteem, grief, stress, or trauma? Seeking guidance through family issues, addiction, anxiety, or depression? Dealing with intrusive thoughts, loneliness, or heartbreak? You're not alone – let's navigate through these challenges together.
Ready to break free from overwhelming emotions and embark on a journey to inner peace? Welcome to CounsHealing with Eimear, expert counselling tailored to your unique needs. Feeling overwhelmed by emotions or trapped in a cycle of uncertainty? Struggling with challenges like low self-esteem, grief, stress, or trauma? Seeking guidance through family issues, addiction, anxiety, or depression? Dealing with intrusive thoughts, loneliness, or heartbreak? You're not alone – let's navigate through these challenges together.
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John Francis Maguire
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Therapist with over twenty years experience working in Mental Heath Settings. I have been Qualified as a Therapist for almost 15 Years. I specialise in Relational work with people dealing with Addiction Issues, Anger Management and Relationship issues. Whilst I specialise in these areas I am not restricted to them.
I am a Therapist with over twenty years experience working in Mental Heath Settings. I have been Qualified as a Therapist for almost 15 Years. I specialise in Relational work with people dealing with Addiction Issues, Anger Management and Relationship issues. Whilst I specialise in these areas I am not restricted to them.
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GMCK Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Dunmurry BT17  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking a moment to read my profile. My counselling approach blends several counselling models which seek to develop a counselling relationship which is genuine, trusting and focused on the clients needs. There is a belief that each person can move towards a greater sense of meaning and purpose whatever challenges they are currently living with. I offer focused short term therapy.
Thank you for taking a moment to read my profile. My counselling approach blends several counselling models which seek to develop a counselling relationship which is genuine, trusting and focused on the clients needs. There is a belief that each person can move towards a greater sense of meaning and purpose whatever challenges they are currently living with. I offer focused short term therapy.
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Latifa Lynch
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am qualified and happy to work via online or telephone sessions. As a therapist I am committed to offering a confidential service which places you and your unique needs at the centre of my approach. Through training and experience I have gained knowledge and skills to help you work through issues such as Couple/Relationship Issues, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Trauma & Addictions, Child & Adolescent difficulties and Anger Management. As your counselor I will facilitate your personal development and understanding of why you are feeling what you are feeling; offering you support while you adapt to life's changes.
I am qualified and happy to work via online or telephone sessions. As a therapist I am committed to offering a confidential service which places you and your unique needs at the centre of my approach. Through training and experience I have gained knowledge and skills to help you work through issues such as Couple/Relationship Issues, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Trauma & Addictions, Child & Adolescent difficulties and Anger Management. As your counselor I will facilitate your personal development and understanding of why you are feeling what you are feeling; offering you support while you adapt to life's changes.
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Photo of Seaneen Madden, Counsellor in BT17, Northern Ireland
Seaneen Madden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Everyone can find it difficult to cope at times, unresolved issues past or present can create stress, anxiety, depression....and may affect your day to day life. Counselling can help you understand these issues more clearly, giving you the space to untangle the confusing, painful feelings and thoughts that may be causing you distress. It is important to find someone you feel comfortable with and who you can trust.
Everyone can find it difficult to cope at times, unresolved issues past or present can create stress, anxiety, depression....and may affect your day to day life. Counselling can help you understand these issues more clearly, giving you the space to untangle the confusing, painful feelings and thoughts that may be causing you distress. It is important to find someone you feel comfortable with and who you can trust.
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Photo of Fionnuala Rupchand, Psychotherapist in BT17, Northern Ireland
Fionnuala Rupchand
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
In my experience, people seek psychotherapy for a variety of reasons ranging from crisis to personal development. The psychotherapeutic relationship is unique, separate from the rest of life, and offers a confidential space to explore and understand your relationship with yourself and others. My practice is anchored by the belief that we are all fundamentally ok and we all have the capacity for change and growth.
In my experience, people seek psychotherapy for a variety of reasons ranging from crisis to personal development. The psychotherapeutic relationship is unique, separate from the rest of life, and offers a confidential space to explore and understand your relationship with yourself and others. My practice is anchored by the belief that we are all fundamentally ok and we all have the capacity for change and growth.
028 9692 8127 View 028 9692 8127
Photo of Catherine Gillen, Psychotherapist in BT17, Northern Ireland
Catherine Gillen
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for effective therapy that is pragmatic, realistic and down to earth? I am an integrative therapist offering a warm and compassionate approach that is tailored to your individual needs. I will work collaboratively with you to resolve the inevitable struggles that are part of life. If you feel you are ready to take those first tentative steps to alleviate your distress and live a richer and more meaningful life then please call me for a free/no obligation telephone consultation.
Are you looking for effective therapy that is pragmatic, realistic and down to earth? I am an integrative therapist offering a warm and compassionate approach that is tailored to your individual needs. I will work collaboratively with you to resolve the inevitable struggles that are part of life. If you feel you are ready to take those first tentative steps to alleviate your distress and live a richer and more meaningful life then please call me for a free/no obligation telephone consultation.
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Photo of Tracy Murtagh, Counsellor in BT17, Northern Ireland
Tracy Murtagh
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belfast BT17  (Online Only)
After my first assessment I will work closely with my client to decide on the best form of therapy for them and decide the way forward together. I have had a passion for helping others my entire life and began counselling in 2010. My own past has only served to deepen my desire to help as I can deeply empathise with those who need it most. I believe that no one should suffer in silence and I work hard to try and guide clients to their own answers. When someone feels lost they then become confused and this is a very lonely place to be. I base my work on clearing the mist and helping clients find the answers.
After my first assessment I will work closely with my client to decide on the best form of therapy for them and decide the way forward together. I have had a passion for helping others my entire life and began counselling in 2010. My own past has only served to deepen my desire to help as I can deeply empathise with those who need it most. I believe that no one should suffer in silence and I work hard to try and guide clients to their own answers. When someone feels lost they then become confused and this is a very lonely place to be. I base my work on clearing the mist and helping clients find the answers.
07723 475643 View 07723 475643
Photo of Heal To Wellness, Counsellor in BT17, Northern Ireland
Heal To Wellness
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belfast BT17
Hi, my name is Kathy. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, particularly anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, addiction and grief. I have a profound passion for working with young people aged 11 to 18 years old, as I'm also a Youth Worker.
Hi, my name is Kathy. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, particularly anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, addiction and grief. I have a profound passion for working with young people aged 11 to 18 years old, as I'm also a Youth Worker.
028 9694 3198 View 028 9694 3198
Photo of Emma Therese Bourquin, Counsellor in BT17, Northern Ireland
Emma Therese Bourquin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belfast BT17  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging and at times we can all feel in need of support. Counselling gives you the space to explore feelings and reflect upon your life in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. I have 10 years experience working in mental health and wellbeing. I have experience of working with a range of presenting issues including anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, family, life transitions, bereavement, post natal depression, work/career stress, learning disability, young people, children (school age-primary and secondary). I have also worked with adults and young people with autism and their families.
Life can be challenging and at times we can all feel in need of support. Counselling gives you the space to explore feelings and reflect upon your life in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. I have 10 years experience working in mental health and wellbeing. I have experience of working with a range of presenting issues including anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, family, life transitions, bereavement, post natal depression, work/career stress, learning disability, young people, children (school age-primary and secondary). I have also worked with adults and young people with autism and their families.
028 2502 2719 View 028 2502 2719
Photo of Eamonn McVeigh Consultant Psychotherapist, Psychotherapist in BT17, Northern Ireland
Eamonn McVeigh Consultant Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Effective, Empathetic, Empowering. Mental ill health treated with care. Providing a Professional Service for your Mental Health needs​. I am a Mental Health Consultant. I provide treatment for Mental ill health conditions. I use CBT, Schema Therapy, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, EFT, Orthomolecular advice and Psychotherapy with Nutritional Guidance. In the first session I will do a full assessment and then offer the best treatment plan for your needs. We will work together on a weekly basis.
Effective, Empathetic, Empowering. Mental ill health treated with care. Providing a Professional Service for your Mental Health needs​. I am a Mental Health Consultant. I provide treatment for Mental ill health conditions. I use CBT, Schema Therapy, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, EFT, Orthomolecular advice and Psychotherapy with Nutritional Guidance. In the first session I will do a full assessment and then offer the best treatment plan for your needs. We will work together on a weekly basis.
028 9694 3608 View 028 9694 3608
Photo of Szilvia Kovács in BT17, Northern Ireland
Szilvia Kovács
DCounsPsych
Not Verified Not Verified
Belfast BT17  (Online Only)
2020 rewrote the way we are coping. The level of collective anxiety has deepened every mental problem, and the obvious solution is the online counselling. If you are struggling with isolation, anxiety, grief, or having panic attacks, I'm here to help. You may feel a strong urge to change but don`t know how or where to start; online counselling can be your first step. Perhaps you feel things are just not right and should and could be better. You may have recognised the problem and acknowledge you need someone to lead you on through this. I am here to help you if you would like to work together.
2020 rewrote the way we are coping. The level of collective anxiety has deepened every mental problem, and the obvious solution is the online counselling. If you are struggling with isolation, anxiety, grief, or having panic attacks, I'm here to help. You may feel a strong urge to change but don`t know how or where to start; online counselling can be your first step. Perhaps you feel things are just not right and should and could be better. You may have recognised the problem and acknowledge you need someone to lead you on through this. I am here to help you if you would like to work together.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BT17

10+

Average cost per session

£47

Counsellors in BT17 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
88% Depression
88% Self Esteem
88% Stress
81% Coping Skills
69% Relationship Issues
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Bupa
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in BT17 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
35% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BT17?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.