Counselling in BT56

Photo of Tracy A. Moore, Counsellor in BT56, Northern Ireland
Tracy A. Moore
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
We are all experiencing anxiety in the world at this time, as we face the uncertainty of a pandemic and attempt to adapt to, and recover some semblance of ‘normal’. Perhaps you face some difficult historical issues or struggle to cope with the challenges of a life transition? Whatever your needs, help is at hand. I offer a safe, contained space, with a professional, relational approach, so that together, we can creatively explore presenting issues & find a meaningful way to navigate change. The shared goal is for my clients to re-emerge with renewed courage & strength, to get back to living their life with meaning & purpose.
We are all experiencing anxiety in the world at this time, as we face the uncertainty of a pandemic and attempt to adapt to, and recover some semblance of ‘normal’. Perhaps you face some difficult historical issues or struggle to cope with the challenges of a life transition? Whatever your needs, help is at hand. I offer a safe, contained space, with a professional, relational approach, so that together, we can creatively explore presenting issues & find a meaningful way to navigate change. The shared goal is for my clients to re-emerge with renewed courage & strength, to get back to living their life with meaning & purpose.
07599 253374 View 07599 253374
Photo of Vitality CBT and Counselling - Marcun Doran, Counsellor in BT56, Northern Ireland
Vitality CBT and Counselling - Marcun Doran
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Online booking is at: vitalitycbt.selectandbook.com I am relaxed and easy going, but I will work hard to help you understand and deal with your problems. We will work together to progress towards your goals and I will be patient and will try to be sensitive to your needs. I am a CBT Therapist and Integrative Counsellor with experience in the private, voluntary and statutory sectors.
Online booking is at: vitalitycbt.selectandbook.com I am relaxed and easy going, but I will work hard to help you understand and deal with your problems. We will work together to progress towards your goals and I will be patient and will try to be sensitive to your needs. I am a CBT Therapist and Integrative Counsellor with experience in the private, voluntary and statutory sectors.
07480 790406 View 07480 790406
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Lauren Gamble
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, my name is Lauren and I am an Integrative counsellor, which means I draw from different psychological approaches depending on your needs and goals. This is to offer you a unique and tailored experience through collaboration to facilitate your desired change. I offer a holistic, non-judgemental safe space allowing you to explore and gain greater insight into your thoughts, feelings, and fears with the aim to promote stress management, coping strategies, self-care, and healing. I have experience with CBT, anxiety, depression, stress, pregnancy/prenatal/postpartum, bereavement, relationships, infidelity, trauma and PTSD.
Hello, my name is Lauren and I am an Integrative counsellor, which means I draw from different psychological approaches depending on your needs and goals. This is to offer you a unique and tailored experience through collaboration to facilitate your desired change. I offer a holistic, non-judgemental safe space allowing you to explore and gain greater insight into your thoughts, feelings, and fears with the aim to promote stress management, coping strategies, self-care, and healing. I have experience with CBT, anxiety, depression, stress, pregnancy/prenatal/postpartum, bereavement, relationships, infidelity, trauma and PTSD.
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Hazel Millar
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Firstly, thanks for stopping by to check out my profile & to find out more about me. I have studied counselling theory in a college/uni setting for 5 years. I am qualified to Foundation Degree level & have BACP Accreditation (National Professional Ethical Body). For over 20+ years, I worked as a Registered Nurse in acute hospitals & the hospice setting. Following a time of ill health, I retrained as a counsellor. I am now able to use this nursing experience to enhance what I offer in the counselling room. I am especially passionate about supporting clients with loss or facing distressing situations within the home or outside of it.
Firstly, thanks for stopping by to check out my profile & to find out more about me. I have studied counselling theory in a college/uni setting for 5 years. I am qualified to Foundation Degree level & have BACP Accreditation (National Professional Ethical Body). For over 20+ years, I worked as a Registered Nurse in acute hospitals & the hospice setting. Following a time of ill health, I retrained as a counsellor. I am now able to use this nursing experience to enhance what I offer in the counselling room. I am especially passionate about supporting clients with loss or facing distressing situations within the home or outside of it.
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Photo of Deirdre Gibson, Psychotherapist in BT56, Northern Ireland
Deirdre Gibson
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Hello, I'm Deirdre and I'm a qualified and accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist from Portstewart providing support to clients from the Coleraine, Portrush, and Limavady areas from The Roe Valley Therapy Centre in Limavady. Sessions are face to face, by Skype or telephone. Whatever is disturbing you, I will always treat you with empathy, respect, warmth and confidentiality.
Hello, I'm Deirdre and I'm a qualified and accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist from Portstewart providing support to clients from the Coleraine, Portrush, and Limavady areas from The Roe Valley Therapy Centre in Limavady. Sessions are face to face, by Skype or telephone. Whatever is disturbing you, I will always treat you with empathy, respect, warmth and confidentiality.
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Photo of Andrea Alcorn Couples And Individual Counsellor, Counsellor in BT56, Northern Ireland
Andrea Alcorn Couples And Individual Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi and welcome to True North Counselling. You are unique and will need different things at different times. When you become stuck in life or in relationships and find it hard to get going, my passion will be to empower you to explore where you have been, how you got there and what is keeping you there. I will help you find new ways to deal with the challenges. With the belief you hold the internal resources for change, I will use different counselling approaches and mindfulness techniques to help you understand why you are stuck and share tools to enhance your mental wellbeing.
Hi and welcome to True North Counselling. You are unique and will need different things at different times. When you become stuck in life or in relationships and find it hard to get going, my passion will be to empower you to explore where you have been, how you got there and what is keeping you there. I will help you find new ways to deal with the challenges. With the belief you hold the internal resources for change, I will use different counselling approaches and mindfulness techniques to help you understand why you are stuck and share tools to enhance your mental wellbeing.
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Photo of Samantha Janice McDowell, Counsellor in BT56, Northern Ireland
Samantha Janice McDowell
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Welcome my name is Sam. I know the thought of opening up about your feelings and emotions to a stranger can be overwhelming but i am here to help. offering a safe place for you to tell your story in your own words with no judgement.
Welcome my name is Sam. I know the thought of opening up about your feelings and emotions to a stranger can be overwhelming but i am here to help. offering a safe place for you to tell your story in your own words with no judgement.
028 9163 8579 View 028 9163 8579
Photo of Dr Jane Simms, Psychologist in BT56, Northern Ireland
Dr Jane Simms
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
I am a Highly Specialist Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years experience in the area of adult mental health, teaching and research. I currently work in NHS and Private Practice. I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). That means you can be assured that I am trained to the highest standards. I specialise in adult mental health, with specialist interest in complex trauma. I offer individual therapy to address any type of mental health issue such as depression, interpersonal problems, trauma, anxiety, stress, abuse, and self-esteem issues.
I am a Highly Specialist Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years experience in the area of adult mental health, teaching and research. I currently work in NHS and Private Practice. I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). That means you can be assured that I am trained to the highest standards. I specialise in adult mental health, with specialist interest in complex trauma. I offer individual therapy to address any type of mental health issue such as depression, interpersonal problems, trauma, anxiety, stress, abuse, and self-esteem issues.
028 9507 2459 View 028 9507 2459
Photo of Safe Space Emotional Wellness, Counsellor in BT56, Northern Ireland
Safe Space Emotional Wellness
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Portrush BT56  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Claire and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and coach. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years and I have been a qualified therapist for 9 years. I believe that it is best to help my clients heal holistically, which means I am passionate about helping you heal at a mental, emotional, physical and energetic level. I am currently seeing clients online via zoom and I offer counselling or coaching, depending on your need. Please reach out via my website.
Hi, my name is Claire and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and coach. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years and I have been a qualified therapist for 9 years. I believe that it is best to help my clients heal holistically, which means I am passionate about helping you heal at a mental, emotional, physical and energetic level. I am currently seeing clients online via zoom and I offer counselling or coaching, depending on your need. Please reach out via my website.
028 9694 3043 View 028 9694 3043
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Professa Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Hello and welcome to my profile. Are you having difficulty with issues in your life and would like the opportunity to talk confidentially? Problems can be extremely painful to talk about so I facilitate you to share these and work through them to help you identify and integrate coping skills. I have a very broad background and understanding of life which I bring to my work with you, have training in trauma and will help you with self regulation and ways to manage PTSD and C-PTSD. I can also help if you experience pain and wish to alleviate it. I am BACP accredited and can work with Counsellors in Training.
Hello and welcome to my profile. Are you having difficulty with issues in your life and would like the opportunity to talk confidentially? Problems can be extremely painful to talk about so I facilitate you to share these and work through them to help you identify and integrate coping skills. I have a very broad background and understanding of life which I bring to my work with you, have training in trauma and will help you with self regulation and ways to manage PTSD and C-PTSD. I can also help if you experience pain and wish to alleviate it. I am BACP accredited and can work with Counsellors in Training.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BT56

10+

Average cost per session

£40

Counsellors in BT56 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
90% Bereavement
90% Stress
80% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
50% Aviva

How Counsellors in BT56 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BT56?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.