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Caroline Hazzard
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I offer Hypnotherapy to adults and teenagers. The issues I work with include phobias and quitting unhelpful habits such as smoking or over-eating). I have gained an immense level of positive outcomes with my previous clients and hope to do the same with you. I am highly passionate about my work and treat every client as unique. I offer a safe and completely confidential environment for your hypnosis.
I offer Hypnotherapy to adults and teenagers. The issues I work with include phobias and quitting unhelpful habits such as smoking or over-eating). I have gained an immense level of positive outcomes with my previous clients and hope to do the same with you. I am highly passionate about my work and treat every client as unique. I offer a safe and completely confidential environment for your hypnosis.
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Isobel McGill
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a qualified registered counsellor working in the Belfast and Bangor areas. I provide a comfortable and supportive safe space for you to explore any unresolved issues past or present. Whilst we cannot change difficult events from the past, we can work together to better understand and work through the challenges that you are experiencing in your life. Together we can develop an awareness of patterns of negative behavior and perceptions that may be leaving you feeling anxious or depressed. The symptoms of your distress can show in a physical and psychological way.
I am a qualified registered counsellor working in the Belfast and Bangor areas. I provide a comfortable and supportive safe space for you to explore any unresolved issues past or present. Whilst we cannot change difficult events from the past, we can work together to better understand and work through the challenges that you are experiencing in your life. Together we can develop an awareness of patterns of negative behavior and perceptions that may be leaving you feeling anxious or depressed. The symptoms of your distress can show in a physical and psychological way.
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Anna Zmuda Trzebiatowska
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
People often looks for therapy because they noticed they need to change something. Embracing change and allowing yourself to be vulnerable with a stranger can be a difficult and daunting experience. But this is the beginning of a journey that I am committed to supporting you on, every step of the way. My approach is warm, empathic, non-judgemental and respectful.
People often looks for therapy because they noticed they need to change something. Embracing change and allowing yourself to be vulnerable with a stranger can be a difficult and daunting experience. But this is the beginning of a journey that I am committed to supporting you on, every step of the way. My approach is warm, empathic, non-judgemental and respectful.
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Lea Braithwaite
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
People usually come to therapy because they are in distress, grieving or dissatisfied with certain aspects of their lives and want to address this. Facing change or loss and allowing yourself to be vulnerable can be daunting. I am committed to supporting you through your journey, providing safety, warmth, empathy and consistent reliable support.
People usually come to therapy because they are in distress, grieving or dissatisfied with certain aspects of their lives and want to address this. Facing change or loss and allowing yourself to be vulnerable can be daunting. I am committed to supporting you through your journey, providing safety, warmth, empathy and consistent reliable support.
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Dr Stacey Baraniuk
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
You may be struggling with anxiety that has arisen out of the uncertain situation we find ourselves in right now or you may be facing an issue that has affected you for a long time and you've not been able to talk to anyone about it. You may feel that others do not understand or you feel like a burden to family and friends. You want to be able to explore your thoughts and feelings in a space which feels safe, non-judgmental and reflective so you can move forward with your life and make lasting change. I'm here to help.
You may be struggling with anxiety that has arisen out of the uncertain situation we find ourselves in right now or you may be facing an issue that has affected you for a long time and you've not been able to talk to anyone about it. You may feel that others do not understand or you feel like a burden to family and friends. You want to be able to explore your thoughts and feelings in a space which feels safe, non-judgmental and reflective so you can move forward with your life and make lasting change. I'm here to help.
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Leanne Kernohan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi thanks for visiting my profile. I am a fully qualified integrative therapist and have experience delivering counselling within the voluntary and community sector(including Emerge counselling services and start 360).As a integrative therapist I use different theories to suit each clients needs and focus on what you would like to achieve from counselling. I work with a range of areas including depression, anxiety, addictions and self-esteem and relationship issues. My hope is to provide all my clients a safe non judgemental space to explore their issues. I am a BACP member and adhere to their guidelines.
Hi thanks for visiting my profile. I am a fully qualified integrative therapist and have experience delivering counselling within the voluntary and community sector(including Emerge counselling services and start 360).As a integrative therapist I use different theories to suit each clients needs and focus on what you would like to achieve from counselling. I work with a range of areas including depression, anxiety, addictions and self-esteem and relationship issues. My hope is to provide all my clients a safe non judgemental space to explore their issues. I am a BACP member and adhere to their guidelines.
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Art therapy with Tori
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
As an accredited Art psychotherapist I have extensive experience working with young people and children on the spectrum. My aim is to successfully support clients facing various challenges, including behavioural difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), suicidal ideation, self-harm, bereavement, and relationship difficulties, social anxiety, identity and self-esteem issues, among others things. By creating a trusting and empathetic therapeutic relationship, I help clients navigate these difficulties and find healing through the creative process.
As an accredited Art psychotherapist I have extensive experience working with young people and children on the spectrum. My aim is to successfully support clients facing various challenges, including behavioural difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), suicidal ideation, self-harm, bereavement, and relationship difficulties, social anxiety, identity and self-esteem issues, among others things. By creating a trusting and empathetic therapeutic relationship, I help clients navigate these difficulties and find healing through the creative process.
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Strive2Thrive
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
At times, we can find it difficult to cope with challenges that we are facing. In contending with these challenges, we can lose sight of what matters to us, which only serves to intensify our problems. Strive2Thrive is a clinical psychology service that provides evidence-based approaches to help you cope with difficult thoughts and emotions and get you back on track by reconnecting with what matters to you. Whether it is feelings of anxiety, low mood, managing life transitions, or dealing with trauma, Strive2Thrive can help. In addition to one-to-one therapy, we also offer support to couples experiencing relationship difficulties.
At times, we can find it difficult to cope with challenges that we are facing. In contending with these challenges, we can lose sight of what matters to us, which only serves to intensify our problems. Strive2Thrive is a clinical psychology service that provides evidence-based approaches to help you cope with difficult thoughts and emotions and get you back on track by reconnecting with what matters to you. Whether it is feelings of anxiety, low mood, managing life transitions, or dealing with trauma, Strive2Thrive can help. In addition to one-to-one therapy, we also offer support to couples experiencing relationship difficulties.
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Deborah Armstrong
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
This life is filled with challenge, heartbreak, confusion, overwhelm and un-nameable wounds, but there is also profound potential for meaningful connection, clarity and joy. Let’s work together to learn new ways of navigating life’s struggles and rediscover the magic of your existence. I am an EMDR-trained, trauma-responsive Relational therapist. As a Relational therapist, I understand that some of our most basic human needs are to belong, to be understood, to be valued & seen for who we are, and to be loved. When these needs are not met, we can experience a wide range of challenges in ourselves and in our relationships with others.
This life is filled with challenge, heartbreak, confusion, overwhelm and un-nameable wounds, but there is also profound potential for meaningful connection, clarity and joy. Let’s work together to learn new ways of navigating life’s struggles and rediscover the magic of your existence. I am an EMDR-trained, trauma-responsive Relational therapist. As a Relational therapist, I understand that some of our most basic human needs are to belong, to be understood, to be valued & seen for who we are, and to be loved. When these needs are not met, we can experience a wide range of challenges in ourselves and in our relationships with others.
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Dr Jane Simms
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified 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.
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Elaine O'Donovan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
There are many reasons for thinking about coming to counselling. You may need to talk to a counsellor because of how you feel, eg. anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or low. You may need support with a situation you are going through, have a relationship issue with a partner, family or friends, or have something that has happened in the past that still affects you. Whatever the reasons, counselling helps by giving you or a loved one the time and space to talk about it and work things out with a professional counsellor by your side, in a safe, confidential, warm and empathic environment.
There are many reasons for thinking about coming to counselling. You may need to talk to a counsellor because of how you feel, eg. anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or low. You may need support with a situation you are going through, have a relationship issue with a partner, family or friends, or have something that has happened in the past that still affects you. Whatever the reasons, counselling helps by giving you or a loved one the time and space to talk about it and work things out with a professional counsellor by your side, in a safe, confidential, warm and empathic environment.
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Aaron Callaghan
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Have you been struggling with how you feel? Maybe it is anxiety, depression, or a general emptiness in life. Would you like to better understand what is driving these feelings? Do you need the opportunity to be listened to, understood, and heard? We rarely get this in our lives, however counselling can provide this. Counselling creates a safe space where you will be able to share with me what is happening in your life. I can offer you a compassionate, attuned, and sensitive relationship where we can bring awareness to the source of these feelings. Through this awareness, understanding and acceptance, change happens.
Have you been struggling with how you feel? Maybe it is anxiety, depression, or a general emptiness in life. Would you like to better understand what is driving these feelings? Do you need the opportunity to be listened to, understood, and heard? We rarely get this in our lives, however counselling can provide this. Counselling creates a safe space where you will be able to share with me what is happening in your life. I can offer you a compassionate, attuned, and sensitive relationship where we can bring awareness to the source of these feelings. Through this awareness, understanding and acceptance, change happens.
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Sarah Ross
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor with experience of delivering counselling within a GP setting and also within the voluntary and community sector (including NewLife Counselling and Relate). I have experience of working with a diverse range of areas including anxiety, stress, depression and low mood, bereavement (including suicide), caring responsibilities, confidence issues, relationship issues, unresolved trauma, bullying, abuse, obsessional compulsive behaviours and perfectionism. I also work in the field of addiction, including the provision of therapeutic support to Dunlewey Addiction Services clients.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor with experience of delivering counselling within a GP setting and also within the voluntary and community sector (including NewLife Counselling and Relate). I have experience of working with a diverse range of areas including anxiety, stress, depression and low mood, bereavement (including suicide), caring responsibilities, confidence issues, relationship issues, unresolved trauma, bullying, abuse, obsessional compulsive behaviours and perfectionism. I also work in the field of addiction, including the provision of therapeutic support to Dunlewey Addiction Services clients.
028 9507 2416 View 028 9507 2416
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Claudia Trainor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am an integrative therapist fully qualified to work with individuals, meaning I use different theories to suit each clients needs and focus on what you would like to achieve. I work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), chronic pain/chronic fatigue, grief and loss, and low self-esteem. I have experience working both long and short term.
I am an integrative therapist fully qualified to work with individuals, meaning I use different theories to suit each clients needs and focus on what you would like to achieve. I work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), chronic pain/chronic fatigue, grief and loss, and low self-esteem. I have experience working both long and short term.
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Nora Smyth
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hi there. Thanks for visiting my profile. I am an an integrated counsellor and work with adults, children, and young people. I have over ten years experience working with children and families in school-based counselling and in private practice. My hope is to provide all my clients a safe space to explore their issues and provide families the support and understanding they need to overcome difficulties. I have worked as a project manager for Place2be, a UK wide organisation that specialises in working therapeutically with children and young people and their families.
Hi there. Thanks for visiting my profile. I am an an integrated counsellor and work with adults, children, and young people. I have over ten years experience working with children and families in school-based counselling and in private practice. My hope is to provide all my clients a safe space to explore their issues and provide families the support and understanding they need to overcome difficulties. I have worked as a project manager for Place2be, a UK wide organisation that specialises in working therapeutically with children and young people and their families.
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Rachael Orr
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT7  (Online Only)
My name is Rachael Orr and I am a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with over 15 years' experience working within the NHS, voluntary, and independent sectors, treating a range of acute, and chronic difficulties.
My name is Rachael Orr and I am a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with over 15 years' experience working within the NHS, voluntary, and independent sectors, treating a range of acute, and chronic difficulties.
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Dr Christine Carroll
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I am a fully accredited clinical psychologist with over 10 years experience of working in the area of mental health and well-being. I offer private, individual therapy sessions in a discrete and convenient location in South Belfast. Every individual and their difficulties are unique, and so I am trained across a number of different therapeutic modalities, and can tailor therapy to suit your particular needs. My approach is holistic and person-centred which means you can be assured of genuine warmth, empathy and respect.
I am a fully accredited clinical psychologist with over 10 years experience of working in the area of mental health and well-being. I offer private, individual therapy sessions in a discrete and convenient location in South Belfast. Every individual and their difficulties are unique, and so I am trained across a number of different therapeutic modalities, and can tailor therapy to suit your particular needs. My approach is holistic and person-centred which means you can be assured of genuine warmth, empathy and respect.
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Michael Paul Reilly
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
How do you feel right now? Can you put a word to that feeling? Feelings can often go unchecked and we don't notice until we feel overwhelmed. In modern life we are constantly bombarded with information and feel pressure to make decisions. We anxiously think about the future and regretfully think of the past. Unable to find peace in the now. A therapist can act as a companion who can help you explore your feelings in a safe environment. Help you learn more about yourself. We all have aspects of our personality that we keep hidden from others and even ourselves. Together we can explore these aspects.
How do you feel right now? Can you put a word to that feeling? Feelings can often go unchecked and we don't notice until we feel overwhelmed. In modern life we are constantly bombarded with information and feel pressure to make decisions. We anxiously think about the future and regretfully think of the past. Unable to find peace in the now. A therapist can act as a companion who can help you explore your feelings in a safe environment. Help you learn more about yourself. We all have aspects of our personality that we keep hidden from others and even ourselves. Together we can explore these aspects.
028 9694 3184 View 028 9694 3184
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Marie-Claire Desgranges-Rodgers
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belfast BT7  (Online Only)
A BSc Hons in Psychology, FdSc Integrative Therapist and trained in Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic approaches to counselling. My joy is in the collaborative and healing process of the therapeutic relationship. I believe in a holistic approach with the core value and understanding that you as a person are the expert in your own life. I believe that taking the decision to engage in therapy is a difficult and confusing one and my aim is to create a welcoming and encouraging environment for growth and change.
A BSc Hons in Psychology, FdSc Integrative Therapist and trained in Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic approaches to counselling. My joy is in the collaborative and healing process of the therapeutic relationship. I believe in a holistic approach with the core value and understanding that you as a person are the expert in your own life. I believe that taking the decision to engage in therapy is a difficult and confusing one and my aim is to create a welcoming and encouraging environment for growth and change.
028 9692 8901 View 028 9692 8901
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Psychology and Counselling Centre
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome, I see you made the first, very important step. You came to realisation you have a problem and that you need professional support. I can help you to specify, name, give a meaning and assist you in your way to recovery of your mental balance while keeping you on the course you chose.I strongly believe that Clients know themselves the best, therefore are the experts of the “knowledge of themselves”; however sometimes they need support to uncover or unblock the inner resources. I encourage taking responsibility for yourself, “can do” attitude to stimulate your mental healing and growth process.
Hello and welcome, I see you made the first, very important step. You came to realisation you have a problem and that you need professional support. I can help you to specify, name, give a meaning and assist you in your way to recovery of your mental balance while keeping you on the course you chose.I strongly believe that Clients know themselves the best, therefore are the experts of the “knowledge of themselves”; however sometimes they need support to uncover or unblock the inner resources. I encourage taking responsibility for yourself, “can do” attitude to stimulate your mental healing and growth process.
028 9163 8320 View 028 9163 8320

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BT7

40+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in BT7 who prioritize treating:

93% Self Esteem
90% Depression
90% Anxiety
76% Relationship Issues
67% Stress
64% Bereavement
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% AXA PPP
56% Aviva
56% Bupa

How Counsellors in BT7 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BT7?

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.