Dementia Counselling in Antrim

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DB Counselling Service
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Antrim BT41
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified integrative counsellor providing a counselling service in the Mid-Ulster area. I have my own private facility which means I can offer a warm, safe, confidential environment where you can explore issues that are impacting on your life. my work is suited to your needs as therapy is individual to you, and what works best for you as an individual. Ensuring the best possible outcome. I can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. I will listen and support you without judging or critizing.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified integrative counsellor providing a counselling service in the Mid-Ulster area. I have my own private facility which means I can offer a warm, safe, confidential environment where you can explore issues that are impacting on your life. my work is suited to your needs as therapy is individual to you, and what works best for you as an individual. Ensuring the best possible outcome. I can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. I will listen and support you without judging or critizing.
07429 764073 View 07429 764073
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CMJ Counselling Practice
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I offer professional and supportive counselling and personal therapy and am passionate about supporting all individuals to realise their worth, value and purpose. I hope to offer space for you to be seen and heard from a place of acceptance and compassion. My experience so far has included a wide range of issues such as family and relationship breakdown, low mood, anxiety, depression, bereavement, pre- and post-partum difficulties and HIV, to name a few. Every client I see is so unique and I truly feel privileged to walk on their healing journey for as long as they need me to.
I offer professional and supportive counselling and personal therapy and am passionate about supporting all individuals to realise their worth, value and purpose. I hope to offer space for you to be seen and heard from a place of acceptance and compassion. My experience so far has included a wide range of issues such as family and relationship breakdown, low mood, anxiety, depression, bereavement, pre- and post-partum difficulties and HIV, to name a few. Every client I see is so unique and I truly feel privileged to walk on their healing journey for as long as they need me to.
028 9694 3595 View 028 9694 3595
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Siobhan Magill
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41  (Online Only)
I welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way I can
I welcome the opportunity to assist you in any way I can
028 2502 2443 View 028 2502 2443
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Catrina Bell
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Check out www.oaktreetherapiesni.com for more information
Check out www.oaktreetherapiesni.com for more information
07723 414169 View 07723 414169
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Joanne Welsh Counselling Services Ballyclare
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Antrim BT41
I offer warm, non-judgmental therapy, helping you understand yourself, face difficulties, make decisions or begin to make changes. This involves talking about life experiences in a safe space, providing you with support and helping you make future plans. I offer therapy for individuals, couples and young people (12+). I can help with a range of difficulties including anxiety, work related stress, depression, relationship difficulties including sex therapy (low desire, vaginismus, DE, ED & PE), self esteem, bereavement, trauma & addictions including sex addiction. I'll focus on what you want to achieve.
I offer warm, non-judgmental therapy, helping you understand yourself, face difficulties, make decisions or begin to make changes. This involves talking about life experiences in a safe space, providing you with support and helping you make future plans. I offer therapy for individuals, couples and young people (12+). I can help with a range of difficulties including anxiety, work related stress, depression, relationship difficulties including sex therapy (low desire, vaginismus, DE, ED & PE), self esteem, bereavement, trauma & addictions including sex addiction. I'll focus on what you want to achieve.
07792 813171 View 07792 813171

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Valerie Best
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ballyclare BT39
Life may be difficult or stressful for you at this time and you would like to talk to someone in a confidential and relaxed environment who is not a family member or friend. We can all face obstacles and challenges at different stages in our lives which may cause us to feel depressed, anxious or overwhelmed. I provide a safe and welcoming place where you can take the time to explore your concerns and work out how these may have affected your well being. Through building a mutually trusting relationship we can help bring about a positive outcome for your future.
Life may be difficult or stressful for you at this time and you would like to talk to someone in a confidential and relaxed environment who is not a family member or friend. We can all face obstacles and challenges at different stages in our lives which may cause us to feel depressed, anxious or overwhelmed. I provide a safe and welcoming place where you can take the time to explore your concerns and work out how these may have affected your well being. Through building a mutually trusting relationship we can help bring about a positive outcome for your future.
028 9433 1962 View 028 9433 1962
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Janet Clare Duncan
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Crumlin BT29
Hello I’m Janet and welcome to my profile.Does life feel overwhelming and you struggle to find motivation to do things?Has your relationship hit rock bottom and your loosing hope? Are you looking for a couples therapist to help you with increased tension or loneliness in your relationship?I am a mature counsellor with over 20 years of experience specialising in couple counselling and one to one sessions with teenagers and adults. I previously trained and worked with Relate N.I with individuals and couples with relationship issues. I also set up a school counselling services and have 15 years experience counselling young people.
Hello I’m Janet and welcome to my profile.Does life feel overwhelming and you struggle to find motivation to do things?Has your relationship hit rock bottom and your loosing hope? Are you looking for a couples therapist to help you with increased tension or loneliness in your relationship?I am a mature counsellor with over 20 years of experience specialising in couple counselling and one to one sessions with teenagers and adults. I previously trained and worked with Relate N.I with individuals and couples with relationship issues. I also set up a school counselling services and have 15 years experience counselling young people.
07380 308426 View 07380 308426
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Angela Wicke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glenavy BT29
Hi! I’m happy to work via phone or video, but also welcome you to my quiet counselling room as soon as possible. I can meet with individuals & couples. I also enjoy working with families who have struggles, anxieties, bereavements, depression, relationship challenges, ADHD/ASD, PTSD, guilt, shame, fear, anger, self-harm, emotion dysregulation, eating disorders, OCD, etc. I'm near Lisburn and Belfast. Confidentiality is strictly observed. I also offer spiritual formation support, trained in spiritual direction & Mindfulness), can offer EMDR for traumas, and DBT counselling for emotional instabilities and self harm.
Hi! I’m happy to work via phone or video, but also welcome you to my quiet counselling room as soon as possible. I can meet with individuals & couples. I also enjoy working with families who have struggles, anxieties, bereavements, depression, relationship challenges, ADHD/ASD, PTSD, guilt, shame, fear, anger, self-harm, emotion dysregulation, eating disorders, OCD, etc. I'm near Lisburn and Belfast. Confidentiality is strictly observed. I also offer spiritual formation support, trained in spiritual direction & Mindfulness), can offer EMDR for traumas, and DBT counselling for emotional instabilities and self harm.
01883 772257 View 01883 772257
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Clare Power
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kells BT42
Hi my name is Clare Power. Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I’m a qualified counsellor and work as a integrative counsellor methods i use is psychodynamic and CBT, together we will work with whichever method suits your needs. I’m a registered member of the BACP and work in accordance to its ethical framework.
Hi my name is Clare Power. Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I’m a qualified counsellor and work as a integrative counsellor methods i use is psychodynamic and CBT, together we will work with whichever method suits your needs. I’m a registered member of the BACP and work in accordance to its ethical framework.
07480 777028 View 07480 777028
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Nichola Burke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ballyrobert BT39
I am what is called an ‘integrative counsellor’. What this means is that I have trained in several therapeutic approaches so I can meet each individual clients needs. I understand how hard it can be to make that first step in asking for help. I will endeavour to create a safe and welcoming environment. I firmly believe you have the answers within yourself, its just sometimes we don’t get the time or space to figure them out, and sometimes we need someone who is on the outside looking in with a bit of perspective, knowledge or experience to just helping you join up the dots and find your own solutions or conclusions.
I am what is called an ‘integrative counsellor’. What this means is that I have trained in several therapeutic approaches so I can meet each individual clients needs. I understand how hard it can be to make that first step in asking for help. I will endeavour to create a safe and welcoming environment. I firmly believe you have the answers within yourself, its just sometimes we don’t get the time or space to figure them out, and sometimes we need someone who is on the outside looking in with a bit of perspective, knowledge or experience to just helping you join up the dots and find your own solutions or conclusions.
028 9433 8815 View 028 9433 8815

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Laura Stoops
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belfast BT8
Working with carers of people with Dementia, I've understood first hand what it's like to have a lot on your plate - where there's conflicting responsibilities and you no longer have the time to be you.
I have supported people when things are feeling too much and are becoming overwhelming. Things we have to do can build up and up and it can feel like they are forming a brick wall that we need to find a way over. Do you feel this way? Is it a struggle to cope? Do you have racing thoughts, or thoughts that are so loud that you can't focus on anything else? Do you have so much to do that you don't know where to start and you just can't relax? Are you in a safe and supportive relationship now, and feel like hurtful or traumatic experiences from your past are getting in the way of day-to-day life or you fear conflict?
Working with carers of people with Dementia, I've understood first hand what it's like to have a lot on your plate - where there's conflicting responsibilities and you no longer have the time to be you.
I have supported people when things are feeling too much and are becoming overwhelming. Things we have to do can build up and up and it can feel like they are forming a brick wall that we need to find a way over. Do you feel this way? Is it a struggle to cope? Do you have racing thoughts, or thoughts that are so loud that you can't focus on anything else? Do you have so much to do that you don't know where to start and you just can't relax? Are you in a safe and supportive relationship now, and feel like hurtful or traumatic experiences from your past are getting in the way of day-to-day life or you fear conflict?
028 3829 4789 View 028 3829 4789
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Lisa Beevers Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballycastle BT54
Waitlist for new clients
I'm Lisa Beevers. I am a caring and friendly Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years' experience of working in NHS mental health services, with adults and older adults. In addition to my NHS work, I now have a small private practice offering in-person and online therapy for a range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood/depression, grief and trauma. I am also experienced in working with people with memory difficulties and dementia and their carers.
I'm Lisa Beevers. I am a caring and friendly Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years' experience of working in NHS mental health services, with adults and older adults. In addition to my NHS work, I now have a small private practice offering in-person and online therapy for a range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood/depression, grief and trauma. I am also experienced in working with people with memory difficulties and dementia and their carers.
028 9344 7204 View 028 9344 7204
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Louanne Martin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20  (Online Only)
I work with couples, individuals, older people & young people. You will experience a safe & secure environment in which to explore the areas of your life that are important to you. Irrespective of what has happened to you or when life experiences impacted you I invite you to take time with me to gain a deeper understanding of the events that have taken place & of the relationships that may cause challenges. You may have very clear goals, hopes & expectations in mind & together we will work to find ways of realising them. Or you may not yet know what you hope for & that's fine too - together we will work it out.
I work with couples, individuals, older people & young people. You will experience a safe & secure environment in which to explore the areas of your life that are important to you. Irrespective of what has happened to you or when life experiences impacted you I invite you to take time with me to gain a deeper understanding of the events that have taken place & of the relationships that may cause challenges. You may have very clear goals, hopes & expectations in mind & together we will work to find ways of realising them. Or you may not yet know what you hope for & that's fine too - together we will work it out.
028 9694 7166 View 028 9694 7166
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Kathryn Mounstephen
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belfast BT4
Maybe you feel stuck, or life feels overwhelming. Perhaps there's something in your past you would like to make sense of, or a situation that is troubling you now. You long for someone to listen to your story and to "get" you. To journey with you as you make sense of what has happened, or is happening to you currently. Or you would just like to feel better! Most of all, you just want to move forward, to have peace. To hope again. I will hold that hope for you as we journey together. I offer a safe space to process, as well as a warm and empathetic presence. My goal is for you to feel seen, valued and find healing.
Maybe you feel stuck, or life feels overwhelming. Perhaps there's something in your past you would like to make sense of, or a situation that is troubling you now. You long for someone to listen to your story and to "get" you. To journey with you as you make sense of what has happened, or is happening to you currently. Or you would just like to feel better! Most of all, you just want to move forward, to have peace. To hope again. I will hold that hope for you as we journey together. I offer a safe space to process, as well as a warm and empathetic presence. My goal is for you to feel seen, valued and find healing.
028 9163 8584 View 028 9163 8584
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Elaine McQueen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Troon KA10
Everybody struggles sometimes and talking about whatever may be troubling us helps us to explore our inner feelings. However, considering counselling can feel a bit daunting. Often, we are so used to putting others before ourselves that it can almost feel selfish to take care of ourselves so we just try to 'get on with it'. It can be difficult to take that first step but I can provide a safe space where I will work compassionately with you to help explore whatever may be troubling you. It can be healing to speak to someone outside of your own circle who can be non judgemental and empathic.
Everybody struggles sometimes and talking about whatever may be troubling us helps us to explore our inner feelings. However, considering counselling can feel a bit daunting. Often, we are so used to putting others before ourselves that it can almost feel selfish to take care of ourselves so we just try to 'get on with it'. It can be difficult to take that first step but I can provide a safe space where I will work compassionately with you to help explore whatever may be troubling you. It can be healing to speak to someone outside of your own circle who can be non judgemental and empathic.
01294 445329 View 01294 445329
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Margaret Spencer Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
With 20 years experience, I've worked with people who want to build a warm, confidential and trusting relationship with a skilled, capable, qualified professional, with you at the heart of the work. I have a PG Dip in Systemic Practice, an Adv Dip Integrative Counselling, Dip in Counselling, Certificate in Couples Counselling, Certs in Counselling Studies and Skills. My training is trauma informed, I'm able to work with ancestral issues. One of my clients said recently "Margaret is the first person really to enable me to recall situations of the past, to help me deal with the present - and move forward into the future" (L, 32)
With 20 years experience, I've worked with people who want to build a warm, confidential and trusting relationship with a skilled, capable, qualified professional, with you at the heart of the work. I have a PG Dip in Systemic Practice, an Adv Dip Integrative Counselling, Dip in Counselling, Certificate in Couples Counselling, Certs in Counselling Studies and Skills. My training is trauma informed, I'm able to work with ancestral issues. One of my clients said recently "Margaret is the first person really to enable me to recall situations of the past, to help me deal with the present - and move forward into the future" (L, 32)
07775 706907 View 07775 706907
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Maryrose McCracken
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Magherafelt BT45
Waitlist for new clients
I am a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor working in the Mid Ulster area. I also have a Bsc (Hons) Applied Psychology and have spent many years working in the field of Behavioural Neuroscience and research, a GP medical practice and schools. My approach is warm, direct, and engaging with an emphasis on building trust and using the therapeutic relationship as a medium for change. I strive to create a space to explore patterns in relationships, emotional expression, and practising new ways of thinking, feeling and being. My private counselling service is founded on clinical excellence informed by up to date research.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor working in the Mid Ulster area. I also have a Bsc (Hons) Applied Psychology and have spent many years working in the field of Behavioural Neuroscience and research, a GP medical practice and schools. My approach is warm, direct, and engaging with an emphasis on building trust and using the therapeutic relationship as a medium for change. I strive to create a space to explore patterns in relationships, emotional expression, and practising new ways of thinking, feeling and being. My private counselling service is founded on clinical excellence informed by up to date research.
07449 480607 View 07449 480607
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Diana Tighe O Broin
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Londonderry BT48
Whether your feeling stuck, at a low ebb, dislike the person you've become. Perhaps feel as if your at a crossroads in your life or just looking to challenge yourself. Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, unhappy or even wonder what's the point. Life can be a struggle through many forms of loss in our lives we can feel hopeless and helpless. Even at your lowest, your still trying, still hoping. That's why your reading this, your looking for something to change, to challenge where you are in life and how to change it, so you can feel happy, content, alive again. As an Integrative Therapist I can accompany you.
Whether your feeling stuck, at a low ebb, dislike the person you've become. Perhaps feel as if your at a crossroads in your life or just looking to challenge yourself. Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, unhappy or even wonder what's the point. Life can be a struggle through many forms of loss in our lives we can feel hopeless and helpless. Even at your lowest, your still trying, still hoping. That's why your reading this, your looking for something to change, to challenge where you are in life and how to change it, so you can feel happy, content, alive again. As an Integrative Therapist I can accompany you.
07480 778974 View 07480 778974
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Mindtherapy NI
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT9
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Having worked with children and adult mental health sectors using models of psychological assessment, formulation, and treatment, knowledgeable of our community and voluntary sector. I am privileged to have experience with people from a broad range of cultural backgrounds and levels of complexity. And help them to overcome the language and the culture barriers by speaking the same language with them as I m fluent in Arabic, English, French and Persian.
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Having worked with children and adult mental health sectors using models of psychological assessment, formulation, and treatment, knowledgeable of our community and voluntary sector. I am privileged to have experience with people from a broad range of cultural backgrounds and levels of complexity. And help them to overcome the language and the culture barriers by speaking the same language with them as I m fluent in Arabic, English, French and Persian.
07378 105155 View 07378 105155
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Dr Gillian Agnew
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newry BT35  (Online Only)
I am a HCPC registered Doctor of Clinical Psychology based in Northern Ireland. I have over 15 years experience in the NHS working with individuals with a wide range of mental health conditions. I wish to provide a service to those struggling to navigate waiting lists for psychology services in this current climate. I provide services to young people and adults using evidence based psychological therapies (CBT, DBT, Schema, EMDR & CFT). I endeavor to work with you to identify the most appropriate form of intervention for your own individual needs. Email me to discuss.
I am a HCPC registered Doctor of Clinical Psychology based in Northern Ireland. I have over 15 years experience in the NHS working with individuals with a wide range of mental health conditions. I wish to provide a service to those struggling to navigate waiting lists for psychology services in this current climate. I provide services to young people and adults using evidence based psychological therapies (CBT, DBT, Schema, EMDR & CFT). I endeavor to work with you to identify the most appropriate form of intervention for your own individual needs. Email me to discuss.
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Can dementia patients benefit from counselling?

Dementia patients can often benefit significantly from counselling. While neurologists typically treat dementia itself, counsellors provide crucial emotional support for patients and their families. Therapists specializing in dementia can help clients navigate aging, end-of-life issues, social isolation, sleep challenges, and grief. They can also assist clients in adapting to the disease by addressing caregiving concerns and supporting family members. Counsellors will often also collaborate with a patient's neurologist or other medical providers to manage dementia symptoms and medication needs.

How can you tell if someone has dementia or Alzheimer's?

To determine if someone has dementia or Alzheimer's disease, there are several signs and diagnostic methods that medical professionals use. Early signs of dementia often include memory loss, difficulty with problem-solving, and challenges in completing familiar tasks. Diagnosing dementia or Alzheimer's requires a comprehensive approach, as there is no single definitive test, and initial diagnosis can sometimes be difficult as symptoms tend to worsen progressively over time. To make a diagnosis, medical professionals typically use a combination of methods, including standardized questionnaires and cognitive tests to assess memory, attention, and problem-solving skills, psychiatric evaluations to understand mental health status, brain scans to look for physical changes in the brain, as well as other medical tests to rule out other conditions.

What are the first-line treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease?

There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but catching the disease in its early-to-moderate phases can be beneficial in order to initiate first-line treatments to help manage symptoms. Medications such as galantamine, rivastigmine, and donepezil are examples of cholinesterase inhibitors that are commonly prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, working with a therapist or social worker can also often help patients with the disease address common behavioural and lifestyle concerns, such as anxiety, depression, irritability, sleep problems, social support, and housing changes.

When to seek treatment for Alzheimer’s?

It’s best to seek treatment at the first signs of Alzheimer's. Early warning signs of Alzheimer’s include memory problems, such as forgetting appointments or directions, as well as trouble concentrating, paying attention, retrieving words, and carrying out daily household tasks. An early diagnosis can help people slow the progression of the disease with medication and plan for the future in terms of housing, social/caregiving support, and finances.