Male Counselling in Antrim, NIR

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Mark Henderson-Begg
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I offer a safe space to talk about anything which may be of concern in your life, which we can then explore at your own pace, to make sense of things, resolve difficult feelings and make positive change. It can sometimes be difficult to talk to family and friends, and having someone to listen without judgement can make all the difference. Counselling can also help us to understand how the past has affected our present life and relationships, helping us to connect to who we really are and to be happier as our true self, which is our human birthright. Counselling can also enable a secure attachment which can help to heal past wounds.
I offer a safe space to talk about anything which may be of concern in your life, which we can then explore at your own pace, to make sense of things, resolve difficult feelings and make positive change. It can sometimes be difficult to talk to family and friends, and having someone to listen without judgement can make all the difference. Counselling can also help us to understand how the past has affected our present life and relationships, helping us to connect to who we really are and to be happier as our true self, which is our human birthright. Counselling can also enable a secure attachment which can help to heal past wounds.
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Minford McBride
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I have 10 years post-qualification experience supporting clients with a range of issues, including grief and loss in its many forms. I have worked with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2011 as counsellor in the community, within prisons & as a trainer. I support clients manage their anxiety; depression; self-esteem; unhelpful thinking; adverse childhood experiences; sexuality and gender identity; abuse and risk of abusing; relationships - breakdowns, improving them & changing unhelpful patterns.  I have worked extensively with adolescents in school and college settings and with adults from a diversity of backgrounds.
I have 10 years post-qualification experience supporting clients with a range of issues, including grief and loss in its many forms. I have worked with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2011 as counsellor in the community, within prisons & as a trainer. I support clients manage their anxiety; depression; self-esteem; unhelpful thinking; adverse childhood experiences; sexuality and gender identity; abuse and risk of abusing; relationships - breakdowns, improving them & changing unhelpful patterns.  I have worked extensively with adolescents in school and college settings and with adults from a diversity of backgrounds.
07723 496681 View 07723 496681
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John Darby
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Antrim BT41
Hello, you have reached my profile and are perhaps considering reaching out for help... I am a fully qualified counsellor with a calm and relaxing practice in a private location between Antrim and Ballymena. You may be struggling with issues such as low self esteem, low self worth, anxiety, relationship concerns, depression or trauma. I am experienced in these and other areas and can help. I believe everyone can feel better when we work together.
Hello, you have reached my profile and are perhaps considering reaching out for help... I am a fully qualified counsellor with a calm and relaxing practice in a private location between Antrim and Ballymena. You may be struggling with issues such as low self esteem, low self worth, anxiety, relationship concerns, depression or trauma. I am experienced in these and other areas and can help. I believe everyone can feel better when we work together.
07912 886475 View 07912 886475
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Barry Joseph Lawlor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Antrim BT41  (Online Only)
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 an Addiction Therapist for Inspire, 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 an Addiction Therapist for Inspire, 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
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Progeny Teen Counselling and Mentoring (age 13-25)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Progeny is a specialist charity supporting young people aged 13 to 25. We offer professional Counselling and Mentoring and we exist to support and strengthen young people as they journey adolescence and onwards into young adulthood. We have a particular empathy for young people, and their families, who have experienced challenging life stories, traumas and for those with crushed confidence, low self-worth and a sense of being alone, isolated, misunderstood or unseen. We use a range of EMDR, IFS, CBT, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Somatic and Creative Approaches.
Progeny is a specialist charity supporting young people aged 13 to 25. We offer professional Counselling and Mentoring and we exist to support and strengthen young people as they journey adolescence and onwards into young adulthood. We have a particular empathy for young people, and their families, who have experienced challenging life stories, traumas and for those with crushed confidence, low self-worth and a sense of being alone, isolated, misunderstood or unseen. We use a range of EMDR, IFS, CBT, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Somatic and Creative Approaches.
028 9694 3642 View 028 9694 3642
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Kevin McFaul
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist trained in providing psychological assessments and tailored interventions for children, adolescents and adults. CBT helps to provide clients with a deeper understanding of difficult emotions which can be overwhelming and impact on day to day life. This is achieved by collaboratively exploring life events, patterns of thinking and examining behaviours which may intensify unwanted feelings. By learning to challenge unhelpful thinking and behaving, clients can begin to achieve their therapeutic goals and develop an understanding of how to address future difficulties.
I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist trained in providing psychological assessments and tailored interventions for children, adolescents and adults. CBT helps to provide clients with a deeper understanding of difficult emotions which can be overwhelming and impact on day to day life. This is achieved by collaboratively exploring life events, patterns of thinking and examining behaviours which may intensify unwanted feelings. By learning to challenge unhelpful thinking and behaving, clients can begin to achieve their therapeutic goals and develop an understanding of how to address future difficulties.
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Dara Gallagher
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to read what it is that I may have to offer you. As you will likely know, we tend to seek out therapy at those times in our life when we are experiencing some form of distress. What that distress may look like will vary between individuals, and how people may name or label that distress will also vary considerably. What I can offer is first and foremost the opportunity to be with another human being during this time of distress. During this time, together we will seek to better understand your current difficulties - your fears and hopes, your disappointments and pain, your losses and hurts.
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to read what it is that I may have to offer you. As you will likely know, we tend to seek out therapy at those times in our life when we are experiencing some form of distress. What that distress may look like will vary between individuals, and how people may name or label that distress will also vary considerably. What I can offer is first and foremost the opportunity to be with another human being during this time of distress. During this time, together we will seek to better understand your current difficulties - your fears and hopes, your disappointments and pain, your losses and hurts.
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Heart Thoughts - Adults and Teens Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Compassionate and professional counselling for adults and teens. Specialism: I have a particular empathy for those who have experienced trauma, for those with crushed confidence and low self-worth as well as those with a highly sensitive personality. About me: I am a Christian, married with three teens, we have an always hungry retriever and a super-sensitive spaniel! I work with those of all faiths and none. Click on the 'website' button to visit www.heartthoughts.co.uk
Compassionate and professional counselling for adults and teens. Specialism: I have a particular empathy for those who have experienced trauma, for those with crushed confidence and low self-worth as well as those with a highly sensitive personality. About me: I am a Christian, married with three teens, we have an always hungry retriever and a super-sensitive spaniel! I work with those of all faiths and none. Click on the 'website' button to visit www.heartthoughts.co.uk
07723 190524 View 07723 190524
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Justin Bradley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41
Hi. Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page. I am a qualified integrative counsellor and an accredited member of the BACP. I am an integrative therapist which caters for the individual needs of each client I work with. I am also an EMDR practitioner which is a highly effective treatment which enables the client to reconcile the maladaptive thoughts and feelings connected to trauma. I firmly believe a strong therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor can pave the way to successful and rewarding therapeutic change. Feel free to visit my website, justinbradleytherapy.com
Hi. Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page. I am a qualified integrative counsellor and an accredited member of the BACP. I am an integrative therapist which caters for the individual needs of each client I work with. I am also an EMDR practitioner which is a highly effective treatment which enables the client to reconcile the maladaptive thoughts and feelings connected to trauma. I firmly believe a strong therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor can pave the way to successful and rewarding therapeutic change. Feel free to visit my website, justinbradleytherapy.com
028 9590 8935 View 028 9590 8935
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Mindscenery Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Antrim BT41  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Peter Clarke. Sometimes we just need to talk to someone outside of our circle. Someone who will listen to us and not advise us. Someone who will offer empathy and acceptance, not judgment and condemnation. In short, sometimes we need to speak to someone who will listen to us, and help us become the person we wish to be. This is the person i am to my clients.
Hi, my name is Peter Clarke. Sometimes we just need to talk to someone outside of our circle. Someone who will listen to us and not advise us. Someone who will offer empathy and acceptance, not judgment and condemnation. In short, sometimes we need to speak to someone who will listen to us, and help us become the person we wish to be. This is the person i am to my clients.
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Life After Traumatic Events
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ballyclare BT39  (Online Only)
Sometimes we may find ourselves overwhelmed with what life sends our way and we lose confidence in ourselves and abilities. Sessions can be either a one off or a series of events, depending on your needs. As Gandhi said, "Be the change that you want to see."
Sometimes we may find ourselves overwhelmed with what life sends our way and we lose confidence in ourselves and abilities. Sessions can be either a one off or a series of events, depending on your needs. As Gandhi said, "Be the change that you want to see."
020 3053 9829 View 020 3053 9829
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James Martin
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Toome BT41
The thought of attending a stranger for any type of talking therapy is daunting for most. This difficulty is magnified when the person’s mood has deteriorated, their anxiety levels have increased and their self-esteem has taken a battering. Thus the therapeutic relationship is essential for optimum treatment and recovery. As a BABCP Accredited CBT therapist, my role is to help the person become their own therapist. In assisting in the treatment of lowered mood and anxiety, CBT helps establish and build upon coping strategies. We focus on one of the main drivers of mental illness - low self-esteem - in order to drive recovery.
The thought of attending a stranger for any type of talking therapy is daunting for most. This difficulty is magnified when the person’s mood has deteriorated, their anxiety levels have increased and their self-esteem has taken a battering. Thus the therapeutic relationship is essential for optimum treatment and recovery. As a BABCP Accredited CBT therapist, my role is to help the person become their own therapist. In assisting in the treatment of lowered mood and anxiety, CBT helps establish and build upon coping strategies. We focus on one of the main drivers of mental illness - low self-esteem - in order to drive recovery.
07525 627020 View 07525 627020
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Stephen McFarland
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT42
I am Stephen McFarland and I got the name Inspired Counselling for my counselling business, after being inspired to train as a counsellor. I have worked alongside many people and I would like to inspire you to be the best you can be. Counselling with me allows you to take time out from this crazy and fast paced world, to sit and think, cry, shout, whatever you need to do, in a discreet, safe, confidential, warm and friendly environment. Everything we do will be at your pace, and your style, for you.
I am Stephen McFarland and I got the name Inspired Counselling for my counselling business, after being inspired to train as a counsellor. I have worked alongside many people and I would like to inspire you to be the best you can be. Counselling with me allows you to take time out from this crazy and fast paced world, to sit and think, cry, shout, whatever you need to do, in a discreet, safe, confidential, warm and friendly environment. Everything we do will be at your pace, and your style, for you.
028 9163 8589 View 028 9163 8589
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Steven Hall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballyclare BT39
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I see the therapeutic process as a collaborative endeavour of empowerment to help you build the tools for a positive life change. This means that my approach to therapy is based on the idea that being true to yourself can help you lead a more fulfilling life. I will endeavour to create a space in which you can express yourself fully and authentically, in which you can be heard and seen; an authentic therapeutic relationship in which any thought or feeling can be expressed.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I see the therapeutic process as a collaborative endeavour of empowerment to help you build the tools for a positive life change. This means that my approach to therapy is based on the idea that being true to yourself can help you lead a more fulfilling life. I will endeavour to create a space in which you can express yourself fully and authentically, in which you can be heard and seen; an authentic therapeutic relationship in which any thought or feeling can be expressed.
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Online Therapists

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Edmund Dalziel
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Ayr KA7
Are you are here because you have important things to discuss but nowhere to express them? Does being you feel difficult? Do you long for connection but struggle with being in contact? Perhaps it is confusing to be asked how you are or what you need? Life may feel overwhelming just now? Do you struggle with belonging? Possibly everything changed around you and left you feeling lost and uncertain? You are not alone in these feelings and they don't have to define you. I offer you the space to speak out the thoughts and feelings that seem too much to talk to anyone about, you can say what you need to and be heard without judgement.
Are you are here because you have important things to discuss but nowhere to express them? Does being you feel difficult? Do you long for connection but struggle with being in contact? Perhaps it is confusing to be asked how you are or what you need? Life may feel overwhelming just now? Do you struggle with belonging? Possibly everything changed around you and left you feeling lost and uncertain? You are not alone in these feelings and they don't have to define you. I offer you the space to speak out the thoughts and feelings that seem too much to talk to anyone about, you can say what you need to and be heard without judgement.
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Peter Donnelly
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Enniskillen BT94
I am person-centred therapist with experience in supporting people going through a range of confusion and distress. This can include: anxiety and stress, family and relationship difficulties, sexuality and gender identity, low mood, loss, feeling stuck, and self esteem. Therapy can hopefully offer you a space to explore and connect with your true self. A reconnecting which in itself often helps to reduce tension and anxiety. We will work together with whatever you bring to therapy and gently explore your individual process as we go. I work online and outdoors (Fermanagh, NI).
I am person-centred therapist with experience in supporting people going through a range of confusion and distress. This can include: anxiety and stress, family and relationship difficulties, sexuality and gender identity, low mood, loss, feeling stuck, and self esteem. Therapy can hopefully offer you a space to explore and connect with your true self. A reconnecting which in itself often helps to reduce tension and anxiety. We will work together with whatever you bring to therapy and gently explore your individual process as we go. I work online and outdoors (Fermanagh, NI).
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Victor Henriquez
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT6
I am a therapist working with individuals both face-to-face and online, with a psychodynamic focus.
I am a therapist working with individuals both face-to-face and online, with a psychodynamic focus.
028 9694 3380 View 028 9694 3380
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James Kernan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT9
I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist and lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am a PhD researcher with full registration with BACP. Through my work with clients I have developed an increasing passion in assisting and empowering people to help a vast range of issues including addiction, relationship issues, mental health concerns, sexuality and gender issues. My work has often been with clients who seek deeper psychotherapeutic reflections on their predicaments. I accompany clients in embracing their vulnerability, tackling their perfectionism, need for certainty, and black and white thinking.
I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist and lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am a PhD researcher with full registration with BACP. Through my work with clients I have developed an increasing passion in assisting and empowering people to help a vast range of issues including addiction, relationship issues, mental health concerns, sexuality and gender issues. My work has often been with clients who seek deeper psychotherapeutic reflections on their predicaments. I accompany clients in embracing their vulnerability, tackling their perfectionism, need for certainty, and black and white thinking.
028 9692 8231 View 028 9692 8231
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Seán Gallagher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT15
My name is Seán, and I am qualified counsellor currently registered with BACP. As I currently work in the charity sector, I have extensive experience working with a very broad spectrum of clients, of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexualities, and gender expressions. As a result of this, I have sought additional training on many topics, such as domestic violence, trauma, and the LGBTQ+ experience in Northern Ireland. Additionally, in my recent education at Ulster University, I undertook some research into social anxiety, giving me a more specialist knowledge of that topic.
My name is Seán, and I am qualified counsellor currently registered with BACP. As I currently work in the charity sector, I have extensive experience working with a very broad spectrum of clients, of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexualities, and gender expressions. As a result of this, I have sought additional training on many topics, such as domestic violence, trauma, and the LGBTQ+ experience in Northern Ireland. Additionally, in my recent education at Ulster University, I undertook some research into social anxiety, giving me a more specialist knowledge of that topic.
028 9694 3400 View 028 9694 3400
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Steadfast Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belfast BT4
It has become increasingly apparent in recent years that talking to somebody outside of your family or friendship circle can bring a refreshing perspective to difficult life issues. By providing a therapy space where you can feel heard and accepted without bias, you are encouraged to share and explore those detrimental issues that have prevented you from totally embracing life.
It has become increasingly apparent in recent years that talking to somebody outside of your family or friendship circle can bring a refreshing perspective to difficult life issues. By providing a therapy space where you can feel heard and accepted without bias, you are encouraged to share and explore those detrimental issues that have prevented you from totally embracing life.
028 2502 2466 View 028 2502 2466

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Male Counsellors

As a man, why might I want to see a male therapist?

There are many reasons a man might wish to work with a male therapist, including a degree of shared identity, which may help client and therapist connect to each other and allow for a more free-flowing discussion of issues that can be deeply personal. Some men may feel more comfortable talking to a male therapist about relationship concerns, the pressures they feel around the roles society and family place on men, career or job challenges, self-esteem, or anger problems. For some men who have not had a male role models in their lives, a good male therapist may be especially helpful.

How can I find out about a therapist’s experience treating men?

Individuals looking for treatment should feel comfortable directly asking a therapist about their history treating men overall and the issues that arise in therapy with men. A good therapist will be happy to discuss such matters as well as their educational background, approach to treatment, and how they think they can aid a prospective client. Prospective clients should also ask what the expectation is for treatment, and what the fee structure is, and whether and which insurance plans are accepted.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist of the same gender?

Therapy is not gender-specific, but some men as well as women feel more comfortable opening up about their experiences and history with a male therapist. An individual may feel that they have to explain less background information and be on the same page more quickly, particularly when discussing gender-specific challenges, in the case of male clients. Some women have prior negative experiences with women that predispose them to prefer working with a male in therapy. That said, a good clinician can transcend most if not all gender concerns. Ultimately, the most important factor in therapy is the connection and trust the client is able to build with the practitioner.

Would a male therapist have specific training in treating men?

Generally, no. There are no certifications for treating men specifically, but there are continuing education classes that therapists may take that focus on treating men as a group. There are many therapists who focus on men and male issues in their treatment and therefore have experience and expertise in this domain.