Counselling in Ballymena

Photo of Jen Christie Counselling - MBACP (Accred.), Counsellor in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Jen Christie Counselling - MBACP (Accred.)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT42
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be hard at times - relationships, grief, regret, fears, sadness, hurt. These experiences are familiar to us all but sometimes, when we're in the middle of the mess, we just need to be seen, to be heard, to be acknowledged, understood and accepted. Sometimes, just having a safe space to talk, think and feel our way through it all can be just what is needed to bring the peace, clarity, rest and encouragement to do the next little part of our journey. Finding the right counsellor can be tricky and it is a brave thing to seek help...well done for taking that first step.
Life can be hard at times - relationships, grief, regret, fears, sadness, hurt. These experiences are familiar to us all but sometimes, when we're in the middle of the mess, we just need to be seen, to be heard, to be acknowledged, understood and accepted. Sometimes, just having a safe space to talk, think and feel our way through it all can be just what is needed to bring the peace, clarity, rest and encouragement to do the next little part of our journey. Finding the right counsellor can be tricky and it is a brave thing to seek help...well done for taking that first step.
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Photo of Paula Hanson / Nourish Therapies, Counsellor in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Paula Hanson / Nourish Therapies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT43
Whether you are in acute distress or have experienced trauma at any stage of your life, it can be hard to make sense of how we feel in mind and body, and it can leave us overwhelmed and often reaching for ways to block out these painful experiences. It is my privilege to offer space for you to be heard and seen from a place of acceptance and compassion, and staying with you as your own acceptance and compassion can be felt within you. I am a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist and I use this model of therapy to help with the wounded 'parts' of us, to find healing and transformation.
Whether you are in acute distress or have experienced trauma at any stage of your life, it can be hard to make sense of how we feel in mind and body, and it can leave us overwhelmed and often reaching for ways to block out these painful experiences. It is my privilege to offer space for you to be heard and seen from a place of acceptance and compassion, and staying with you as your own acceptance and compassion can be felt within you. I am a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist and I use this model of therapy to help with the wounded 'parts' of us, to find healing and transformation.
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WayMaker Child Therapy
Psychotherapist, PTUK
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT43
As a professional play therapist I have a huge heart to help children and families hold hard things and to help parents understand the WHY behind their child's behaviour. I work with children from three - sixteen years old through the healing power of play going after root causes so children can be restored to the child they deserve to be. As founder of WayMaker Child Therapy CIC we are a not for profit organisation based in Ballymena and Ballymoney with a team of professional play therapists. I have worked with children and families since 2005 and love restoring hope and happiness into homes.
As a professional play therapist I have a huge heart to help children and families hold hard things and to help parents understand the WHY behind their child's behaviour. I work with children from three - sixteen years old through the healing power of play going after root causes so children can be restored to the child they deserve to be. As founder of WayMaker Child Therapy CIC we are a not for profit organisation based in Ballymena and Ballymoney with a team of professional play therapists. I have worked with children and families since 2005 and love restoring hope and happiness into homes.
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Photo of Catrina Bell, Psychotherapist in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Catrina Bell
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT42
Check out www.oaktreetherapiesni.com for more information
Check out www.oaktreetherapiesni.com for more information
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Amanda Gray Counselling NI
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT42
Throughout our lives we all have difficulties and stressors that present themselves for various reasons. Loss, relationship difficulties and unexpected events that keep us awake at night and impact our daily lives, exposing us to illnesses such as depression and anxiety. The affects of these illnesses can never be underestimated as many suffer greatly from a loss of control over their own lives, which stops us living satisfying and fulfilling lives. Please know you are not on your own!
Throughout our lives we all have difficulties and stressors that present themselves for various reasons. Loss, relationship difficulties and unexpected events that keep us awake at night and impact our daily lives, exposing us to illnesses such as depression and anxiety. The affects of these illnesses can never be underestimated as many suffer greatly from a loss of control over their own lives, which stops us living satisfying and fulfilling lives. Please know you are not on your own!
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Photo of Trudi Power, Counsellor in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Trudi Power
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT42
I am a qualified counsellor who provides a safe, non judgemental, confidential space for clients who may have lost their way in life. I have gained many years experience in working within a crisis intervention and mental health hub. I have a particular interest in mental health pre/ post pregnancy and menopause, exploring the negative impact this can cause during these stages of life.
I am a qualified counsellor who provides a safe, non judgemental, confidential space for clients who may have lost their way in life. I have gained many years experience in working within a crisis intervention and mental health hub. I have a particular interest in mental health pre/ post pregnancy and menopause, exploring the negative impact this can cause during these stages of life.
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Heart Thoughts - Adults and Teens Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT42
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
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Photo of Progeny Teen Counselling and Mentoring (age 13-25), Psychotherapist in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Progeny Teen Counselling and Mentoring (age 13-25)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT42
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.
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Photo of Sarah McClenaghan, Counsellor in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Sarah McClenaghan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT43
I am passionate about creating a safe and non judgemental and confidential space in which you feel comfortable to explore the issues and concerns you are facing at present. Everyone is the expert of their own life and it’s my job to help you to make the changes that are important to you. I aim to provide you with a genuine and real experience, understanding and walking alongside you in your journey. I believe in a compassionate collaborative approach between you and myself, to support your right to happiness, healthy relationships and healing your past.
I am passionate about creating a safe and non judgemental and confidential space in which you feel comfortable to explore the issues and concerns you are facing at present. Everyone is the expert of their own life and it’s my job to help you to make the changes that are important to you. I aim to provide you with a genuine and real experience, understanding and walking alongside you in your journey. I believe in a compassionate collaborative approach between you and myself, to support your right to happiness, healthy relationships and healing your past.
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Photo of Stephen McFarland, Counsellor in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
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.
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Photo of Lauren Gamble, Counsellor in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Lauren Gamble
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballymena BT44
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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Photo of Brian Doherty, Counsellor in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Brian Doherty
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT44
Welcome to Inner Peace Counselling where I offer you a safe place to be yourself. Imagine a space where you can speak the unspeakable without fear of reproach or judgement; a place where you are understood. So often in everyday life we are inhibited from being our true selves by our fear of being judged and the pressures of the expectations of others. Let Innerpeace counselling be your sanctuary where you can at last express what you truly feel. It is my privilege to listen and hear how life is for you at this moment and to accompany you on your healing journey. To be understood is powerful.
Welcome to Inner Peace Counselling where I offer you a safe place to be yourself. Imagine a space where you can speak the unspeakable without fear of reproach or judgement; a place where you are understood. So often in everyday life we are inhibited from being our true selves by our fear of being judged and the pressures of the expectations of others. Let Innerpeace counselling be your sanctuary where you can at last express what you truly feel. It is my privilege to listen and hear how life is for you at this moment and to accompany you on your healing journey. To be understood is powerful.
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Photo of Donna Mc Cafferty, Psychotherapist in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Donna Mc Cafferty
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT43  (Online Only)
Hi, a very warm welcome to you. My name is Donna, and I am passionate about helping people find hope, meaning, healing and peace within their lives and their relationships. I work from the perspective that just as every person, problem and challenge is unique and individual, so too are the things that will help.
Hi, a very warm welcome to you. My name is Donna, and I am passionate about helping people find hope, meaning, healing and peace within their lives and their relationships. I work from the perspective that just as every person, problem and challenge is unique and individual, so too are the things that will help.
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Photo of Vicky Agnew, Counsellor in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Vicky Agnew
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT43
I provide a one to one counselling service for anyone who is in need of support for a wide range of issues. This is by appointment only, where the client has an opportunity to talk about about any issues or concerns in a safe and confidential environment whilst being listened to without being judged. I work as an integrative counsellor which allows me to adapt my way of working to suit your individual needs, with the focus on working together towards an agreed goal and at your pace. Why don't you come for the initiall assessment , there is no pressure to continue if it doesn't feel right for you.
I provide a one to one counselling service for anyone who is in need of support for a wide range of issues. This is by appointment only, where the client has an opportunity to talk about about any issues or concerns in a safe and confidential environment whilst being listened to without being judged. I work as an integrative counsellor which allows me to adapt my way of working to suit your individual needs, with the focus on working together towards an agreed goal and at your pace. Why don't you come for the initiall assessment , there is no pressure to continue if it doesn't feel right for you.
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Photo of Laura Patterson, Counsellor in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Laura Patterson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT42
I provide a safe and confidential space for both individuals and those with relationship difficulties to work through what is troubling you. Therapy can be daunting and many struggle to make that initial consultation; you are not alone. I will walk alongside you every step of the way on your therapeutic journey; providing you with individually tailored tools and techniques to work through your difficulties. Often in life it is our relationships, which cause us the most angst, our stress is generally always in relation to someone else and our self talk if often heavily laden with 'shoulds' resulting in feelings of guilt.
I provide a safe and confidential space for both individuals and those with relationship difficulties to work through what is troubling you. Therapy can be daunting and many struggle to make that initial consultation; you are not alone. I will walk alongside you every step of the way on your therapeutic journey; providing you with individually tailored tools and techniques to work through your difficulties. Often in life it is our relationships, which cause us the most angst, our stress is generally always in relation to someone else and our self talk if often heavily laden with 'shoulds' resulting in feelings of guilt.
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Photo of Sara Gordon Counselling, Counsellor in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Sara Gordon Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT44
Counselling is a commitment, there is no getting around the fact it will require you to invest financially, emotionally and of course with your time. I am a professional, qualified, integrative counsellor providing a counselling service in Glarryford, Ballymena. I have a purpose built private facility, which ensures client confidentiality and discretion from parking to appointment making your confidentiality is assured. I follow all the current GPRD recommendations and beyond making sure you feel secure and safe when you attend me for your sessions.
Counselling is a commitment, there is no getting around the fact it will require you to invest financially, emotionally and of course with your time. I am a professional, qualified, integrative counsellor providing a counselling service in Glarryford, Ballymena. I have a purpose built private facility, which ensures client confidentiality and discretion from parking to appointment making your confidentiality is assured. I follow all the current GPRD recommendations and beyond making sure you feel secure and safe when you attend me for your sessions.
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Phyllis McPeake
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT43
Waitlist for new clients
I appreciate you might be feeling anxious as you reach out for help and I assure you this is perfectly natural, especially if this is your first time seeking counselling.
I appreciate you might be feeling anxious as you reach out for help and I assure you this is perfectly natural, especially if this is your first time seeking counselling.
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Photo of Clare Power, Counsellor in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Clare Power
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT44
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.
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Photo of Lynn Kyle, Counsellor in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Lynn Kyle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ballymena BT42
I am one half of Different Therapy; distinct, individual, diverse - celebrating & embracing difference in our clients. My passion for this very privileged work constantly grows as I see the difference it makes to the lives of others. Life has a way of making us trip up on unresolved issues we have often packed away; we'll work together to explore whatever has brought you my way. Whether you are an individual or a couple, I believe you have the power within yourself to make change. I aim to support you in understanding yourself and your choices better, reaching your goals, improving your communication & managing conflict.
I am one half of Different Therapy; distinct, individual, diverse - celebrating & embracing difference in our clients. My passion for this very privileged work constantly grows as I see the difference it makes to the lives of others. Life has a way of making us trip up on unresolved issues we have often packed away; we'll work together to explore whatever has brought you my way. Whether you are an individual or a couple, I believe you have the power within yourself to make change. I aim to support you in understanding yourself and your choices better, reaching your goals, improving your communication & managing conflict.
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Photo of Natalie Kerr, Counsellor in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Natalie Kerr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT42  (Online Only)
What I offer is a non-judgemental, relaxing, safe place where you can discuss everything. I am here to listen, whatever you need to say will be heard. I can help you unburden and gain relief from what distresses you. I can help you challenge and change how you think about things. I can help you put words to what you are feeling. I can offer information on new strategies to help you cope with life's stresses and create the life you want. I have experience working with many issues, such as depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, the impact of early years, relationship issues, anger, sexual abuse and so on.
What I offer is a non-judgemental, relaxing, safe place where you can discuss everything. I am here to listen, whatever you need to say will be heard. I can help you unburden and gain relief from what distresses you. I can help you challenge and change how you think about things. I can help you put words to what you are feeling. I can offer information on new strategies to help you cope with life's stresses and create the life you want. I have experience working with many issues, such as depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, the impact of early years, relationship issues, anger, sexual abuse and so on.
028 9694 3599 View 028 9694 3599

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ballymena

40+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in Ballymena who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
91% Depression
91% Self Esteem
89% Stress
85% Bereavement
74% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
25% Other
25% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in Ballymena see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ballymena?

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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