Dementia Counselling in Ballymena

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Catrina Bell
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT42
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Check out www.oaktreetherapiesni.com for more information
07723 414169 View 07723 414169
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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.
07481 343976 View 07481 343976
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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.
07480 777028 View 07480 777028
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CMJ Counselling Practice
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ballymena BT44
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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Joanne Welsh Counselling Services Ballyclare
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ballymena BT42
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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DB Counselling Service
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballymena BT42
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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Lisa Beevers Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cushendall BT44
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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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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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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First Step Counselling, Adults, Couples and CYP
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lisburn BT28
Thank you for visiting my page please check out my website- www.firststepcounselling.uk. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Integrative therapy is combined approaches that blends elements of different theories. Tailoring my approach to you, there are many ways in which we can explore your individual experience together. My goal is to help you deal with issues or problems you might be having. working together in a safe and confidential place, we can make positive change in your life. In counselling, I can help you see things in different way, will guide you and facilitate your needs to help you feel better.
Thank you for visiting my page please check out my website- www.firststepcounselling.uk. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Integrative therapy is combined approaches that blends elements of different theories. Tailoring my approach to you, there are many ways in which we can explore your individual experience together. My goal is to help you deal with issues or problems you might be having. working together in a safe and confidential place, we can make positive change in your life. In counselling, I can help you see things in different way, will guide you and facilitate your needs to help you feel better.
028 9694 3671 View 028 9694 3671
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Isabel Mary Stewart
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT11
I provide a safe, supportive, empathic and therapeutic space and service for those who wish to explore and address any issues and concerns.
I provide a safe, supportive, empathic and therapeutic space and service for those who wish to explore and address any issues and concerns.
07913 441964 View 07913 441964
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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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Silverstream Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Newry BT35
As a professionally qualified counsellor, my aim is to provide emotional support to deal with and overcome the issues that are causing you anxiety or distress. I am a professionally qualified therapist, offering Intergrative/Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, panic attacks, social anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying and sleep issues. Counselling sessions are weekly to meet the client's needs, in either her counselling room in Cullyhanna Co Armagh or WIN Business Park Newry. I will provide a safe and confidential setting to help you work through your problems.
As a professionally qualified counsellor, my aim is to provide emotional support to deal with and overcome the issues that are causing you anxiety or distress. I am a professionally qualified therapist, offering Intergrative/Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, anger management, panic attacks, social anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying and sleep issues. Counselling sessions are weekly to meet the client's needs, in either her counselling room in Cullyhanna Co Armagh or WIN Business Park Newry. I will provide a safe and confidential setting to help you work through your problems.
028 9694 3048 View 028 9694 3048
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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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Bethany Sharpe - Sharpe Mind Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newtownabbey BT36  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Bethany and welcome to Sharpe Mind Therapy. At the heart of my practice is a commitment to providing a non-judgemental space where clients can explore themselves and address any challenges they may be facing, at a pace they are comfortable with. With extensive experience working with a wide range of emotional and mental health challenges, I support clients struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, trauma, addiction and relationship issues.
Hi, my name is Bethany and welcome to Sharpe Mind Therapy. At the heart of my practice is a commitment to providing a non-judgemental space where clients can explore themselves and address any challenges they may be facing, at a pace they are comfortable with. With extensive experience working with a wide range of emotional and mental health challenges, I support clients struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, trauma, addiction and relationship issues.
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Sharon Joyce
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Glasgow G77
GMBPSS, MBACP, MCOSCA, MSSSC. 29 years experience I use the latest evidence-informed therapies. Psychologist and psychotherapist. Masters degree Glasgow University 2001 and Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy fully accredited and registered with BACP in addition to my fully qualified registration SSSC since my qualification in 1997. I am a registered member of MBACP Accred. MCOSCA and MSSSC. Adhere to policies and procedures and comply with the ethical framework for practice. This includes ongoing professional development, supervision and complainFees available on request. Supervision, BACP and SSSC regulations applied.
GMBPSS, MBACP, MCOSCA, MSSSC. 29 years experience I use the latest evidence-informed therapies. Psychologist and psychotherapist. Masters degree Glasgow University 2001 and Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy fully accredited and registered with BACP in addition to my fully qualified registration SSSC since my qualification in 1997. I am a registered member of MBACP Accred. MCOSCA and MSSSC. Adhere to policies and procedures and comply with the ethical framework for practice. This includes ongoing professional development, supervision and complainFees available on request. Supervision, BACP and SSSC regulations applied.
07493 304649 View 07493 304649
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Dr Adele Mackintosh
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G76
Life can be challenging. When facing mental health struggles, it can be difficult to stay connected to what truly matters. My name is Dr Adele Mackintosh, and as a compassionate Clinical Psychologist, I am dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore and address your mental health concerns. Together, we will work collaboratively to develop the skills and strategies needed to nurture your mental well-being and achieve your goals.
Life can be challenging. When facing mental health struggles, it can be difficult to stay connected to what truly matters. My name is Dr Adele Mackintosh, and as a compassionate Clinical Psychologist, I am dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore and address your mental health concerns. Together, we will work collaboratively to develop the skills and strategies needed to nurture your mental well-being and achieve your goals.
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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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Louise Montgomery
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G46
I have over twenty years’ experience working with individuals who have experienced challenging times including addiction, abuse, anxiety, domestic violence, depression, relationship breakdown, loss, homelessness, trauma and many others. I am aware of the impact that such challenges can have on individuals and together we can explore this.
I have over twenty years’ experience working with individuals who have experienced challenging times including addiction, abuse, anxiety, domestic violence, depression, relationship breakdown, loss, homelessness, trauma and many others. I am aware of the impact that such challenges can have on individuals and together we can explore this.
07790 232202 View 07790 232202
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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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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.