Counselling in Bangor

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Blackbird Counselling Bangor
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19
At any time in our lives we may struggle to cope – this can be because of bereavement, breakdown of relationships, difficulties at work or loss of employment, physical illness, mental ill health such as anxiety or depression, traumatic experiences or just because we are not happy with life in general. For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated feelings of isolation and anxiety.
At any time in our lives we may struggle to cope – this can be because of bereavement, breakdown of relationships, difficulties at work or loss of employment, physical illness, mental ill health such as anxiety or depression, traumatic experiences or just because we are not happy with life in general. For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated feelings of isolation and anxiety.
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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.
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Bryony Mary Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
My practice is called Desiderium Counselling - Desiderium being the latin word for 'a feeling of something lost', which I find almost the perfect way to describe the sensation, as people can feel they've lost a part of themselves, or maybe are searching for something. I often find a lot of people resonate with this when they see this on my details and it encourages people to reach out.
My practice is called Desiderium Counselling - Desiderium being the latin word for 'a feeling of something lost', which I find almost the perfect way to describe the sensation, as people can feel they've lost a part of themselves, or maybe are searching for something. I often find a lot of people resonate with this when they see this on my details and it encourages people to reach out.
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Victoria Gregg
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
Hello my name is Victoria, thank you for connecting with me. I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor based in North Down. My priority is to help you explore and understand whatever is on your mind, within a safe space. I work collaboratively with you, in a client led way. Together, we will explore the past, understand how it impacts the present, in order to achieve your goals for the future.
Hello my name is Victoria, thank you for connecting with me. I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor based in North Down. My priority is to help you explore and understand whatever is on your mind, within a safe space. I work collaboratively with you, in a client led way. Together, we will explore the past, understand how it impacts the present, in order to achieve your goals for the future.
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Gayle Vance Counsellor Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19
Hi I'm Gayle, thanks viewing my profile. Most people feel nervous and apprehensive when considering counselling, that's why it's important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with. I'm committed to offering a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. Sometimes in life we all experience difficulties and issues which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed. If you are experiencing overwhelming thoughts and emotions or finding it difficult to make sense of your life at this time, you may benefit from my support in helping you to find clarity, move forward, cope better and enjoy life fully again.
Hi I'm Gayle, thanks viewing my profile. Most people feel nervous and apprehensive when considering counselling, that's why it's important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with. I'm committed to offering a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. Sometimes in life we all experience difficulties and issues which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed. If you are experiencing overwhelming thoughts and emotions or finding it difficult to make sense of your life at this time, you may benefit from my support in helping you to find clarity, move forward, cope better and enjoy life fully again.
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Louise Logan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
Hi my name is Louise and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor based in Bangor, North Down. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to explore the difficulties and challenges you may be struggling to cope with. I appreciate the importance of moving forward at a pace that is comfortable for you, so the sessions I offer are client led, meaning you and your needs are the focal point at all times. I aim to create an environment that provides the foundation to help you become the best possible version of yourself. I offer clients 1 to 1 sessions in person, online and by telephone and work with clients from age 16 upwards.
Hi my name is Louise and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor based in Bangor, North Down. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to explore the difficulties and challenges you may be struggling to cope with. I appreciate the importance of moving forward at a pace that is comfortable for you, so the sessions I offer are client led, meaning you and your needs are the focal point at all times. I aim to create an environment that provides the foundation to help you become the best possible version of yourself. I offer clients 1 to 1 sessions in person, online and by telephone and work with clients from age 16 upwards.
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Claire Feldman - Binge Eating Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bangor BT20
Are you consumed by thoughts about food and weight? Maybe the more you control your eating, the more you binge? Maybe you overeat in secret or alone and feel guilty about it? Perhaps you feel like you've tried every diet? Maybe you've tried weight loss injections or considered bariatric surgery?. Maybe it feels like your on a path of self-sabotage? I understand how you feel. I struggled with disordered eating for years and at the time didn't know what to do or where to turn for help. I work with individuals to help them overcome their unhealthy relationships with food by addressing the root causes of their binge eating.
Are you consumed by thoughts about food and weight? Maybe the more you control your eating, the more you binge? Maybe you overeat in secret or alone and feel guilty about it? Perhaps you feel like you've tried every diet? Maybe you've tried weight loss injections or considered bariatric surgery?. Maybe it feels like your on a path of self-sabotage? I understand how you feel. I struggled with disordered eating for years and at the time didn't know what to do or where to turn for help. I work with individuals to help them overcome their unhealthy relationships with food by addressing the root causes of their binge eating.
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Emma Doran
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19
A fully registered member of BACP, I use an integrated approach in my client work. Using a person-centered, psychodynamic and humanistic style to keep the client at the centre of all my work, I hope to create a safe space where my clients can feel at ease to work through whatever they need to at their own pace. I am also a fully qualified EFT practitioner (Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as 'tapping') and am able to offer this technique in my client work, along with mindfulness and meditation. Sometimes we need to access more tools, helping my clients find the best fit for them can create lasting change.
A fully registered member of BACP, I use an integrated approach in my client work. Using a person-centered, psychodynamic and humanistic style to keep the client at the centre of all my work, I hope to create a safe space where my clients can feel at ease to work through whatever they need to at their own pace. I am also a fully qualified EFT practitioner (Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as 'tapping') and am able to offer this technique in my client work, along with mindfulness and meditation. Sometimes we need to access more tools, helping my clients find the best fit for them can create lasting change.
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Amy Humphreys
Counsellor, MA, PTUK
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
As a play therapist, our goal is to use play as the child’s natural means of expression to tap into the subconscious and allow them a space to work through their emotions and become empowered to effectively reach their own solutions to a wide range of needs or struggles that your child may be facing.
As a play therapist, our goal is to use play as the child’s natural means of expression to tap into the subconscious and allow them a space to work through their emotions and become empowered to effectively reach their own solutions to a wide range of needs or struggles that your child may be facing.
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Cara Swanston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
I am an experienced therapist, using talking, sand play, CBT and horses ( Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist) to work with anxiety, depression and all mental health challenges with years of experience working with neuordiversity. Sometimes in life, we are thrown a curve ball, and our challenges become to tough for us to handle alone. These are the times that counselling can help. Counselling can provide a safe, totally non-judgmental, and confidential space for you to explore and work through these challenges. Improving your sense of emotional contentment, physical health and connection to the world.
I am an experienced therapist, using talking, sand play, CBT and horses ( Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist) to work with anxiety, depression and all mental health challenges with years of experience working with neuordiversity. Sometimes in life, we are thrown a curve ball, and our challenges become to tough for us to handle alone. These are the times that counselling can help. Counselling can provide a safe, totally non-judgmental, and confidential space for you to explore and work through these challenges. Improving your sense of emotional contentment, physical health and connection to the world.
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Aine Gannon Chartered Psychologist Cpsychol
Psychologist, MA, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bangor BT19
I am a Specialist Chartered Psychologist, a member of the British Psychological Society and registered with HCPC. I've worked in the NHS for over 20 years in the area of Mental Health. I use an integrative approach drawing from a number of therapeutic approaches to help meet each clients individual needs. I provide a safe, healing and confidential space to help clients connect with their feelings and explore and gain an understanding of their difficulties. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of Clinical Presentations including, trauma, depression, anxiety, bereavement, self-esteem and relationship difficulties.
I am a Specialist Chartered Psychologist, a member of the British Psychological Society and registered with HCPC. I've worked in the NHS for over 20 years in the area of Mental Health. I use an integrative approach drawing from a number of therapeutic approaches to help meet each clients individual needs. I provide a safe, healing and confidential space to help clients connect with their feelings and explore and gain an understanding of their difficulties. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of Clinical Presentations including, trauma, depression, anxiety, bereavement, self-esteem and relationship difficulties.
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Gillian Hughes
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
No matter how robust we are, most of us at one time or another can face difficult times due to family, work or other personal issues. Sharing the impact of these distressing times can help with finding the resources to ease distress and consider which best next steps to take. I am fully accredited with both BABCP and BACP and my approach is largely, although not exclusively, cognitive behavioural. I have a particular Interest in anxiety and in trauma work and am trained in EMDR and Trauma- focussed CBT which are the two current gold standard NICE recommended evidence based treatments in this area.
No matter how robust we are, most of us at one time or another can face difficult times due to family, work or other personal issues. Sharing the impact of these distressing times can help with finding the resources to ease distress and consider which best next steps to take. I am fully accredited with both BABCP and BACP and my approach is largely, although not exclusively, cognitive behavioural. I have a particular Interest in anxiety and in trauma work and am trained in EMDR and Trauma- focussed CBT which are the two current gold standard NICE recommended evidence based treatments in this area.
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Patricia Murphy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
Hi, I am a BACP registered therapist based in Bangor, North Down and currently offer face to face, online and telephone counselling. I offer a safe and confidential space to explore where you are and where you want to be. I work with adults and children aged 12 +. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, family difficulties and trauma.
Hi, I am a BACP registered therapist based in Bangor, North Down and currently offer face to face, online and telephone counselling. I offer a safe and confidential space to explore where you are and where you want to be. I work with adults and children aged 12 +. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, family difficulties and trauma.
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Anthony Thomas McCann
PhD
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
The disabling experiences of ADHD are very real. Living with this distinctive brain can be a real challenge in a world that doesn't suit us very well. As real as the difficulties are, I don't think our brains are broken. We have a wide range of distinctive strengths beyond our diagnosis. I can help you understand your strengths, to become your own best guide in your own life. If you'd like to arrange a coaching session with me, contact me, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
The disabling experiences of ADHD are very real. Living with this distinctive brain can be a real challenge in a world that doesn't suit us very well. As real as the difficulties are, I don't think our brains are broken. We have a wide range of distinctive strengths beyond our diagnosis. I can help you understand your strengths, to become your own best guide in your own life. If you'd like to arrange a coaching session with me, contact me, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Robert Prentice (Woodcraft Therapy)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19
Life can be stressful and busy and at times we can lose focus on ourselves and what is important. I offer a confidential safe space to discuss and support working through these concerns. I use a person-centred approach to support my clients to look at the areas of their lives they choose to. I offer guidance and insight where needed to help my clients navigate these difficult times.
Life can be stressful and busy and at times we can lose focus on ourselves and what is important. I offer a confidential safe space to discuss and support working through these concerns. I use a person-centred approach to support my clients to look at the areas of their lives they choose to. I offer guidance and insight where needed to help my clients navigate these difficult times.
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Prof Melania Anna Duca
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bangor BT19
After having taught for 7 years at the Faculty of Psychology of an Italian private University, I moved to Northern Ireland where I founded Athena Mental Health which I now direct as the CEO. I am a Fellow of the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (UK) where I served as Ethics Committee Member and currently offer Clinical Supervision. During the COVID19 pandemic I moved my business online accessing the global market where I still work treating adults, couples and families from any country in the world. I was trained to provide therapy in English to speakers of other languages.
After having taught for 7 years at the Faculty of Psychology of an Italian private University, I moved to Northern Ireland where I founded Athena Mental Health which I now direct as the CEO. I am a Fellow of the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists (UK) where I served as Ethics Committee Member and currently offer Clinical Supervision. During the COVID19 pandemic I moved my business online accessing the global market where I still work treating adults, couples and families from any country in the world. I was trained to provide therapy in English to speakers of other languages.
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Caitriona Mulligan / Mind Revitalise
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19
Hello, I’m Caitriona and I work with people experiencing many different issues and problems including anxiety, overthinking, and low self-esteem. Maybe you’re looking for help because you find yourself lying awake at night feeling worried and anxious. Perhaps you would like to make changes in your life, but you don’t know where to begin, or you’re afraid to get started because you don’t want to get it wrong. Or maybe it feels as if everything is just too much and your worries and concerns are affecting the way you live your life and your relationships.
Hello, I’m Caitriona and I work with people experiencing many different issues and problems including anxiety, overthinking, and low self-esteem. Maybe you’re looking for help because you find yourself lying awake at night feeling worried and anxious. Perhaps you would like to make changes in your life, but you don’t know where to begin, or you’re afraid to get started because you don’t want to get it wrong. Or maybe it feels as if everything is just too much and your worries and concerns are affecting the way you live your life and your relationships.
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Amanda Rafferty
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel that you are at a stage in your life where you want to make some changes? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and feel you could benefit from having confidential, independent and neutral support to work through particular issues in your life? By working along side you, I can help you to try to work through the issues that are troubling you. The counselling relationship is one where I will listen to you without judging you. I will try to understand things from your point of view and I will provide a safe space where you will be heard. Our relationship will aim to provide clarity around the issues that concern you.
Do you feel that you are at a stage in your life where you want to make some changes? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and feel you could benefit from having confidential, independent and neutral support to work through particular issues in your life? By working along side you, I can help you to try to work through the issues that are troubling you. The counselling relationship is one where I will listen to you without judging you. I will try to understand things from your point of view and I will provide a safe space where you will be heard. Our relationship will aim to provide clarity around the issues that concern you.
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Ceara Clarke
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist and I work collaboratively with my clients, helping them to understand their difficulties, make sense of their experiences, develop ways of coping and live with more ease. My work is informed by a range of psychological theories and models, choosing the most helpful approach to suit the individual e.g. Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Family Therapy/Systemic informed work.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist and I work collaboratively with my clients, helping them to understand their difficulties, make sense of their experiences, develop ways of coping and live with more ease. My work is informed by a range of psychological theories and models, choosing the most helpful approach to suit the individual e.g. Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Family Therapy/Systemic informed work.
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Ian Atkinson
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19
Im here to help you find a safe place where you can get help and acceptance. A place where you can be safe in your vulnerability. A place of healing. I want to help you help you travel the path from trauma to growth. I work from a person centred perspective but integrate other counselling methods. I have worked extensively with first responders and understand your needs.
Im here to help you find a safe place where you can get help and acceptance. A place where you can be safe in your vulnerability. A place of healing. I want to help you help you travel the path from trauma to growth. I work from a person centred perspective but integrate other counselling methods. I have worked extensively with first responders and understand your needs.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bangor

40+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Bangor who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
88% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
67% Bereavement
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

45% Aviva
45% AXA PPP
36% Bupa

How Counsellors in Bangor see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bangor?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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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.