Family Therapy Counselling in Bangor

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Relationship MOT
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
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These relationships can be with an ex intimate, family member or a friend.
Do you feel controlled or trapped in a difficult relationship? have you lost your identity somewhere? or still looking for "The One" but always end up in the wrong relationship? Do you keep attracting the wrong partner type? Maybe you have left a toxic (narcissistic) relationship, and not sure how to trust again, or have been psychologically / emotionally abused and still feel confused? If you don't have full understanding of why it happened, you will be unable to "move on" or find emotional freedom in a future relationship. I offer understanding, answers, helpful insight and future guidelines.
028 9692 8138
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Bangor BT20
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Gillian Hughes
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
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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.
01248 663888
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Bangor BT20
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Patricia Murphy
Counsellor, MBACP
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Hi, I am a BACP registered therapist based in Bangor, North Down and currently offer 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.
028 9692 8227
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Bangor BT20
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Victoria Gregg
Counsellor, MBACP
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I have experience working with self-esteem issues, family dynamics, along with the general struggles we can face.
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.
028 9694 3083
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Bangor BT20
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Megan Williams
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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I work with adults and children with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, low self esteem, grief, trauma, family /relationship dynamic and the general struggles we can all face from time to time.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my page. I am an accredited integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Integrative means that I can use different counselling techniques such as Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT, this allows me to provide therapy that is best suited to your individual needs. You may be searching here because you want something in your life to change, or because you need a safe place to explore the past and how it may be affecting you now. Whatever the reason I can provide a safe non-judgmental space and work collaboratively with you on this journey to make positive changes in your life.
028 9694 3411
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Bangor BT19
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Colin O'Doherty
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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As a Systemic, Couples & Family Psychotherapist this enables me to work with individuals, couples, families, & groups. I have particular expertise in family breakdown, couple dilemmas, separation and divorce to name but a few. Systemic ways of working can also be referred to as a 'relational' psychotherapy. This approach primarily involves working with the many different relationships we exist in daily. Sometimes these relationships are good for us, and can be a resource in our lives - other times we can sometimes be in relationship with someone or something that can create problems and/or difficulties.
028 9694 3407
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Bangor BT20
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Dr Stacey Baraniuk
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified
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You may be struggling with anxiety that has arisen out of the uncertain situation we find ourselves in right now or you may be facing an issue that has affected you for a long time and you've not been able to talk to anyone about it. You may feel that others do not understand or you feel like a burden to family and friends. You want to be able to explore your thoughts and feelings in a space which feels safe, non-judgmental and reflective so you can move forward with your life and make lasting change. I'm here to help.
028 9590 8693
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Bangor BT20
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Soul Well Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
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Our bodies tell the story of our lives, and everyone struggles sometimes. At Soul Well Counselling, we offer a confidential online and in-person service for all, providing access to therapy for good mental health and well-being. As an Integrative therapist, I believe that each person is an individual, and there is no one form of therapy that can treat each person in all situations. Each person is valued as an individual, and their therapy is tailored to their needs.
028 9694 3486
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Bangor BT20
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Louanne Martin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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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
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Bangor BT20
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Cara Swanston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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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.
028 9694 3956
Bangor BT20
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Pamela Kirkpatrick
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
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Life can suddenly change and leave us feeling lost and alone without a clear path to move forward, whether this is how you feel about yourself or your child I may have the skills to help you find your direction or help clear your way to move forward and reach your full potential. I have spent years working in the mental health sector and understand how difficult it is to reach out, I have worked with issues such as self esteem, anxiety, self harm, abuse, addiction and traumatic childhood experiences and coping strategies. Whether you are looking support for yourself or your child I offer a free phone consultation before therapy
028 9124 4956
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Bangor BT20
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Laura Karayiannis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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1 Endorsed
Hello, My name is Laura, and I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor, with a passion for walking alongside others as they navigate the ups and downs of life. I believe each person deserves to flourish, yet sometimes there can be blocks in our ability to grow. This could be due to a current ongoing issue, if this is you, support is available. If difficulties in the past are hindering you, exploration and support through the past is available to you. I believe there is great potential in all for growth, and that each person deserves a caring and neutral space to work out some of the difficulties in life.
028 2003 2145
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Bangor BT20
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Anthony Thomas McCann
PhD
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.
028 9124 7950
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Bangor BT20
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Not accepting new clients
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Amanda Rafferty
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
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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.
028 9124 8153
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Bangor BT20
Not accepting new clients
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Prof Melania Anna Duca
PhD
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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.
07490 076636
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Bangor BT19
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Susan Ann Burgess
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCS Accred
Verified
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Hello my name is Susan and I have been a practicing Counsellor for 20 years also a practicing Supervisor and trainer. I specialise working with Children and adolescence but also work with adults. My focus is to support you to gain strength in challenging areas of your life, whilst in a relaxed and confidential environment. I work creatively, sometimes incorporating art materials and sensory objects. I also specialise in Supervising child client work, enhancing Counsellors skills and experience whilst maintaining safe guarding. Trained Mindfulness coach working. Working face to face, phone and video call can be arranged.
07815 095391
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Bangor BT20
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RS Counselling
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
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I provide a safe non-judgemental space to work together through whatever issues my clients bring. I work as an integrative practitioner, thus providing a varied approach to best meet my clients needs.
028 9692 8140
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Bangor BT20
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Stephanie Blayney
Counsellor
Verified
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Sometimes life can just feel out of kilter and we don't know why, or the weight of every day life is heavy. When we feel like this it can be helpful to have someone to talk to who is not already involved and invested in your life. I primarily work with women to help them navigate whatever difficulties they are experiencing, for example, birth trauma, postnatal depression/anxiety, grief and loss, crisis in pregnancy, adjusting to and accepting different stages of life, addiction.
028 9694 3137
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Bangor BT19
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Looking-Glass Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I aim to provide a counselling service that meets my clients' needs for convenience, flexibility and responsiveness. When it comes to your mental health and wellbeing, your ability to thrive and live your best life, you should be able to access the help we all need sometimes, when you need it. If your life is being disrupted because you're struggling to cope with circumstances beyond your control, or you're feeling stuck in patterns of feeling and behaviour that you know aren't doing you any good, don't sit on a waiting list to get help. Get in touch.
01492 554495
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Bangor BT19
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Clarity Counselling Holywood
Counsellor, MSc, MNCS Accred
Verified
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My approach to counselling is tailored to you depending on your needs . The core of our work together is based on a safe, trusting, non judgemental space where we can get an understanding of how it is for you in your world and from there help you find a way to progess. I have been taught at Post Graduate level by expert tutors in their counselling approach, Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. This has equipped me with my unique integrative style of working with my clients. As an integrative therapist working in private practice I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
028 9694 3079
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Bangor BT20
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Family Therapy Counsellors

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.