Female Counselling in Bangor, NIR

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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.
028 9692 8227 View 028 9692 8227
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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.
028 3829 8071 View 028 3829 8071
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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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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.
028 9694 3352 View 028 9694 3352
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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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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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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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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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Deirdre Coyne
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
Are you seeking support in your journey towards a healthier relationship with your body, weight, and food? If you struggle with emotional eating, body image concerns, unhealthy habits, or self-esteem issues, you are not alone. These challenges can significantly impact your well-being, and I am here to help you overcome them. Your goals are my priority. Together, we can work towards improved mental health, a more balanced and sustainable connection with food, a positive body image, and successful weight management. I am dedicated to helping you enhance your self-esteem and overall quality of life as we address these issues.
Are you seeking support in your journey towards a healthier relationship with your body, weight, and food? If you struggle with emotional eating, body image concerns, unhealthy habits, or self-esteem issues, you are not alone. These challenges can significantly impact your well-being, and I am here to help you overcome them. Your goals are my priority. Together, we can work towards improved mental health, a more balanced and sustainable connection with food, a positive body image, and successful weight management. I am dedicated to helping you enhance your self-esteem and overall quality of life as we address these issues.
028 9694 3029 View 028 9694 3029
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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.
028 9163 8596 View 028 9163 8596
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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.
028 9694 3083 View 028 9694 3083
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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.
01248 663888 View 01248 663888
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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.
07723 546301 View 07723 546301
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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.
07490 076636 View 07490 076636
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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.
028 9694 3468 View 028 9694 3468
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Stephanie Blayney
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19
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. Whilst I work across the spectrum of mental health concerns, I specialise in trauma therapy. Trauma therapy is suitable for anything from single incident events, birth trauma, Troubles related events, first-responders, complex childhood trauma, relationship trauma (and more), whether there is a diagnosis of PTSD or not.
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. Whilst I work across the spectrum of mental health concerns, I specialise in trauma therapy. Trauma therapy is suitable for anything from single incident events, birth trauma, Troubles related events, first-responders, complex childhood trauma, relationship trauma (and more), whether there is a diagnosis of PTSD or not.
028 9694 3137 View 028 9694 3137
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Helen Hill Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
Looking for a counsellor is a big step. I understand how hard it is for you to reach out. Looking for someone you can trust, who can walk with you through the struggles that you are facing. Counselling can be a short quick fix or you can work with me on a longer term. We can get you where you want to be at your pace. It takes commitment and change to come to see me but once that first step has been made we will focus on your needs your goals and where you want to be.
Looking for a counsellor is a big step. I understand how hard it is for you to reach out. Looking for someone you can trust, who can walk with you through the struggles that you are facing. Counselling can be a short quick fix or you can work with me on a longer term. We can get you where you want to be at your pace. It takes commitment and change to come to see me but once that first step has been made we will focus on your needs your goals and where you want to be.
01407 883057 View 01407 883057
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Susan Ann Burgess
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
Hello my name is Susan and I have been a practicing Counsellor for 25 years also a practicing Supervisor and trainer. 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. Trained Mindfulness coach working. Working face to face, phone and video call can be arranged.
Hello my name is Susan and I have been a practicing Counsellor for 25 years also a practicing Supervisor and trainer. 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. Trained Mindfulness coach working. Working face to face, phone and video call can be arranged.
07815 095391 View 07815 095391
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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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Clarity Counselling Holywood
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
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.
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 View 028 9694 3079

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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.