Parenting Counselling in Bangor

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Photo of Gillian Hughes, Psychotherapist in Bangor, Northern Ireland
Gillian Hughes
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
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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Victoria Gregg
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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Blackbird Counselling Bangor
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
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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.
028 3829 4757
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Bangor BT19
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Laura Karayiannis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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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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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Louanne Martin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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Verum Sui Therapy
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Why are we spending more time on how we look & less on how we feel? Most of us want to make an improvement to our daily lives but feel lost as to where to start, let me help. I realise the thought of speaking to someone can be scary, give me a call & see how you feel after. If I am not a fit I can give you some tips on how to find someone else, no need at all to feel embarrassed or nervous.
028 3829 8576
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Bangor BT19
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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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Prof Melania Anna Duca
PhD
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Verified
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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Amanda Rafferty
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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
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Stephanie Blayney
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
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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Robert Skates Counseling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space. Building a therapeutic relationship is important for my practice. I've been trained to work as an integrative counsellor - that means I can offer person-centered, humanistic, CBT and psychodynamic techniques depending on the client need. I normally offer an assessment appointment and then we agree a plan of the work we will do and how many sessions may be needed. I'm an Accredited member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework. I'm also an Accredited member of the NCS. I have provided around 2000 client sessions working with both adults and young people (11-18 yrs).
028 9694 3957
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Bangor BT19
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RS Counselling
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
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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Susan Ann Burgess
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
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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Rosa Stevens
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Hi my name is Rosa and I love to tailor a therapy for my clients, my holistic approach does not merely focus exclusively on your thinking style. Working with me will allow you to reconnect your mind body and soul so it becomes easier to understand unhelpful thinking styles which may be triggering anxiety and in turn lower your physical and emotional well-being.
028 9692 8101
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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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Megan Williams
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
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
Verified
Verified
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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Lesley Delaney
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer a safe relaxed space where you will be really listened to without judgement. My aim is to help you to understand yourself better, change destructive behavioural patterns, improve your emotional wellbeing and take more control of your life. Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed or depressed? Perhaps you are stuck or dissatisfied with your life or your relationship? Maybe work is taking over your life? Do you need help to make a change? Together we can explore your feelings, to make sense of what is happening or happened in your life. Together we can explore new perspectives. I am here to help you to achieve your goals.
028 9692 8076
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Bangor BT20
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Dr Casey McGivern
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I am a fully registered Clinical Psychologist working in East Belfast. My practice is situated conveniently by the M2 and M3 motorways and close to Belfast city centre. I have over 7 years' experience working in Clinical Psychology and the area of mental health with adults, children and families. I work with a range of issues such as trauma, OCD, anxiety, depression, grief and interpersonal relationship difficulties. I have a special interest in working with new parents and pregnant people in distress or encountering difficulty related to their parenting journey (birth trauma, postnatal depression etc.).
028 9694 3186
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Holywood BT18
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Parenting Counsellors

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioural problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilised, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realised.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.