Counselling in Belfast

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Photo of Dr Casey McGivern, Psychologist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Dr Casey McGivern
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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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Belfast BT4
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Lesley Delaney
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
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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Belfast BT5
Offers online therapy
Photo of Tim Webber, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Tim Webber
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Hello, I’m Tim. I’m an integrative counsellor combining person-centred and psychodynamic models. This means I adapt my approach for every client, tailored to their individual needs. I’m passionate about mental wellbeing. We all have mental health and need to look after it, just as we do our physical health. Counselling is one such way of doing so, putting some time aside to concentrate on you and your needs. This kind of therapy provides a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space for you to reflect and explore your thoughts and feelings, address life challenges and improve your wellbeing.
028 9694 3375 
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Belfast BT4
Offers online therapy
Photo of Gemma Lillington, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Gemma Lillington
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Qualified integrated counsellor and member of the BACP. I am accustomed to working with all aspects of daily problems. Currently working as a counsellor in a suicide and self-harm charity.
07878 721559 
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Belfast BT10
Offers online therapy
Photo of James Kernan, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
James Kernan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am a fully qualified Counsellor/ Psychological therapist. I have full registration with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Through my work with clients I have developed a growing passion in helping people find comfort with issues around addiction, relationship, mental health, sexuality and gender concerns. My work has often been with clients who seek deeper psychotherapeutic reflections on their predicaments. I accompany clients in embracing their vulnerability, tackling their perfectionism, need for certainty, and black and white thinking.
028 9692 8231 
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Belfast BT9
Offers online therapy
Photo of Rachael Morrison, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Rachael Morrison
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Adults, children and adolescents all need a space to explore and express their experiences, and for some this tends to be more difficult as they struggle to understand what they're feeling, never mind find the words to describe them to someone. People often find that when they voice their experiences, feelings, and worries, and confide in a professional who can offer support and help them make sense of these, they feel heard, understood, and often a little lighter from sharing the weight of these. I aim to help my clients to feel that little bit lighter.
028 9694 3247 
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Belfast BT4
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Willows Reach, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Willows Reach
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Our counselling session on offer can focus on issues such as the following: ​ Bereavement, anxiety & depression, body & gender dysmorphia, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, low self-esteem & self-confidence, abuse, family issues, relationship breakdowns, crisis counselling, LGBT+ issues, trauma. ​ Our view is that the relationship between the client and the counsellor is integral in developing a therapeutic approach tailored specifically to the individual. You can work with us in confidence that we can both find out exactly what you need.
028 9124 6806 
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Belfast BT1
Offers online therapy
Photo of Michael Paul Reilly, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Michael Paul Reilly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
How do you feel right now? Can you put a word to that feeling? Feelings can often go unchecked and we don't notice until we feel overwhelmed. In modern life we are constantly bombarded with information and feel pressure to make decisions. We anxiously think about the future and regretfully think of the past. Unable to find peace in the now. A therapist can act as a companion who can help you explore your feelings in a safe environment. Help you learn more about yourself. We all have aspects of our personality that we keep hidden from others and even ourselves. Together we can explore these aspects.
028 9694 3184 
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Belfast BT7
Offers online therapy
Photo of Roberta Richmond, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Roberta Richmond
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Hello, my name is Roberta Richmond I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor with years of experience as a therapist, and managing one of Belfast's largest counselling charities. I am committed to providing counselling and coaching in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. Many of us have times in our lives when things seem too much, and we feel overwhelmed, with difficulty coping. If you’re reading this, you may be at that point yourself, and thinking about having some counselling. You may have hit a difficult patch in your relationship and are looking for someone to help you and your partner sort things out,
028 9692 8099 
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Belfast BT4
Offers online therapy
Photo of Brian McCormick, Psychotherapist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Brian McCormick
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
If you are considering some counselling/therapy, it is important to work with a therapist that feels right for you. A good way to see if we might be able to work together is for us to have a conversation. This is why I offer the first session free-of-charge; a no obligation meeting for you to see if I can help you to begin to identify your needs. My experience includes working with people who struggle with anxiety; low mood; bereavement; and loss and also those who have suffered trauma; those who have suicidal thoughts; and those who have self-harming behaviours.
028 9692 8889 
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Belfast BT4
Photo of Shane Morrow, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Shane Morrow
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Often we feel we cannot share issues with family or friends, for fear of impacting these relationships or attempts at being rescued, where all we need is to be listened to. Often we are experiencing emotional turmoil, doubt , guilt, fear or sadness to the point we perceive ourselves as carrying the burden alone. This is the opportunity for you to be heard, to explore and consider solutions and new possibilities for the future in a non-judgemental and collaborative therapeutic relationship. We can explore the past, the present or we can explore future plans and/or work on solutions to current problems.
028 9692 8118 
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Belfast BT9
Offers online therapy
Photo of Flora Todaro Luck, Psychotherapist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Flora Todaro Luck
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified
An Emotionally Focused Couple Counselling will help you and your partner to: -Identify the distressing, repeating interactions that make a couple feel stuck in an unhappy cycle. -Understand the feelings that underlie such negative interaction. - Create new patterns of interaction that brings you closer and strengthens your precious bond. -Build a more positive, constructive relationship that is the basis for a happy relationship. Emotionally Focused Couple Counselling is for couples who want to break away from the cycle of arguing, blaming, silence, and frustration.
028 9692 8123 
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Belfast BT9
Offers online therapy
Photo of John Francis Maguire, Psychotherapist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
John Francis Maguire
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
I am a Therapist with over twenty years experience working in Mental Heath Settings. I have been Qualified as a Therapist for almost 15 Years. I specialise in Relational work with people dealing with Addiction Issues, Anger Management and Relationship issues. Whilst I specialise in these areas I am not restricted to them.
028 9692 8911 
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Belfast BT9
Offers online therapy
Photo of Vanessa Morris, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Vanessa Morris
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Hello, my name is Vanessa. I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor based in North Down. I work with you, tailoring each session to your specific needs whether it be short term or long term work. Together, we can explore your worries, troubles and problems and work towards getting you to where you want to be. I provide 1 to 1 counselling sessions starting from age 11 right through to our older years.
028 9692 8124 
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Belfast BT7
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Louise McIlvenny, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Louise McIlvenny
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
If you’re seeking a calm, friendly environment in which to address issues which are distressing or frustrating you and you need someone to offer a warm welcome and show sincere interest in your needs I can provide this space for you and would love to be the person to support you. I’ve worked with many people helping them find solutions to their problems and relief from emotional stress. Counselling provides a place for your voice to be heard, your feelings expressed and new ways of thinking and living to be explored. There can be moments of pain and tears but also moments of great release and insight and even laughter and joy.
028 9692 8940 
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Belfast BT15
Photo of RS Counselling, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
RS Counselling
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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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Belfast BT5
Offers online therapy
Photo of Peter McGowan, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Peter McGowan
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
In times of distress, thoughts and feelings can often be confusing and overwhelming. It may seem as though you have lost your way or sense of perspective. You may feel you need to speak to someone simply to get some emotional relief or you may wish to discuss a specific issue which is having an impact on your life. Sometimes it can be difficult to find your voice or even know what the issue is.
028 9692 8106 
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Belfast BT4
Offers online therapy
Photo of Deirdre Foley, Psychotherapist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Deirdre Foley
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
My approach focuses on the human narrative in the meaning making process. Each human being has a story that matters and no story is less or more important than any other. Understanding our story leads to healthy connection with ourselves and our environment. Without this connection, emotional and physical suffering prevail. Entering into the therapeutic relationship takes courage and commitment because it means exploring unknown territory. It's a journey of self discovery and awareness than can sometimes feel overwhelming. Ultimately though, it is liberating and restorative. Mind, Body and Soul find new balance in co-regulation.
028 9694 3150 
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Belfast BT9
Offers online therapy
Photo of Michael Walton, Psychotherapist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Michael Walton
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
If you are in the process of considering counselling/psychotherapy then finding the right therapist is the most important decision to make. Research shows positive therapeutic outcomes are based on the relationship between therapist and client. A good way of assessing if we can work well together is attending a free of charge session; no commitment beyond this, to see if I can help you to identify further what your needs are.
028 8944 9964 
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Belfast BT4
Photo of Sean Kelly, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sean Kelly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I'm interested in people - who we are, where we are and how we got here. It helps to talk about ourselves, our experiences and our feelings in order to understand who we are. I offer a safe and non judgmental space where you can do this. Together we will endeavour to work out why you have arrived at a point in your life that may be causing you difficulty, or why you may be feeling stuck. Counselling can give you an opportunity to examine how you can change and improve your current situation.
028 9692 8272 
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Belfast BT17
Not accepting new clients


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Belfast are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.

Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Belfast then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Belfast, or Child Psychologists in Belfast.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Belfast psychologists specialising in EMDR.


What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Belfast specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.