Female Counselling in Balmoral, Belfast

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Parisa Galway
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Waitlist for new clients
I work with children, families and adults who present with a range of difficulties including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, and anger. My therapeutic approaches include: Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) Integrative therapy Systemic therapy Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I work with children, families and adults who present with a range of difficulties including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, and anger. My therapeutic approaches include: Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) Integrative therapy Systemic therapy Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
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Mindtherapy NI
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Having worked with children and adult mental health sectors using models of psychological assessment, formulation, and treatment, knowledgeable of our community and voluntary sector. I am privileged to have experience with people from a broad range of cultural backgrounds and levels of complexity. And help them to overcome the language and the culture barriers by speaking the same language with them as I m fluent in Arabic, English, French and Persian.
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Having worked with children and adult mental health sectors using models of psychological assessment, formulation, and treatment, knowledgeable of our community and voluntary sector. I am privileged to have experience with people from a broad range of cultural backgrounds and levels of complexity. And help them to overcome the language and the culture barriers by speaking the same language with them as I m fluent in Arabic, English, French and Persian.
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Counsellor, Mother-Daughter Coach
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT12
Counsellor and Mother-Daughter Coach. Hi my name is Cathy I specialise in offering a range of therapies to teens or young adults who may be struggling with exam stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sexuality, identity and the many other issues commonly faced by these age groups. I have gained substantial experience helping young people with their problems across the schools counselling service in Primary, Post Primary and Special Education. I also work with adults on a range of Mental Health problems such as anxiety, depression, panic and stress, within the Community, Voluntary Sector and Private Practice.
Counsellor and Mother-Daughter Coach. Hi my name is Cathy I specialise in offering a range of therapies to teens or young adults who may be struggling with exam stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sexuality, identity and the many other issues commonly faced by these age groups. I have gained substantial experience helping young people with their problems across the schools counselling service in Primary, Post Primary and Special Education. I also work with adults on a range of Mental Health problems such as anxiety, depression, panic and stress, within the Community, Voluntary Sector and Private Practice.
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Catherine Gillen
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for effective therapy that is pragmatic, realistic and down to earth? I am an integrative therapist offering a warm and compassionate approach that is tailored to your individual needs. I will work collaboratively with you to resolve the inevitable struggles that are part of life. If you feel you are ready to take those first tentative steps to alleviate your distress and live a richer and more meaningful life then please call me for a free/no obligation telephone consultation.
Are you looking for effective therapy that is pragmatic, realistic and down to earth? I am an integrative therapist offering a warm and compassionate approach that is tailored to your individual needs. I will work collaboratively with you to resolve the inevitable struggles that are part of life. If you feel you are ready to take those first tentative steps to alleviate your distress and live a richer and more meaningful life then please call me for a free/no obligation telephone consultation.
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Karen Elizabeth Devlin
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Hi My name is Karen, and I am a fully qualified MBACP integrative psychotherapist. I work in Belfast and Dungannon doing face to face as well as online. As an integrative therapist, I have studied a variety of counselling modalities, including CBT, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, I like to know that I am working for you in the best way possible, treating you as an individual. Not all approaches are effective for everyone, so having the background and knowledge allows me to tailor your experience so that you get the most out of our time together.
Hi My name is Karen, and I am a fully qualified MBACP integrative psychotherapist. I work in Belfast and Dungannon doing face to face as well as online. As an integrative therapist, I have studied a variety of counselling modalities, including CBT, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, I like to know that I am working for you in the best way possible, treating you as an individual. Not all approaches are effective for everyone, so having the background and knowledge allows me to tailor your experience so that you get the most out of our time together.
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Elaine Gormley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balmoral, Belfast BT9  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Elaine. I am an Accredited member of the BACP and have been working as a therapist for over ten years. I have qualifications, training and experience in working with a diverse range of issues.
Hello, my name is Elaine. I am an Accredited member of the BACP and have been working as a therapist for over ten years. I have qualifications, training and experience in working with a diverse range of issues.
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Rita Hashemipour
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Do you feel like you are stuck at a cross roads and not sure which way to turn? Are you feeling overwhelmed with life’s challenges, feeling anxious, depressed or trapped in an impossible situation? Maybe you are struggling with an addiction or need to talk about something that is bothering you to someone who doesn’t have an agenda. We all experience struggles at times and these can be distressing or get in the way of our everyday lives. No matter what the issue is, counselling can help shed new light on problems and help you understand your feelings with a view to gaining new insights and developing better ways of coping.
Do you feel like you are stuck at a cross roads and not sure which way to turn? Are you feeling overwhelmed with life’s challenges, feeling anxious, depressed or trapped in an impossible situation? Maybe you are struggling with an addiction or need to talk about something that is bothering you to someone who doesn’t have an agenda. We all experience struggles at times and these can be distressing or get in the way of our everyday lives. No matter what the issue is, counselling can help shed new light on problems and help you understand your feelings with a view to gaining new insights and developing better ways of coping.
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Fleming Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
As a qualified integrative therapist I offer clients a safe supportive space to work through any issues that have been troubling them. I have worked with a lot of clients suffering from anxiety, which is individual to every person. We have worked together to understand causes, triggers and how to put coping strategies in place to manage the feelings. From stress, anxiety, depression and past traumas, I have supported clients to understand feelings and behaviours, and to make any changes they have discussed. I will be led by you the client, and the sessions will be very much in your control.
As a qualified integrative therapist I offer clients a safe supportive space to work through any issues that have been troubling them. I have worked with a lot of clients suffering from anxiety, which is individual to every person. We have worked together to understand causes, triggers and how to put coping strategies in place to manage the feelings. From stress, anxiety, depression and past traumas, I have supported clients to understand feelings and behaviours, and to make any changes they have discussed. I will be led by you the client, and the sessions will be very much in your control.
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Margaret Mulholland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Effective counselling and mindfulness can help us lead a fuller life with increased self-awareness. With this growing awareness, we have the potential to identify patterns of behaviour, make different choices and create a more purposeful and satisfying way of being.
Effective counselling and mindfulness can help us lead a fuller life with increased self-awareness. With this growing awareness, we have the potential to identify patterns of behaviour, make different choices and create a more purposeful and satisfying way of being.
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Ceara Clarke
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
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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Mary Lavelle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Summoning the courage to talk to a professional about what is distressing us can be the most difficult, but also the most powerful step towards improving our wellbeing and our lives to a standard that we are more satisfied with and that we deserve. I aim to create a space where the client feels safe, whilst also communicating trust, compassion and understanding so that I may understand what their current experience is truly like for them. I integrate various schools and models of therapy, which I have assessed, are the best intervention for a client in each session and closely monitor their reaction to these.
Summoning the courage to talk to a professional about what is distressing us can be the most difficult, but also the most powerful step towards improving our wellbeing and our lives to a standard that we are more satisfied with and that we deserve. I aim to create a space where the client feels safe, whilst also communicating trust, compassion and understanding so that I may understand what their current experience is truly like for them. I integrate various schools and models of therapy, which I have assessed, are the best intervention for a client in each session and closely monitor their reaction to these.
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Victoria Lynn Brown
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Hello! Thank you for taking a moment to visit my profile.  My name is Victoria, I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapist. My registration is with British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. As a psychotherapist, my primary focus is to provide support and guidance to individuals struggling with various mental health challenges such as depression, stress, family issues and trauma. I offer a safe and non judgemental space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences.
Hello! Thank you for taking a moment to visit my profile.  My name is Victoria, I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapist. My registration is with British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. As a psychotherapist, my primary focus is to provide support and guidance to individuals struggling with various mental health challenges such as depression, stress, family issues and trauma. I offer a safe and non judgemental space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences.
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Nicola Poskitt
Psychotherapist, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Waitlist for new clients
Hello & welcome to my profile! I offer a discounted 1st session for all clients - please enquire about this. Combining psycho-educational, psychodynamic, dialectical- and cognitive-behavioural, humanistic, sleep and body-based tools, I tailor treatment to your unique needs. I help clients to feel safe enough to identify their triggers & together we unpack & process the stories underneath. We get these things well managed, and healthier coping strategies introduced, so clients can have increased self-awareness, self-esteem & self-care practices, as well as improved psychological, physical & social health & wellbeing.
Hello & welcome to my profile! I offer a discounted 1st session for all clients - please enquire about this. Combining psycho-educational, psychodynamic, dialectical- and cognitive-behavioural, humanistic, sleep and body-based tools, I tailor treatment to your unique needs. I help clients to feel safe enough to identify their triggers & together we unpack & process the stories underneath. We get these things well managed, and healthier coping strategies introduced, so clients can have increased self-awareness, self-esteem & self-care practices, as well as improved psychological, physical & social health & wellbeing.
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Kerry Anne Jamison
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
The power of working together is at the core of every therapeutic relationship and empathy will be the foundation for all communication during our sessions. I will collaborate with you looking at what difficulties are being experienced and what solutions can be found. It’s like having another mind in the room thinking together and problem solving, finding creative solutions to life’s difficulties. Two minds coming together to help you achieve your goals, facilitating you to be able to live the life you want to have.
The power of working together is at the core of every therapeutic relationship and empathy will be the foundation for all communication during our sessions. I will collaborate with you looking at what difficulties are being experienced and what solutions can be found. It’s like having another mind in the room thinking together and problem solving, finding creative solutions to life’s difficulties. Two minds coming together to help you achieve your goals, facilitating you to be able to live the life you want to have.
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Alanna Kierans
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced and compassionate Clinical Psychologist dedicated to supporting people through times of challenge and emotional distress. Through our work together, we will reflect on your experiences to create an understanding of your difficulties that is informed by psychological theory. This understanding, along with clarification of your goals for therapy, will then guide your psychological therapy plan. My aim is always to provide you with the knowledge and skills to reach a point where you no longer need me!
I am an experienced and compassionate Clinical Psychologist dedicated to supporting people through times of challenge and emotional distress. Through our work together, we will reflect on your experiences to create an understanding of your difficulties that is informed by psychological theory. This understanding, along with clarification of your goals for therapy, will then guide your psychological therapy plan. My aim is always to provide you with the knowledge and skills to reach a point where you no longer need me!
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Belfast CBT Clinic - Dr Katie Trainor
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
I am a fully registered Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, accredited by the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) in providing psychological assessments and tailored CBT interventions. I completed my CBT training in Queens University Belfast and have 7 years experience working in mental health services, supporting clients with a wide range anxiety, low mood and PTSD. I am passionate about my role as a cognitive behavioural therapist, helping clients to make steps toward recovery and positive, lasting changes in their lives.
I am a fully registered Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, accredited by the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) in providing psychological assessments and tailored CBT interventions. I completed my CBT training in Queens University Belfast and have 7 years experience working in mental health services, supporting clients with a wide range anxiety, low mood and PTSD. I am passionate about my role as a cognitive behavioural therapist, helping clients to make steps toward recovery and positive, lasting changes in their lives.
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Rachael Orr
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT7  (Online Only)
My name is Rachael Orr and I am a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with over 15 years' experience working within the NHS, voluntary, and independent sectors, treating a range of acute, and chronic difficulties.
My name is Rachael Orr and I am a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with over 15 years' experience working within the NHS, voluntary, and independent sectors, treating a range of acute, and chronic difficulties.
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Elsa Steen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Hello, welcome to my profile. I understand it can be daunting finding a therapist and hope the information below can help. I am a cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) and currently work with adults and children. CBT is an evidenced and skill-based therapy which looks at understanding the links between our thoughts (cognitions), feelings (emotions) and actions (behaviours). My aim is to help individuals better understand their thoughts and behaviours, making a positive change in their life.
Hello, welcome to my profile. I understand it can be daunting finding a therapist and hope the information below can help. I am a cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) and currently work with adults and children. CBT is an evidenced and skill-based therapy which looks at understanding the links between our thoughts (cognitions), feelings (emotions) and actions (behaviours). My aim is to help individuals better understand their thoughts and behaviours, making a positive change in their life.
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Jean McMinn
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
Please check out my website - www.jeanmcminntherapy.co.uk - I believe that it is important for the client to feel secure and able to talk about whatever issues are troubling them. I aim to provide a supportive and responsive environment in which we can make sense of your particular difficulties. Understanding the impact of past experience on the present helps to increase self esteem and allows you to make important positive changes in your life. Counselling can help you to free yourself from limiting self beliefs, so you are free to move on in life and have more fulfilling relationships and satisfaction, health and strength.
Please check out my website - www.jeanmcminntherapy.co.uk - I believe that it is important for the client to feel secure and able to talk about whatever issues are troubling them. I aim to provide a supportive and responsive environment in which we can make sense of your particular difficulties. Understanding the impact of past experience on the present helps to increase self esteem and allows you to make important positive changes in your life. Counselling can help you to free yourself from limiting self beliefs, so you are free to move on in life and have more fulfilling relationships and satisfaction, health and strength.
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Dr Rachel Reeves
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Balmoral, Belfast BT9
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with experience in working in both private practice and NHS services. I work with adults who experience a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress & burnout, OCD, emotional regulation difficulties and interpersonal difficulties. I have a specialist interest in supporting people who have experienced trauma either in their early life or more recent traumatic experiences. I aim to support people to develop a better understanding of themselves and how their life experiences may have contributed to any current symptoms or difficulties.
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with experience in working in both private practice and NHS services. I work with adults who experience a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress & burnout, OCD, emotional regulation difficulties and interpersonal difficulties. I have a specialist interest in supporting people who have experienced trauma either in their early life or more recent traumatic experiences. I aim to support people to develop a better understanding of themselves and how their life experiences may have contributed to any current symptoms or difficulties.
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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.