Male Counselling in City Centre, Belfast

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Tim Laubscher
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT12  (Online Only)
I would like to work with any clients that have all kinds of issues and difficulties. I am here to help you discover, explore your issue, discover your goals and find a new way foward for you. Please do not hesitate to contact me Thursdays are the best time to call me but you can email any day of the week and I will endeavour to reply within 24 hours of your contact.
I would like to work with any clients that have all kinds of issues and difficulties. I am here to help you discover, explore your issue, discover your goals and find a new way foward for you. Please do not hesitate to contact me Thursdays are the best time to call me but you can email any day of the week and I will endeavour to reply within 24 hours of your contact.
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Dr Liam Reilly
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT1
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and former British Psychology Society NI representative for the Children, Young People, and Families faculty. I have over ten years of experience providing psychological support and care to clients. The therapy sessions I offer are both person-centred and collaborative to encourage your self-expression and self-development. I use various psychotherapy treatment techniques and provide effective strategies to help you to cope with many of life’s various obstacles. The core of my therapeutic work is non-judgemental acceptance, understanding, and support for all experiences and difficulties.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and former British Psychology Society NI representative for the Children, Young People, and Families faculty. I have over ten years of experience providing psychological support and care to clients. The therapy sessions I offer are both person-centred and collaborative to encourage your self-expression and self-development. I use various psychotherapy treatment techniques and provide effective strategies to help you to cope with many of life’s various obstacles. The core of my therapeutic work is non-judgemental acceptance, understanding, and support for all experiences and difficulties.
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Northern Ireland Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT1
At NICBT we believe that every client is individual. We will work together with you in order to help you understand your current difficulties and make steps forward to help you achieve your goals. We operate in Belfast, but our services are available to everyone in Northern Ireland, offering one to one therapy in a confidential and calm setting. NICBT is a self referral service that offers both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). These are two of the most effective treatment methods for depressive and anxiety related difficulties.
At NICBT we believe that every client is individual. We will work together with you in order to help you understand your current difficulties and make steps forward to help you achieve your goals. We operate in Belfast, but our services are available to everyone in Northern Ireland, offering one to one therapy in a confidential and calm setting. NICBT is a self referral service that offers both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). These are two of the most effective treatment methods for depressive and anxiety related difficulties.
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Micheal O'Rourke
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT1  (Online Only)
Do you have difficulties in maintaining attention, managing impulsiveness, and organizing tasks? Do you find it hard to sit still, acting without thinking, interrupting others? Or perhaps struggle with time management, following through on tasks, and maintaining focus? As a psychologist specializing in ADHD, I understand the unique challenges that you face and I'm here to help you navigate through them. I also specialize in men's well-being, which encompasses a wide range of topics, including but not limited to stress management, work-life balance, relationship dynamics, substance abuse, self-esteem, and emotional health.
Do you have difficulties in maintaining attention, managing impulsiveness, and organizing tasks? Do you find it hard to sit still, acting without thinking, interrupting others? Or perhaps struggle with time management, following through on tasks, and maintaining focus? As a psychologist specializing in ADHD, I understand the unique challenges that you face and I'm here to help you navigate through them. I also specialize in men's well-being, which encompasses a wide range of topics, including but not limited to stress management, work-life balance, relationship dynamics, substance abuse, self-esteem, and emotional health.
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Dr Declan Curtis
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT1
I am a fully accredited Counselling Psychologist with over 10 years experience of working in mental health settings. I have extensive experience in a number of areas such as depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, bereavement and chronic health issues. As a result of seeing such a diverse range of individuals, I offer a range of various therapeutic interventions most suited to help each person reach their goals. Overall each individual can expect a professional and empathic approach to help them move forward with their lives.
I am a fully accredited Counselling Psychologist with over 10 years experience of working in mental health settings. I have extensive experience in a number of areas such as depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, bereavement and chronic health issues. As a result of seeing such a diverse range of individuals, I offer a range of various therapeutic interventions most suited to help each person reach their goals. Overall each individual can expect a professional and empathic approach to help them move forward with their lives.
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Life After Traumatic Events
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT1  (Online Only)
Sometimes we may find ourselves overwhelmed with what life sends our way and we lose confidence in ourselves and abilities. Sessions can be either a one off or a series of events, depending on your needs. As Gandhi said, "Be the change that you want to see."
Sometimes we may find ourselves overwhelmed with what life sends our way and we lose confidence in ourselves and abilities. Sessions can be either a one off or a series of events, depending on your needs. As Gandhi said, "Be the change that you want to see."
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Gavin Walter Armstrong
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT1
I am passionate about helping people see past their problems to a future free from crippling toxic anxiety and depression. I travel with my clients on their journey of self-discovery, helping them find their own inner strength to deal with their own issues.
I am passionate about helping people see past their problems to a future free from crippling toxic anxiety and depression. I travel with my clients on their journey of self-discovery, helping them find their own inner strength to deal with their own issues.
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Minford McBride
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT1
I have 10 years post-qualification experience supporting clients with a range of issues, including grief and loss in its many forms. I have worked with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2011 as counsellor in the community, within prisons & as a trainer. I support clients manage their anxiety; depression; self-esteem; unhelpful thinking; adverse childhood experiences; sexuality and gender identity; abuse and risk of abusing; relationships - breakdowns, improving them & changing unhelpful patterns.  I have worked extensively with adolescents in school and college settings and with adults from a diversity of backgrounds.
I have 10 years post-qualification experience supporting clients with a range of issues, including grief and loss in its many forms. I have worked with Cruse Bereavement Care since 2011 as counsellor in the community, within prisons & as a trainer. I support clients manage their anxiety; depression; self-esteem; unhelpful thinking; adverse childhood experiences; sexuality and gender identity; abuse and risk of abusing; relationships - breakdowns, improving them & changing unhelpful patterns.  I have worked extensively with adolescents in school and college settings and with adults from a diversity of backgrounds.
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Peter McGowan
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT2
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.
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.
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Phil Fairley
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
City Centre, Belfast BT1
I work in private practice and offer brief solution-focused therapy interventions and long-term integrative psychotherapy. My approach is fully integrative working with clients on a case-by-case basis, because each person brings a unique set of complexities that require an individual and distinctive approach that is tailored to their needs. I am an accredited member of BACP and NCPS. My professional experience has been built up over several years working in a community-based counselling organisation and an Employee Assistance Program, giving me a wide variety of experiences.
I work in private practice and offer brief solution-focused therapy interventions and long-term integrative psychotherapy. My approach is fully integrative working with clients on a case-by-case basis, because each person brings a unique set of complexities that require an individual and distinctive approach that is tailored to their needs. I am an accredited member of BACP and NCPS. My professional experience has been built up over several years working in a community-based counselling organisation and an Employee Assistance Program, giving me a wide variety of experiences.
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Pierpaolo Paparo
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT1  (Online Only)
My interest in psychotherapy, spirituality and meditation began after the end of my marriage several years ago, which like many other types of losses, triggered a lot of suffering. ​Life transition, family and friends losses, the breakup of long-term relationships, stress, anxiety and depression are all part of human suffering. However, we have an innate capability, which we can strengthen, that allows us to navigate and, more importantly, learn from our most difficult life experiences.
My interest in psychotherapy, spirituality and meditation began after the end of my marriage several years ago, which like many other types of losses, triggered a lot of suffering. ​Life transition, family and friends losses, the breakup of long-term relationships, stress, anxiety and depression are all part of human suffering. However, we have an innate capability, which we can strengthen, that allows us to navigate and, more importantly, learn from our most difficult life experiences.
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Nat Creighton Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT1
I offer long and short term therapy with a specialism in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community. I have a strong belief that people should be able to define life on their own terms and find their own meaning. I am interested in helping clients examine what can get in the way of that, whether it is personal history, external pressures, feelings of shame, or expectations of what is and isn’t normal. I want to help you discover what is important to you. I believe that we all are doing the best we can within the environment and resources available to us.
I offer long and short term therapy with a specialism in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community. I have a strong belief that people should be able to define life on their own terms and find their own meaning. I am interested in helping clients examine what can get in the way of that, whether it is personal history, external pressures, feelings of shame, or expectations of what is and isn’t normal. I want to help you discover what is important to you. I believe that we all are doing the best we can within the environment and resources available to us.
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John Francis Maguire
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
City Centre, Belfast BT1
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.
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.
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Shane Morrow
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
City Centre, Belfast BT1
Not accepting new clients
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.
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.
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Barry Joseph Lawlor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
City Centre, Belfast BT1
I am an Integrative therapist working with adults and young people to provide therapy and counselling services. My aim is to give you a safe space to express how you feel, understand your goals for therapy and work together to take steps towards achieving those goals. Through my experience working in different settings such as an Addiction Therapist for Inspire, Staff counsellor at ChildLine, staff therapist in multiple counselling agencies and a private therapist, I am able to work at your pace, provide an approach that is specific to your needs and give a therapy that works for you.
I am an Integrative therapist working with adults and young people to provide therapy and counselling services. My aim is to give you a safe space to express how you feel, understand your goals for therapy and work together to take steps towards achieving those goals. Through my experience working in different settings such as an Addiction Therapist for Inspire, Staff counsellor at ChildLine, staff therapist in multiple counselling agencies and a private therapist, I am able to work at your pace, provide an approach that is specific to your needs and give a therapy that works for you.
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Michael Paul Reilly
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT1
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.
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.
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Joseph Coney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT1
As a senior member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and a Fellow of the National Counselling Society my primary aim is to ensure my clients feel safe. Trained to Masters level in Counselling & Psychotherapy for over 20 years, clients can be sure of a professional confidential and ethical service. At any one time, I provide counselling training to approximately 50 counsellors training to degree level, therefore drawing on a wide array of experience. My main areas of expertise are suicide, trauma, and addiction, with particular interest and vast experience in working with couples with relationship problems.
As a senior member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and a Fellow of the National Counselling Society my primary aim is to ensure my clients feel safe. Trained to Masters level in Counselling & Psychotherapy for over 20 years, clients can be sure of a professional confidential and ethical service. At any one time, I provide counselling training to approximately 50 counsellors training to degree level, therefore drawing on a wide array of experience. My main areas of expertise are suicide, trauma, and addiction, with particular interest and vast experience in working with couples with relationship problems.
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Tim Webber
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT2
Hello, I’m Tim. I’m an integrative counsellor combining Psychodynamic, Person-centered and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 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.
Hello, I’m Tim. I’m an integrative counsellor combining Psychodynamic, Person-centered and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 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.
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Talking Therapies UK
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT1  (Online Only)
My name is Jayden I am an advanced Psychotherapist with over 12 years experience of delivering psychological treatment for a range of mental health difficulties ranging from mild-moderate to severe and enduring.
My name is Jayden I am an advanced Psychotherapist with over 12 years experience of delivering psychological treatment for a range of mental health difficulties ranging from mild-moderate to severe and enduring.
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"A New DAWN Counselling Service"
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Belfast BT1
I believe it is impossible to "have the ideal Client", as my experience has shown me we really don't know where the story is going until you build up the connection and confidence between you and your client. I always focus on making the clients feel that they are in a safe place and that this place is for them. It is also important that the client and I are open and honest with each other, in order to avoid any misunderstanding between you and the client with regards to their needs and the best course of therapy that is required. I have found that the more ownership and input the client has during the sessions the better outcome,
I believe it is impossible to "have the ideal Client", as my experience has shown me we really don't know where the story is going until you build up the connection and confidence between you and your client. I always focus on making the clients feel that they are in a safe place and that this place is for them. It is also important that the client and I are open and honest with each other, in order to avoid any misunderstanding between you and the client with regards to their needs and the best course of therapy that is required. I have found that the more ownership and input the client has during the sessions the better outcome,
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Male Counsellors

As a man, why might I want to see a male therapist?

There are many reasons a man might wish to work with a male therapist, including a degree of shared identity, which may help client and therapist connect to each other and allow for a more free-flowing discussion of issues that can be deeply personal. Some men may feel more comfortable talking to a male therapist about relationship concerns, the pressures they feel around the roles society and family place on men, career or job challenges, self-esteem, or anger problems. For some men who have not had a male role models in their lives, a good male therapist may be especially helpful.

How can I find out about a therapist’s experience treating men?

Individuals looking for treatment should feel comfortable directly asking a therapist about their history treating men overall and the issues that arise in therapy with men. A good therapist will be happy to discuss such matters as well as their educational background, approach to treatment, and how they think they can aid a prospective client. Prospective clients should also ask what the expectation is for treatment, and what the fee structure is, and whether and which insurance plans are accepted.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist of the same gender?

Therapy is not gender-specific, but some men as well as women feel more comfortable opening up about their experiences and history with a male therapist. An individual may feel that they have to explain less background information and be on the same page more quickly, particularly when discussing gender-specific challenges, in the case of male clients. Some women have prior negative experiences with women that predispose them to prefer working with a male in therapy. That said, a good clinician can transcend most if not all gender concerns. Ultimately, the most important factor in therapy is the connection and trust the client is able to build with the practitioner.

Would a male therapist have specific training in treating men?

Generally, no. There are no certifications for treating men specifically, but there are continuing education classes that therapists may take that focus on treating men as a group. There are many therapists who focus on men and male issues in their treatment and therefore have experience and expertise in this domain.