Female Counselling in Holyland, Belfast

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Leanne Kernohan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
Hi thanks for visiting my profile. I am a fully qualified integrative therapist and have experience delivering counselling within the voluntary and community sector(including Emerge counselling services and start 360).As a integrative therapist I use different theories to suit each clients needs and focus on what you would like to achieve from counselling. I work with a range of areas including depression, anxiety, addictions and self-esteem and relationship issues. My hope is to provide all my clients a safe non judgemental space to explore their issues. I am a BACP member and adhere to their guidelines.
Hi thanks for visiting my profile. I am a fully qualified integrative therapist and have experience delivering counselling within the voluntary and community sector(including Emerge counselling services and start 360).As a integrative therapist I use different theories to suit each clients needs and focus on what you would like to achieve from counselling. I work with a range of areas including depression, anxiety, addictions and self-esteem and relationship issues. My hope is to provide all my clients a safe non judgemental space to explore their issues. I am a BACP member and adhere to their guidelines.
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Dr Jane Simms
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
I am a Highly Specialist Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years experience in the area of adult mental health, teaching and research. I currently work in NHS and Private Practice. I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). That means you can be assured that I am trained to the highest standards. I specialise in adult mental health, with specialist interest in complex trauma. I offer individual therapy to address any type of mental health issue such as depression, interpersonal problems, trauma, anxiety, stress, abuse, and self-esteem issues.
I am a Highly Specialist Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years experience in the area of adult mental health, teaching and research. I currently work in NHS and Private Practice. I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). That means you can be assured that I am trained to the highest standards. I specialise in adult mental health, with specialist interest in complex trauma. I offer individual therapy to address any type of mental health issue such as depression, interpersonal problems, trauma, anxiety, stress, abuse, and self-esteem issues.
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Nora Smyth
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
Hi there. Thanks for visiting my profile. I am an an integrated counsellor and work with adults, children, and young people. I have over ten years experience working with children and families in school-based counselling and in private practice. My hope is to provide all my clients a safe space to explore their issues and provide families the support and understanding they need to overcome difficulties. I have worked as a project manager for Place2be, a UK wide organisation that specialises in working therapeutically with children and young people and their families.
Hi there. Thanks for visiting my profile. I am an an integrated counsellor and work with adults, children, and young people. I have over ten years experience working with children and families in school-based counselling and in private practice. My hope is to provide all my clients a safe space to explore their issues and provide families the support and understanding they need to overcome difficulties. I have worked as a project manager for Place2be, a UK wide organisation that specialises in working therapeutically with children and young people and their families.
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Claudia Trainor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
Waitlist for new clients
I am an integrative therapist fully qualified to work with individuals, meaning I use different theories to suit each clients needs and focus on what you would like to achieve. I work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), chronic pain/chronic fatigue, grief and loss, and low self-esteem. I have experience working both long and short term.
I am an integrative therapist fully qualified to work with individuals, meaning I use different theories to suit each clients needs and focus on what you would like to achieve. I work with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), chronic pain/chronic fatigue, grief and loss, and low self-esteem. I have experience working both long and short term.
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Lea Braithwaite
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Holyland, Belfast BT7
People usually come to therapy because they are in distress, grieving or dissatisfied with certain aspects of their lives and want to address this. Facing change or loss and allowing yourself to be vulnerable can be daunting. I am committed to supporting you through your journey, providing safety, warmth, empathy and consistent reliable support.
People usually come to therapy because they are in distress, grieving or dissatisfied with certain aspects of their lives and want to address this. Facing change or loss and allowing yourself to be vulnerable can be daunting. I am committed to supporting you through your journey, providing safety, warmth, empathy and consistent reliable support.
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Anna Zmuda Trzebiatowska
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
People often looks for therapy because they noticed they need to change something. Embracing change and allowing yourself to be vulnerable with a stranger can be a difficult and daunting experience. But this is the beginning of a journey that I am committed to supporting you on, every step of the way. My approach is warm, empathic, non-judgemental and respectful.
People often looks for therapy because they noticed they need to change something. Embracing change and allowing yourself to be vulnerable with a stranger can be a difficult and daunting experience. But this is the beginning of a journey that I am committed to supporting you on, every step of the way. My approach is warm, empathic, non-judgemental and respectful.
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Sarah Ross
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor with experience of delivering counselling within a GP setting and also within the voluntary and community sector (including NewLife Counselling and Relate). I have experience of working with a diverse range of areas including anxiety, stress, depression and low mood, bereavement (including suicide), caring responsibilities, confidence issues, relationship issues, unresolved trauma, bullying, abuse, obsessional compulsive behaviours and perfectionism. I also work in the field of addiction, including the provision of therapeutic support to Dunlewey Addiction Services clients.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor with experience of delivering counselling within a GP setting and also within the voluntary and community sector (including NewLife Counselling and Relate). I have experience of working with a diverse range of areas including anxiety, stress, depression and low mood, bereavement (including suicide), caring responsibilities, confidence issues, relationship issues, unresolved trauma, bullying, abuse, obsessional compulsive behaviours and perfectionism. I also work in the field of addiction, including the provision of therapeutic support to Dunlewey Addiction Services clients.
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Dr Christine Carroll
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
Not accepting new clients
I am a fully accredited clinical psychologist with over 10 years experience of working in the area of mental health and well-being. I offer private, individual therapy sessions in a discrete and convenient location in South Belfast. Every individual and their difficulties are unique, and so I am trained across a number of different therapeutic modalities, and can tailor therapy to suit your particular needs. My approach is holistic and person-centred which means you can be assured of genuine warmth, empathy and respect.
I am a fully accredited clinical psychologist with over 10 years experience of working in the area of mental health and well-being. I offer private, individual therapy sessions in a discrete and convenient location in South Belfast. Every individual and their difficulties are unique, and so I am trained across a number of different therapeutic modalities, and can tailor therapy to suit your particular needs. My approach is holistic and person-centred which means you can be assured of genuine warmth, empathy and respect.
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Psychology and Counselling Centre
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
Hello and welcome, I see you made the first, very important step. You came to realisation you have a problem and that you need professional support. I can help you to specify, name, give a meaning and assist you in your way to recovery of your mental balance while keeping you on the course you chose.I strongly believe that Clients know themselves the best, therefore are the experts of the “knowledge of themselves”; however sometimes they need support to uncover or unblock the inner resources. I encourage taking responsibility for yourself, “can do” attitude to stimulate your mental healing and growth process.
Hello and welcome, I see you made the first, very important step. You came to realisation you have a problem and that you need professional support. I can help you to specify, name, give a meaning and assist you in your way to recovery of your mental balance while keeping you on the course you chose.I strongly believe that Clients know themselves the best, therefore are the experts of the “knowledge of themselves”; however sometimes they need support to uncover or unblock the inner resources. I encourage taking responsibility for yourself, “can do” attitude to stimulate your mental healing and growth process.
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Marian Rafferty
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
Have you been feeling anxious or depressed? Perhaps you have suffered a loss - a relationship, a bereavement, a job? Are events from the past still haunting you? Maybe you are not really sure why you are feeling so low? As an experienced counsellor, I can help you to explore your thoughts and feelings, manage your symptoms and decide what changes you want to make to your life. It is often difficult to talk to friends and family about our problems due to embarrassment or fear of being a burden. As a qualified counsellor, I have been trained to listen and support you through your darkest moments.
Have you been feeling anxious or depressed? Perhaps you have suffered a loss - a relationship, a bereavement, a job? Are events from the past still haunting you? Maybe you are not really sure why you are feeling so low? As an experienced counsellor, I can help you to explore your thoughts and feelings, manage your symptoms and decide what changes you want to make to your life. It is often difficult to talk to friends and family about our problems due to embarrassment or fear of being a burden. As a qualified counsellor, I have been trained to listen and support you through your darkest moments.
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Dr Ann O'Hanlon, The I Can Centre
Psychologist, PhD, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
Are thoughts of "I can't" holding you back? Talk to us in confidence about our range of supports and become someone who says: "I CAN manage stress / anxiety / worry / anger / low mood", OR "I CAN manage or stop rituals and compulsions incl counting / shopping / cleaning / hair-or skin pulling", OR "I CAN cope and be confident / sociable / productive / myself". Dare to believe at "The I CAN Centre". You CAN have the insights and tools to feel great, be inspired and live your best life!
Are thoughts of "I can't" holding you back? Talk to us in confidence about our range of supports and become someone who says: "I CAN manage stress / anxiety / worry / anger / low mood", OR "I CAN manage or stop rituals and compulsions incl counting / shopping / cleaning / hair-or skin pulling", OR "I CAN cope and be confident / sociable / productive / myself". Dare to believe at "The I CAN Centre". You CAN have the insights and tools to feel great, be inspired and live your best life!
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SAME (Someone Also Might Experience)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Stephanie. Welcome to your first step in making a positive change. Reaching out takes courage and can be daunting but I am here to help you feel empowered and take control. Through my work with SAME counselling, I strive to help people overcome challenges in their lives and have a fair chance to be who they want to be by providing a respectful trusting environment to increase self-awareness, encourage self-confidence, and improve emotional wellbeing & mental health. I offer client-focused, confidential, empathetic, supportive and non judgemental integrative counselling sessions, adaptively tailored to suit individual needs.
Hi, I'm Stephanie. Welcome to your first step in making a positive change. Reaching out takes courage and can be daunting but I am here to help you feel empowered and take control. Through my work with SAME counselling, I strive to help people overcome challenges in their lives and have a fair chance to be who they want to be by providing a respectful trusting environment to increase self-awareness, encourage self-confidence, and improve emotional wellbeing & mental health. I offer client-focused, confidential, empathetic, supportive and non judgemental integrative counselling sessions, adaptively tailored to suit individual needs.
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Dr Rachel Reeves
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
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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Charlie McDonald
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
My passion is my work, I love being a therapist. I want my clients to feel safe, heard, seen and validated. I work with clients from many different walks of life and with a variety of issues they want to work. I have found my years of experience that fundamentally you have to understand how your experiences in life have shaped you into the person you are. The family you grew up, the external culture, the systems that govern your lives all play a role in how you have learned to cope and function in this world. Anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts tend to make sense when we explore our own stories. You are not broken, you are human
My passion is my work, I love being a therapist. I want my clients to feel safe, heard, seen and validated. I work with clients from many different walks of life and with a variety of issues they want to work. I have found my years of experience that fundamentally you have to understand how your experiences in life have shaped you into the person you are. The family you grew up, the external culture, the systems that govern your lives all play a role in how you have learned to cope and function in this world. Anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts tend to make sense when we explore our own stories. You are not broken, you are human
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Najat McGowan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7  (Online Only)
Are you feeling sad, angry or overwhelmed by circumstances in your life or in your personal relationships? Everyone experiences difficult and painful times, but there is no need to go through these alone. If you are in a challenging situation or simply feel that life has lost its meaning, then counselling can support you make the changes needed for a happier, more purposeful and satisfying life. You can, with the right help, move past obstacles to create a better future.
Are you feeling sad, angry or overwhelmed by circumstances in your life or in your personal relationships? Everyone experiences difficult and painful times, but there is no need to go through these alone. If you are in a challenging situation or simply feel that life has lost its meaning, then counselling can support you make the changes needed for a happier, more purposeful and satisfying life. You can, with the right help, move past obstacles to create a better future.
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Lily McCavana
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
Hello and welcome to my page. I am a person-centred psychotherapist who works mainly with pregnancy, birth and postpartum including postnatal depression and anxiety and birth trauma. I support women through this transitional period of their life, a transition that is often confronting and might not look how you expected it to. I can support fathers and non birthing parents experiencing birth trauma and postnatal depression. I also work with women and LGBTQ+ people with issues including anxiety, depression, self esteem and relationship difficulties.
Hello and welcome to my page. I am a person-centred psychotherapist who works mainly with pregnancy, birth and postpartum including postnatal depression and anxiety and birth trauma. I support women through this transitional period of their life, a transition that is often confronting and might not look how you expected it to. I can support fathers and non birthing parents experiencing birth trauma and postnatal depression. I also work with women and LGBTQ+ people with issues including anxiety, depression, self esteem and relationship difficulties.
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Carol Guinan
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals (18+) who are seeking to increase their self awareness and to better understand how they think, feel and act. My therapeutic approach can help you take notice of unhelpful relational patterns that feel automatic and cause distress, worry and self doubt. As you progress in therapy, you will feel more able to respond to stressors with greater flexibility and confidence. This frees you up to think and act in a manner that serves your needs better and helps you achieve the sustainable balance you seek.
I work with individuals (18+) who are seeking to increase their self awareness and to better understand how they think, feel and act. My therapeutic approach can help you take notice of unhelpful relational patterns that feel automatic and cause distress, worry and self doubt. As you progress in therapy, you will feel more able to respond to stressors with greater flexibility and confidence. This frees you up to think and act in a manner that serves your needs better and helps you achieve the sustainable balance you seek.
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Oriel CBT Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
Are you experiencing unhelpful thoughts, or engaging in unhelpful behaviours? Would you like to better understand how these have developed, and how you might change them? Are you motivated to make changes in your life, to help maximise your potential and live life to the full?
Are you experiencing unhelpful thoughts, or engaging in unhelpful behaviours? Would you like to better understand how these have developed, and how you might change them? Are you motivated to make changes in your life, to help maximise your potential and live life to the full?
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Fionnuala Rupchand
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
In my experience, people seek psychotherapy for a variety of reasons ranging from crisis to personal development. The psychotherapeutic relationship is unique, separate from the rest of life, and offers a confidential space to explore and understand your relationship with yourself and others. My practice is anchored by the belief that we are all fundamentally ok and we all have the capacity for change and growth.
In my experience, people seek psychotherapy for a variety of reasons ranging from crisis to personal development. The psychotherapeutic relationship is unique, separate from the rest of life, and offers a confidential space to explore and understand your relationship with yourself and others. My practice is anchored by the belief that we are all fundamentally ok and we all have the capacity for change and growth.
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Helen Ross Mckelvey
Counsellor, MSc, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Holyland, Belfast BT7
Clients I work most successfully with have a desire to sort out relationship(s), present or past. They will be open to discover their own needs, issues and aspirations and to own these and, if a present relationship, to enter into mutual understanding of what each can bring to and gain from that relationship. They will find the possibilities of change from attitudes and thought patterns created by or brought into the relationship. Other clients will bring an openness to discover why and how their issues, grief, fear, loneliness, low self worth or anxiety/depression have formed and engage in the journey to wholeness.
Clients I work most successfully with have a desire to sort out relationship(s), present or past. They will be open to discover their own needs, issues and aspirations and to own these and, if a present relationship, to enter into mutual understanding of what each can bring to and gain from that relationship. They will find the possibilities of change from attitudes and thought patterns created by or brought into the relationship. Other clients will bring an openness to discover why and how their issues, grief, fear, loneliness, low self worth or anxiety/depression have formed and engage in the journey to wholeness.
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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.