Female Counselling in Queen's Quarter, Belfast

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Victoria Lynn Brown
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, 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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Soraya McMurray
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, Belfast BT9  (Online Only)
Hi there and welcome to the first step in making a positive change. My name is Soraya McMurray I am a professional counsellor and life coach with 12 years of working with people from all cultures and backgrounds. In the past, in a variety of settings such as a GP’s surgery ,community centers and private practice. I have experience in working with a wide range of concerns and mental health issues, but a few examples are presenting issues such as developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, Asperger’s syndrome, self-harm, relationship and family issues, PTSD, self-esteem and self-identity issues, and life changes.
Hi there and welcome to the first step in making a positive change. My name is Soraya McMurray I am a professional counsellor and life coach with 12 years of working with people from all cultures and backgrounds. In the past, in a variety of settings such as a GP’s surgery ,community centers and private practice. I have experience in working with a wide range of concerns and mental health issues, but a few examples are presenting issues such as developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, Asperger’s syndrome, self-harm, relationship and family issues, PTSD, self-esteem and self-identity issues, and life changes.
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Fleming Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, Belfast BT9
I offer a safe supportive space for clients to be themselves, to say how they really feel and to work through any issues that are 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 work through presenting issues to create the here and now that they really want.
I offer a safe supportive space for clients to be themselves, to say how they really feel and to work through any issues that are 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 work through presenting issues to create the here and now that they really want.
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Rita Hashemipour
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, 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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Ceara Clarke
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, 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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Elaine O'Donovan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, Belfast BT7
There are many reasons for thinking about coming to counselling. You may need to talk to a counsellor because of how you feel, eg. anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or low. You may need support with a situation you are going through, have a relationship issue with a partner, family or friends, or have something that has happened in the past that still affects you. Whatever the reasons, counselling helps by giving you or a loved one the time and space to talk about it and work things out with a professional counsellor by your side, in a safe, confidential, warm and empathic environment.
There are many reasons for thinking about coming to counselling. You may need to talk to a counsellor because of how you feel, eg. anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or low. You may need support with a situation you are going through, have a relationship issue with a partner, family or friends, or have something that has happened in the past that still affects you. Whatever the reasons, counselling helps by giving you or a loved one the time and space to talk about it and work things out with a professional counsellor by your side, in a safe, confidential, warm and empathic environment.
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Mindtherapy NI
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, 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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Leanne Kernohan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, 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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Charlie McDonald
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, Belfast BT9
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist who cares deeply about helping my clients to find their way towards stability. My experience to date has involved working with people who have recognised they no longer want to continue to feel anxious, overwhelmed, stressed and stuck. The stories that we tell to ourselves about ourselves can be our greatest undoing. The shame and pain that is contained in those stories can be suffocating. In therapy I offer a non-judgemental and compassionate space to begin untangling and understanding the roots of these feelings.
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist who cares deeply about helping my clients to find their way towards stability. My experience to date has involved working with people who have recognised they no longer want to continue to feel anxious, overwhelmed, stressed and stuck. The stories that we tell to ourselves about ourselves can be our greatest undoing. The shame and pain that is contained in those stories can be suffocating. In therapy I offer a non-judgemental and compassionate space to begin untangling and understanding the roots of these feelings.
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Isobel McGill
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Queen's Quarter, Belfast BT7
I am a qualified registered counsellor working in the Belfast and Bangor areas. I provide a comfortable and supportive safe space for you to explore any unresolved issues past or present. Whilst we cannot change difficult events from the past, we can work together to better understand and work through the challenges that you are experiencing in your life. Together we can develop an awareness of patterns of negative behavior and perceptions that may be leaving you feeling anxious or depressed. The symptoms of your distress can show in a physical and psychological way.
I am a qualified registered counsellor working in the Belfast and Bangor areas. I provide a comfortable and supportive safe space for you to explore any unresolved issues past or present. Whilst we cannot change difficult events from the past, we can work together to better understand and work through the challenges that you are experiencing in your life. Together we can develop an awareness of patterns of negative behavior and perceptions that may be leaving you feeling anxious or depressed. The symptoms of your distress can show in a physical and psychological way.
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Louise Currie
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, Belfast BT9
As an integrative therapist I adapt my approach depending on the individual client to ensure that their needs are addressed. Depending on the reasons you have sought counselling, I will work with you to prioritise where the focus of the work will be. This may involve exploring some past events and how they are impacting on your life now. Or it may also involve examining current issues of concern and I will offer support as together we explore new ways of understanding and managing these concerns.
As an integrative therapist I adapt my approach depending on the individual client to ensure that their needs are addressed. Depending on the reasons you have sought counselling, I will work with you to prioritise where the focus of the work will be. This may involve exploring some past events and how they are impacting on your life now. Or it may also involve examining current issues of concern and I will offer support as together we explore new ways of understanding and managing these concerns.
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Lea Braithwaite
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Queen's Quarter, 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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Nora Smyth
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, 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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Margaret Mulholland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Queen's Quarter, 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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Anna Zmuda Trzebiatowska
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, 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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Dr Jane Simms
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, 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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Mary Lavelle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, 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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Claudia Trainor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, 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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Rachael Orr
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, 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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Dr Stacey Baraniuk
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Queen's Quarter, Belfast BT7
You may be struggling with anxiety that has arisen out of the uncertain situation we find ourselves in right now or you may be facing an issue that has affected you for a long time and you've not been able to talk to anyone about it. You may feel that others do not understand or you feel like a burden to family and friends. You want to be able to explore your thoughts and feelings in a space which feels safe, non-judgmental and reflective so you can move forward with your life and make lasting change. I'm here to help.
You may be struggling with anxiety that has arisen out of the uncertain situation we find ourselves in right now or you may be facing an issue that has affected you for a long time and you've not been able to talk to anyone about it. You may feel that others do not understand or you feel like a burden to family and friends. You want to be able to explore your thoughts and feelings in a space which feels safe, non-judgmental and reflective so you can move forward with your life and make lasting change. I'm here to help.
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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.