Female Counselling in Stranmillis, Belfast

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Marian Rafferty
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
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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Victoria Lynn Brown
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
Hello Thank you for visiting my profile.  My name is Victoria, I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapist. My registrations are with British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I’m also on the register for British Society of Psychologists.  I am an experienced therapist working with children, teenagers, adults and family’s with a range of difficulties.  I provide a safe non-judgemental space to work together through whatever issues my clients bring. My work is intergrative and adapted to the clients individual needs.
Hello Thank you for visiting my profile.  My name is Victoria, I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapist. My registrations are with British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I’m also on the register for British Society of Psychologists.  I am an experienced therapist working with children, teenagers, adults and family’s with a range of difficulties.  I provide a safe non-judgemental space to work together through whatever issues my clients bring. My work is intergrative and adapted to the clients individual needs.
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Jean McMinn
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, 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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Louise Currie
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, 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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Charlie McDonald
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, 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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Ceara Clarke
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, 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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Maryrose McCracken
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
Waitlist for new clients
I am a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor working in the Mid Ulster area. I also have a Bsc (Hons) Applied Psychology and have spent many years working in the field of Behavioural Neuroscience and research, a GP medical practice and schools. My approach is warm, direct, and engaging with an emphasis on building trust and using the therapeutic relationship as a medium for change. I strive to create a space to explore patterns in relationships, emotional expression, and practising new ways of thinking, feeling and being. My private counselling service is founded on clinical excellence informed by up to date research.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor working in the Mid Ulster area. I also have a Bsc (Hons) Applied Psychology and have spent many years working in the field of Behavioural Neuroscience and research, a GP medical practice and schools. My approach is warm, direct, and engaging with an emphasis on building trust and using the therapeutic relationship as a medium for change. I strive to create a space to explore patterns in relationships, emotional expression, and practising new ways of thinking, feeling and being. My private counselling service is founded on clinical excellence informed by up to date research.
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Catrina Bell
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
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Check out www.oaktreetherapiesni.com for more information
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Janette (Jinny) Coalter
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
A BACP reg, Integrative Therapist, trained in Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy. I'm also undertaking an MA in Anthropology because my approach considers the impact of evolutionary psychology, cultural, and socioeconomical influences. How I work with clients is also underpinned by feminist, gender and queer theory. My aim is to facilitate a space for individuals to talk and explore problems and pain, but also heighten awareness and understanding about the blocks that are maintaining their sense of stagnation. By making what is unconscious conscious we begin to create an effective way forward.
A BACP reg, Integrative Therapist, trained in Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy. I'm also undertaking an MA in Anthropology because my approach considers the impact of evolutionary psychology, cultural, and socioeconomical influences. How I work with clients is also underpinned by feminist, gender and queer theory. My aim is to facilitate a space for individuals to talk and explore problems and pain, but also heighten awareness and understanding about the blocks that are maintaining their sense of stagnation. By making what is unconscious conscious we begin to create an effective way forward.
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Heather Low
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
I am a qualified and accredited counsellor with over 20 years experience. I work with both individual clients and couples ( I am a Relate Qualified Relationship Therapist) While there are many themes in counselling for example loss, trauma, crisis, ongoing mental health difficulties, relationship issues, life events or changes, each client is unique when they come to therapy. The most important things I can bring is to support and respect the processing of each clients experience, listen, to understand without judgement and with compassion.
I am a qualified and accredited counsellor with over 20 years experience. I work with both individual clients and couples ( I am a Relate Qualified Relationship Therapist) While there are many themes in counselling for example loss, trauma, crisis, ongoing mental health difficulties, relationship issues, life events or changes, each client is unique when they come to therapy. The most important things I can bring is to support and respect the processing of each clients experience, listen, to understand without judgement and with compassion.
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Dr Casey McGivern
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a fully registered Clinical Psychologist working in East Belfast. My practice is situated conveniently by the M2 and M3 motorways and close to Belfast city centre. I have over 7 years' experience working in Clinical Psychology and the area of mental health with adults, children and families. I work with a range of issues such as trauma, OCD, anxiety, depression, grief and interpersonal relationship difficulties. I have a special interest in working with new parents and pregnant people in distress or encountering difficulty related to their parenting journey (birth trauma, postnatal depression etc.).
I am a fully registered Clinical Psychologist working in East Belfast. My practice is situated conveniently by the M2 and M3 motorways and close to Belfast city centre. I have over 7 years' experience working in Clinical Psychology and the area of mental health with adults, children and families. I work with a range of issues such as trauma, OCD, anxiety, depression, grief and interpersonal relationship difficulties. I have a special interest in working with new parents and pregnant people in distress or encountering difficulty related to their parenting journey (birth trauma, postnatal depression etc.).
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Catherine Gillen
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, 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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Alanna Kierans
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, 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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Dr Christine Carroll
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stranmillis, Belfast BT9
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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Online Therapists

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Isobel McGill
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Jenny Kathryn Parks
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
I'm an integrative psychotherapist committed to providing a natural, gentle, empathetic, professional, and safe space to all who come for therapy. The difficulties and challenges that lead someone to seek out therapy are wide and varied. The complex challenges of life affect us all, whoever we are, and counselling is an empowering tool which can help us to process, cope, and even grow in these times. While we never choose adversity, there is such hope in the ability humans have to cope, adapt and change in the face of it. Resilience is often the gift on the other side of challenges.
I'm an integrative psychotherapist committed to providing a natural, gentle, empathetic, professional, and safe space to all who come for therapy. The difficulties and challenges that lead someone to seek out therapy are wide and varied. The complex challenges of life affect us all, whoever we are, and counselling is an empowering tool which can help us to process, cope, and even grow in these times. While we never choose adversity, there is such hope in the ability humans have to cope, adapt and change in the face of it. Resilience is often the gift on the other side of challenges.
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Liz Scheibe
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Are you seeking help to make sense of chaos or emotional pain you presently feel in life and relationships? If so, I desire to join you where you are with compassion, acceptance, listening, and learning, in hopes of leading you towards peace and healing. I have received specific training in treating trauma so I can support clients in finding integration with their memories, thoughts, emotions, and bodies. My hope is that no matter what you have experienced or are going through, you will not only be seen, but will find peace in your life and relationships.
Are you seeking help to make sense of chaos or emotional pain you presently feel in life and relationships? If so, I desire to join you where you are with compassion, acceptance, listening, and learning, in hopes of leading you towards peace and healing. I have received specific training in treating trauma so I can support clients in finding integration with their memories, thoughts, emotions, and bodies. My hope is that no matter what you have experienced or are going through, you will not only be seen, but will find peace in your life and relationships.
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Eimear Hamill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT17  (Online Only)
Ready to break free from overwhelming emotions and embark on a journey to inner peace? Welcome to CounsHealing with Eimear, expert counselling tailored to your unique needs. Feeling overwhelmed by emotions or trapped in a cycle of uncertainty? Struggling with challenges like low self-esteem, grief, stress, or trauma? Seeking guidance through family issues, addiction, anxiety, or depression? Dealing with intrusive thoughts, loneliness, or heartbreak? You're not alone – let's navigate through these challenges together.
Ready to break free from overwhelming emotions and embark on a journey to inner peace? Welcome to CounsHealing with Eimear, expert counselling tailored to your unique needs. Feeling overwhelmed by emotions or trapped in a cycle of uncertainty? Struggling with challenges like low self-esteem, grief, stress, or trauma? Seeking guidance through family issues, addiction, anxiety, or depression? Dealing with intrusive thoughts, loneliness, or heartbreak? You're not alone – let's navigate through these challenges together.
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Dr Stacey Baraniuk
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
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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Art therapy with Tori
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
As an accredited Art psychotherapist I have extensive experience working with young people and children on the spectrum. My aim is to successfully support clients facing various challenges, including behavioural difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), suicidal ideation, self-harm, bereavement, and relationship difficulties, social anxiety, identity and self-esteem issues, among others things. By creating a trusting and empathetic therapeutic relationship, I help clients navigate these difficulties and find healing through the creative process.
As an accredited Art psychotherapist I have extensive experience working with young people and children on the spectrum. My aim is to successfully support clients facing various challenges, including behavioural difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), suicidal ideation, self-harm, bereavement, and relationship difficulties, social anxiety, identity and self-esteem issues, among others things. By creating a trusting and empathetic therapeutic relationship, I help clients navigate these difficulties and find healing through the creative process.
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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.