Bereavement Counselling in Belfast

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Victoria Brown
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT9
I specialise in the following: Trauma, Bereavement, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Family Trauma, Children’s Therapy, Eating Disorders, CBT and Psychodynamic therapy.
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.
I specialise in the following: Trauma, Bereavement, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Family Trauma, Children’s Therapy, Eating Disorders, CBT and Psychodynamic therapy.
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.
028 9692 8289 View 028 9692 8289
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Woodmere CBT
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belfast BT8
Woodmere CBT is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practice located in Belfast offering BACP accredited & NCPS Professionally Accredited psychotherapy services and specialised grief therapy interventions. Whatever your issue, Woodmere CBT will meet it with compassion, curiosity and care, using a contemporary, rational and evidence based therapy framework which aims to reduce your presenting symptoms and get you thinking, feeling and behaving like the human being you want to be.
Woodmere CBT is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practice located in Belfast offering BACP accredited & NCPS Professionally Accredited psychotherapy services and specialised grief therapy interventions. Whatever your issue, Woodmere CBT will meet it with compassion, curiosity and care, using a contemporary, rational and evidence based therapy framework which aims to reduce your presenting symptoms and get you thinking, feeling and behaving like the human being you want to be.
028 9694 3938 View 028 9694 3938
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Lea Braithwaite
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
028 9694 3528 View 028 9694 3528
Photo of Marian Rafferty, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Marian Rafferty
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
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.
028 9692 8153 View 028 9692 8153
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Caroline Smyth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT6
Counselling is beneficial for many mental health concerns: grief, anxiety, depression, realtionships, low self esteem, trauma etc.
I am an Integrative Therapist who has been practicing in both private and community sectors since 2015. I am originally from South Australia and Belfast has been my home for 12 years now. I believe that self-awareness and happiness are not a destination and toxic positivity takes us further from who we are. We can become stuck in what has happened to us (depression) or fear what may happen to us (anxiety). Tabula Rasa means clean slate "Where there is nothing, there is the possibility of everything". That slate exists in the present moment and by exploring what your life means to you, you can create a meaningful life.
Counselling is beneficial for many mental health concerns: grief, anxiety, depression, realtionships, low self esteem, trauma etc.
I am an Integrative Therapist who has been practicing in both private and community sectors since 2015. I am originally from South Australia and Belfast has been my home for 12 years now. I believe that self-awareness and happiness are not a destination and toxic positivity takes us further from who we are. We can become stuck in what has happened to us (depression) or fear what may happen to us (anxiety). Tabula Rasa means clean slate "Where there is nothing, there is the possibility of everything". That slate exists in the present moment and by exploring what your life means to you, you can create a meaningful life.
028 9692 8248 View 028 9692 8248
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ARONA Therapy Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT9
Whether you present with depression, anxiety, grief, low self-worth, anger issues or emotional blocks, I meet you where you are with empathy.
With over two decades helping clients overcome life's challenges, I have cultivated compassion and wisdom that come only through time. My career within a transpersonal frame has focused on creating a refuge for those seeking support, using action methods and expressive therapies to facilitate insight, empowerment and healing. I specialize in psychodrama, and incorporate techniques including therapeutic sandtrays containing symbolic figurines and objects for nonverbal exploration; hypnotherapy accessing the subconscious mind's powerful resources; regression accessing formative memories; and art providing creative self-expression.
Whether you present with depression, anxiety, grief, low self-worth, anger issues or emotional blocks, I meet you where you are with empathy.
With over two decades helping clients overcome life's challenges, I have cultivated compassion and wisdom that come only through time. My career within a transpersonal frame has focused on creating a refuge for those seeking support, using action methods and expressive therapies to facilitate insight, empowerment and healing. I specialize in psychodrama, and incorporate techniques including therapeutic sandtrays containing symbolic figurines and objects for nonverbal exploration; hypnotherapy accessing the subconscious mind's powerful resources; regression accessing formative memories; and art providing creative self-expression.
07879 067624 View 07879 067624
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Maggie Barton- Grief and Loss Therapist
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT4
Are you struggling to cope with your grief and loss of a loved one? Has the death of someone near and dear to you left you feeling like you cannot go on? Has life become so difficult that your daily routines have stopped ? Do you feel like this? Do you awaken in the morning or throughout the night with thoughts racing, images flashing of what was, or what could have been? Does it feel like you have hit a brick wall, or want to curl up and hide away ? If so, I understand how you feel. I too have experienced clear loss. Or maybe it is another type of loss, like the loss of a relationship? A job? Your direction in life, Your identity ?
Are you struggling to cope with your grief and loss of a loved one? Has the death of someone near and dear to you left you feeling like you cannot go on? Has life become so difficult that your daily routines have stopped ? Do you feel like this? Do you awaken in the morning or throughout the night with thoughts racing, images flashing of what was, or what could have been? Does it feel like you have hit a brick wall, or want to curl up and hide away ? If so, I understand how you feel. I too have experienced clear loss. Or maybe it is another type of loss, like the loss of a relationship? A job? Your direction in life, Your identity ?
028 9694 3448 View 028 9694 3448
Photo of Mindscenery Counselling, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Mindscenery Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT9  (Online Only)
Despite having extensive experience in working with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, loss and bereavement, i am not restricted to these issues.
Hi, my name is Peter Clarke. Sometimes we just need to talk to someone outside of our circle. Someone who will listen to us and not advise us. Someone who will offer empathy and acceptance, not judgment and condemnation. In short, sometimes we need to speak to someone who will listen to us, and help us become the person we wish to be. This is the person i am to my clients.
Despite having extensive experience in working with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, loss and bereavement, i am not restricted to these issues.
Hi, my name is Peter Clarke. Sometimes we just need to talk to someone outside of our circle. Someone who will listen to us and not advise us. Someone who will offer empathy and acceptance, not judgment and condemnation. In short, sometimes we need to speak to someone who will listen to us, and help us become the person we wish to be. This is the person i am to my clients.
028 9694 3049 View 028 9694 3049
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Minford McBride
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
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.
07723 496681 View 07723 496681
Photo of Life After Traumatic Events, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Life After Traumatic Events
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT1  (Online Only)
Having experienced grief, trauma and other mental health issues, I have an understanding of what it is that you may be going through.
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."
Having experienced grief, trauma and other mental health issues, I have an understanding of what it is that you may be going through.
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."
020 3053 9829 View 020 3053 9829
Photo of Louise Elizabeth Ayling, Psychotherapist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Louise Elizabeth Ayling
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT1
Working with a range of issues including; attachment related issues, trauma, bereavement & loss, complex grief, addiction issues, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, long covid, low self esteem, infertility.
Are you struggling to resolve current issues that are creating difficulties in your life and not sure where to turn? I offer a supportive and compassionate safe space for you to talk through and explore your feelings, helping you to find your way to healing and making the positive changes that you seek. Whether you are experiencing stress, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, narcissistic abuse, addiction issues, bereavement and loss, low self esteem, infertility, Long Covid, please contact me so that I can offer you a calming, comforting and confidential Initial Consultation Session to discuss the problems you are facing.
Working with a range of issues including; attachment related issues, trauma, bereavement & loss, complex grief, addiction issues, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, long covid, low self esteem, infertility.
Are you struggling to resolve current issues that are creating difficulties in your life and not sure where to turn? I offer a supportive and compassionate safe space for you to talk through and explore your feelings, helping you to find your way to healing and making the positive changes that you seek. Whether you are experiencing stress, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, narcissistic abuse, addiction issues, bereavement and loss, low self esteem, infertility, Long Covid, please contact me so that I can offer you a calming, comforting and confidential Initial Consultation Session to discuss the problems you are facing.
01785 907063 View 01785 907063
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Stanley Blain
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT12
Hello and thanks for visiting my profile, I am a Qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist with experience working with adults. I have an integrative approach which means I can use different counselling approaches such as CBT, Person Centred and Psychodynamic which allows me to provide therapy best suited to your needs. I have a range of experience working with issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Low Self Esteem and Bereavement.
Hello and thanks for visiting my profile, I am a Qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist with experience working with adults. I have an integrative approach which means I can use different counselling approaches such as CBT, Person Centred and Psychodynamic which allows me to provide therapy best suited to your needs. I have a range of experience working with issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Low Self Esteem and Bereavement.
07588 667443 View 07588 667443
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Valerie Best
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT15
I have completed Bereavement Training courses and I am a volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care.
Life may be difficult or stressful for you at this time and you would like to talk to someone in a confidential and relaxed environment who is not a family member or friend. We can all face obstacles and challenges at different stages in our lives which may cause us to feel depressed, anxious or overwhelmed. I provide a safe and welcoming place where you can take the time to explore your concerns and work out how these may have affected your well being. Through building a mutually trusting relationship we can help bring about a positive outcome for your future.
I have completed Bereavement Training courses and I am a volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care.
Life may be difficult or stressful for you at this time and you would like to talk to someone in a confidential and relaxed environment who is not a family member or friend. We can all face obstacles and challenges at different stages in our lives which may cause us to feel depressed, anxious or overwhelmed. I provide a safe and welcoming place where you can take the time to explore your concerns and work out how these may have affected your well being. Through building a mutually trusting relationship we can help bring about a positive outcome for your future.
028 9433 1962 View 028 9433 1962
Photo of Jack Sheehan, Psychotherapist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Jack Sheehan
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Belfast BT9
I am an experienced and professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a first class honors degree from Dublin Business School and full accreditation with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). I have worked as a Psychotherapist both home and abroad, and have had the pleasure of supporting clients from all over the world both in person and through online therapy. There are no rules as to what you can bring to a therapy session but some common issues include anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, sexuality, family dynamics, health problems, relationship issues, addiction, abuse, and trauma.
I am an experienced and professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a first class honors degree from Dublin Business School and full accreditation with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). I have worked as a Psychotherapist both home and abroad, and have had the pleasure of supporting clients from all over the world both in person and through online therapy. There are no rules as to what you can bring to a therapy session but some common issues include anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, sexuality, family dynamics, health problems, relationship issues, addiction, abuse, and trauma.
028 9694 3289 View 028 9694 3289
Photo of Sheree Irwin, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sheree Irwin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belfast BT13
I am a qualified, experienced Supervisor & Therapist. Anxiety, relationship issues, depression, family issues, addictions, abuse, bereavement etc can have a huge negative impact on your overall health and well being, relationships and daily life. Have you been feeling angry, frustrated, worthless, sad, fearful, alone or stuck? Although you may not think it, but these feelings are normal. However, living with constant negative feelings can hold you back from developing healthy relationships and reaching your full potential. I can help you explore all of this and help you develop healthier coping skills.
I am a qualified, experienced Supervisor & Therapist. Anxiety, relationship issues, depression, family issues, addictions, abuse, bereavement etc can have a huge negative impact on your overall health and well being, relationships and daily life. Have you been feeling angry, frustrated, worthless, sad, fearful, alone or stuck? Although you may not think it, but these feelings are normal. However, living with constant negative feelings can hold you back from developing healthy relationships and reaching your full potential. I can help you explore all of this and help you develop healthier coping skills.
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SPACE
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belfast BT14
I work with a wide range of issues including abuse, addiction, adolescence, anxiety, self confidence, bereavement, bullying, depression, divorce, ptsd, self harm, sexual identity to name just a few.
I am an accredited member of BACP and NCS. I have substantial experience working with both children and adults. I work in primary schools and also in the local community to provide quality counselling to help people be the best they can be. I am also CEO of a mental health charity and offer consultancy work as well as supervision. My approach is integrative so that I can tailor the service specifically for individual clients and longer term work. I also offer personal therapy for students training to be counsellors.
I work with a wide range of issues including abuse, addiction, adolescence, anxiety, self confidence, bereavement, bullying, depression, divorce, ptsd, self harm, sexual identity to name just a few.
I am an accredited member of BACP and NCS. I have substantial experience working with both children and adults. I work in primary schools and also in the local community to provide quality counselling to help people be the best they can be. I am also CEO of a mental health charity and offer consultancy work as well as supervision. My approach is integrative so that I can tailor the service specifically for individual clients and longer term work. I also offer personal therapy for students training to be counsellors.
028 9433 1973 View 028 9433 1973
Photo of Emma Therese Bourquin, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Emma Therese Bourquin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belfast BT17  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging and at times we can all feel in need of support. Counselling gives you the space to explore feelings and reflect upon your life in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. I have 10 years experience working in mental health and wellbeing. I have experience of working with a range of presenting issues including anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, family, life transitions, bereavement, post natal depression, work/career stress, learning disability, young people, children (school age-primary and secondary). I have also worked with adults and young people with autism and their families.
Life can be challenging and at times we can all feel in need of support. Counselling gives you the space to explore feelings and reflect upon your life in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. I have 10 years experience working in mental health and wellbeing. I have experience of working with a range of presenting issues including anxiety, stress, depression, relationships, family, life transitions, bereavement, post natal depression, work/career stress, learning disability, young people, children (school age-primary and secondary). I have also worked with adults and young people with autism and their families.
028 2502 2719 View 028 2502 2719
Photo of Dr Casey McGivern, Psychologist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Dr Casey McGivern
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Belfast BT4  (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.).
028 9694 3186 View 028 9694 3186
Photo of Sarah Ross, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sarah Ross
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
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.
028 9507 2416 View 028 9507 2416
Photo of Heather Low, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Heather Low
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belfast BT15
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.
028 2502 2069 View 028 2502 2069

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Bereavement Counsellors

How long does therapy take for grief?

There is no exact timeline for grief counseling. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others may take months or longer to feel relief. Some specific approaches, including some types of CBT, may involve a set number of sessions, or therapy may be open-ended until the patient determines they are ready to wrap up. Just as there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no right or wrong way to seek therapy for grief.

When should you seek therapy for grief?

Many people mistakenly believe that their grief needs to be debilitating or all-encompassing to warrant therapy. This is not the case. While people who experience severe, prolonged grief—particularly those who are considering self-harm or engaging in unhealthy substance use—are especially likely to benefit from therapy, so too are people whose grief is less intense but still interfering with well-being or daily functioning. In practice, almost anyone struggling to process a loss could benefit from grief counseling.

Can grief be managed without therapy?

Oftentimes, yes. Grief is a near-universal part of being human, and many find that their grief, while profound, does not stop them from participating in day-to-day life and steadily eases over time without outside help. For others, however, the harsh pain of early grief persists for months or years or leaves them unable to function. This group is especially likely to benefit from seeing a therapist, who can guide them through their grief and help them reconnect with the world.

What happens if grief is left untreated?

Because grief does not in itself necessitate therapy, untreated grief will often resolve on its own. However, for some people—particularly those who would qualify for a diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder—untreated grief can be a source of seemingly endless pain or lead them to withdraw from the world. In such cases, treatment can be indispensable, as it can help an individual adapt to the loss and start living again.