Parenting Counselling in Belfast

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Photo of Talking Perinatal, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Talking Perinatal
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Belfast BT5  (Online Only)
Hello, thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Elizabeth Johnston. Becoming a parent is a significant life changing event, my aim is to help parents cope with mental health and wellbeing changes during the antenatal and postnatal period. I am an Integrative Therapist and offer ONLINE counselling which allows increased flexibility for parents to access services. Perinatal mental health themes: Antenatal anxiety, postnatal anxiety and depression Unhelpful thinking and/or intrusive thoughts. Perinatal OCD. Worry management. Other themes: communication, self confidence/ esteem, goal setting and life transitions.
Hello, thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Elizabeth Johnston. Becoming a parent is a significant life changing event, my aim is to help parents cope with mental health and wellbeing changes during the antenatal and postnatal period. I am an Integrative Therapist and offer ONLINE counselling which allows increased flexibility for parents to access services. Perinatal mental health themes: Antenatal anxiety, postnatal anxiety and depression Unhelpful thinking and/or intrusive thoughts. Perinatal OCD. Worry management. Other themes: communication, self confidence/ esteem, goal setting and life transitions.
028 9692 8966 View 028 9692 8966
Photo of Lauren Gamble, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Lauren Gamble
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Belfast BT14
I have experience in private practice, Belfast Trust - Perinatal mental health team, and parenting charities here in NI.
Hello, my name is Lauren and I am an Integrative counsellor, which means I draw from different psychological approaches depending on your needs and goals. This is to offer you a unique and tailored experience through collaboration to facilitate your desired change. I offer a holistic, non-judgemental safe space allowing you to explore and gain greater insight into your thoughts, feelings, and fears with the aim to promote stress management, coping strategies, self-care, and healing. I have experience with CBT, anxiety, depression, stress, pregnancy/prenatal/postpartum, bereavement, relationships, infidelity, trauma and PTSD.
I have experience in private practice, Belfast Trust - Perinatal mental health team, and parenting charities here in NI.
Hello, my name is Lauren and I am an Integrative counsellor, which means I draw from different psychological approaches depending on your needs and goals. This is to offer you a unique and tailored experience through collaboration to facilitate your desired change. I offer a holistic, non-judgemental safe space allowing you to explore and gain greater insight into your thoughts, feelings, and fears with the aim to promote stress management, coping strategies, self-care, and healing. I have experience with CBT, anxiety, depression, stress, pregnancy/prenatal/postpartum, bereavement, relationships, infidelity, trauma and PTSD.
028 9694 3441 View 028 9694 3441
Photo of Dr Casey McGivern, Psychologist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Dr Casey McGivern
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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 Seaneen Madden, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Seaneen Madden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Belfast BT11
Everyone can find it difficult to cope at times, unresolved issues past or present can create stress, anxiety, depression....and may affect your day to day life. Counselling can help you understand these issues more clearly, giving you the space to untangle the confusing, painful feelings and thoughts that may be causing you distress. It is important to find someone you feel comfortable with and who you can trust.
Everyone can find it difficult to cope at times, unresolved issues past or present can create stress, anxiety, depression....and may affect your day to day life. Counselling can help you understand these issues more clearly, giving you the space to untangle the confusing, painful feelings and thoughts that may be causing you distress. It is important to find someone you feel comfortable with and who you can trust.
01571 590035 View 01571 590035
Photo of Systemic Family and Couples Therapy NI, Psychotherapist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Systemic Family and Couples Therapy NI
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Belfast BT15
As a Systemic Psychotherapist I work with individuals, couples, families, organisations & groups. I have particular specialism in working with couple and marriage dilemmas, separation and divorce/dissolution. Systemic therapy can often be described as a 'relational' type of psychotherapy and entails working with the many different relationships we exist in as part of our daily lives. Relationships can be a great strength and resource in our lives. Other times, problems and challenges can get created in our relationships with others where we feel 'stuck' and can begin to negatively impact our lives.
As a Systemic Psychotherapist I work with individuals, couples, families, organisations & groups. I have particular specialism in working with couple and marriage dilemmas, separation and divorce/dissolution. Systemic therapy can often be described as a 'relational' type of psychotherapy and entails working with the many different relationships we exist in as part of our daily lives. Relationships can be a great strength and resource in our lives. Other times, problems and challenges can get created in our relationships with others where we feel 'stuck' and can begin to negatively impact our lives.
028 9694 3407 View 028 9694 3407
Photo of Clare Acheson Counselling, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Clare Acheson Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Belfast BT4  (Online Only)
Making the decision to come to counselling can be difficult but doing so can be the first step in making the changes you want. I am a fully qualified counsellor and accredited member of BACP, I use an Integrative approach which means that I incorporate different elements of specific counselling theories depending on whatever issues my clients are dealing with, this means that our counselling sessions are specific to your needs as an individual. I have been a therapist for the past 20 years. I have extensive experience in working with both adults and young people.
Making the decision to come to counselling can be difficult but doing so can be the first step in making the changes you want. I am a fully qualified counsellor and accredited member of BACP, I use an Integrative approach which means that I incorporate different elements of specific counselling theories depending on whatever issues my clients are dealing with, this means that our counselling sessions are specific to your needs as an individual. I have been a therapist for the past 20 years. I have extensive experience in working with both adults and young people.
028 9694 3234 View 028 9694 3234
Photo of Lesley Delaney, Psychotherapist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Lesley Delaney
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Belfast BT5
I offer a safe relaxed space where you will be really listened to without judgement. My aim is to help you to understand yourself better, change destructive behavioural patterns, improve your emotional wellbeing and take more control of your life. Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed or depressed? Perhaps you are stuck or dissatisfied with your life or your relationship? Maybe work is taking over your life? Do you need help to make a change? Together we can explore your feelings, to make sense of what is happening or happened in your life. Together we can explore new perspectives. I am here to help you to achieve your goals.
I offer a safe relaxed space where you will be really listened to without judgement. My aim is to help you to understand yourself better, change destructive behavioural patterns, improve your emotional wellbeing and take more control of your life. Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed or depressed? Perhaps you are stuck or dissatisfied with your life or your relationship? Maybe work is taking over your life? Do you need help to make a change? Together we can explore your feelings, to make sense of what is happening or happened in your life. Together we can explore new perspectives. I am here to help you to achieve your goals.
028 9692 8076 View 028 9692 8076
Photo of Rachael Morrison, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Rachael Morrison
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Belfast BT8
Adults, children and adolescents all need a space to explore and express their experiences, and for some this tends to be more difficult as they struggle to understand what they're feeling, never mind find the words to describe them to someone. People often find that when they voice their experiences, feelings, and worries, and confide in a professional who can offer support and help them make sense of these, they feel heard, understood, and often a little lighter from sharing the weight of these. I aim to help my clients to feel that little bit lighter.
Adults, children and adolescents all need a space to explore and express their experiences, and for some this tends to be more difficult as they struggle to understand what they're feeling, never mind find the words to describe them to someone. People often find that when they voice their experiences, feelings, and worries, and confide in a professional who can offer support and help them make sense of these, they feel heard, understood, and often a little lighter from sharing the weight of these. I aim to help my clients to feel that little bit lighter.
028 9694 3247 View 028 9694 3247
Photo of RS Counselling, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
RS Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Belfast BT5
I provide a safe non-judgemental space to work together through whatever issues my clients bring. I work as an integrative practitioner, thus providing a varied approach to best meet my clients needs.
I provide a safe non-judgemental space to work together through whatever issues my clients bring. I work as an integrative practitioner, thus providing a varied approach to best meet my clients needs.
028 9692 8140 View 028 9692 8140
Photo of Dr Jane Simms, Psychologist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Dr Jane Simms
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
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.
028 9507 2459 View 028 9507 2459
Photo of Mindtherapy NI, Psychologist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Mindtherapy NI
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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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Photo of Perspective Counselling, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Perspective Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Belfast BT15
Are you feeling stuck and uncertain about the path ahead? I am an Integrative Counsellor and can help you navigate the obstacles that are preventing you from living the life that you want. Working collaboratively, we can explore the right tools to come up with a tailor-made approach to assist you in improving your emotional well-being. Working at a comfortable pace for you, gaining a different perspective and acquiring new skills along the way, it is possible to achieve a healthy emotional well-being that supports you in your day-to-day life. I welcome the opportunity of working with you in reaching your individual goals.
Are you feeling stuck and uncertain about the path ahead? I am an Integrative Counsellor and can help you navigate the obstacles that are preventing you from living the life that you want. Working collaboratively, we can explore the right tools to come up with a tailor-made approach to assist you in improving your emotional well-being. Working at a comfortable pace for you, gaining a different perspective and acquiring new skills along the way, it is possible to achieve a healthy emotional well-being that supports you in your day-to-day life. I welcome the opportunity of working with you in reaching your individual goals.
028 9163 8594 View 028 9163 8594
Photo of Mary Lavelle, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Mary Lavelle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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.
01571 590056 View 01571 590056
Photo of Emma Therese Bourquin, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Emma Therese Bourquin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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 Sheree Irwin, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sheree Irwin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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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Photo of Dr Andrew Mc Gibbon, Psychotherapist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Dr Andrew Mc Gibbon
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACP
Verified
Belfast BT9
I work therapeutically with Children, Adolescents, Parents and Young People up to 25. I help with a range of difficulties, including but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, Developmental trauma disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder complex bereavement & post-adoption. I offer a contained, compassionate environment to help explore and work through, at a safe emotional pace, the underlying issues that are causing distress. My experience includes 15 years in the NHS within therapeutic services for Children, Adolescents, and Parents. I also offer Clinical Supervision to professionals
I work therapeutically with Children, Adolescents, Parents and Young People up to 25. I help with a range of difficulties, including but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, Developmental trauma disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder complex bereavement & post-adoption. I offer a contained, compassionate environment to help explore and work through, at a safe emotional pace, the underlying issues that are causing distress. My experience includes 15 years in the NHS within therapeutic services for Children, Adolescents, and Parents. I also offer Clinical Supervision to professionals
028 9694 3369 View 028 9694 3369
Photo of Isobel McGill, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Isobel McGill
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
028 9692 8914 View 028 9692 8914
Photo of Michael Paul Reilly, Counsellor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Michael Paul Reilly
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Belfast BT7
How do you feel right now? Can you put a word to that feeling? Feelings can often go unchecked and we don't notice until we feel overwhelmed. In modern life we are constantly bombarded with information and feel pressure to make decisions. We anxiously think about the future and regretfully think of the past. Unable to find peace in the now. A therapist can act as a companion who can help you explore your feelings in a safe environment. Help you learn more about yourself. We all have aspects of our personality that we keep hidden from others and even ourselves. Together we can explore these aspects.
How do you feel right now? Can you put a word to that feeling? Feelings can often go unchecked and we don't notice until we feel overwhelmed. In modern life we are constantly bombarded with information and feel pressure to make decisions. We anxiously think about the future and regretfully think of the past. Unable to find peace in the now. A therapist can act as a companion who can help you explore your feelings in a safe environment. Help you learn more about yourself. We all have aspects of our personality that we keep hidden from others and even ourselves. Together we can explore these aspects.
028 9694 3184 View 028 9694 3184
Photo of Chris Tennyson, Psychologist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Chris Tennyson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Belfast BT9
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist working with young people and adults with a range of difficulties. I have held posts working with people with a range of mental health difficulties as well as those adjusting to physical ill health and disability. I am an integrative practitioner, incorporating person-centred, psychodynamic and attachment theories, as well as cognitive models such as CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have also completed training in Autism diagnostic assessment (ADOS-2 and DISCO) and have over four years experience in completing diagnostic assessments for ASD within multi-disciplinary teams.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist working with young people and adults with a range of difficulties. I have held posts working with people with a range of mental health difficulties as well as those adjusting to physical ill health and disability. I am an integrative practitioner, incorporating person-centred, psychodynamic and attachment theories, as well as cognitive models such as CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I have also completed training in Autism diagnostic assessment (ADOS-2 and DISCO) and have over four years experience in completing diagnostic assessments for ASD within multi-disciplinary teams.
028 9692 8105 View 028 9692 8105
Photo of Belfast Psychology Services Ltd, Psychologist in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast Psychology Services Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Belfast BT9
Welcome to Belfast Psychology Services. Please visit www.belfastpsychologyservices.com, go to the "book a consultation" page and schedule a date and time for your 15 minute call. Our therapists offer psychological support for a range of difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and trauma. Support is also offered for neurodevelopmental disorders including Tourette Syndrome (TS) and vocal and motor tics. ​ In addition, the service offers diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2 (ADOS-2).
Welcome to Belfast Psychology Services. Please visit www.belfastpsychologyservices.com, go to the "book a consultation" page and schedule a date and time for your 15 minute call. Our therapists offer psychological support for a range of difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and trauma. Support is also offered for neurodevelopmental disorders including Tourette Syndrome (TS) and vocal and motor tics. ​ In addition, the service offers diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2 (ADOS-2).
028 3829 8069 View 028 3829 8069

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Parenting Counsellors

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.