Female Counselling in Donaghadee, NIR

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Gillian Hughes
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Donaghadee BT21
No matter how robust we are, most of us at one time or another can face difficult times due to family, work or other personal issues. Sharing the impact of these distressing times can help with finding the resources to ease distress and consider which best next steps to take. I am fully accredited with both BABCP and BACP and my approach is largely, although not exclusively, cognitive behavioural. I have a particular Interest in anxiety and in trauma work and am trained in EMDR and Trauma- focussed CBT which are the two current gold standard NICE recommended evidence based treatments in this area.
No matter how robust we are, most of us at one time or another can face difficult times due to family, work or other personal issues. Sharing the impact of these distressing times can help with finding the resources to ease distress and consider which best next steps to take. I am fully accredited with both BABCP and BACP and my approach is largely, although not exclusively, cognitive behavioural. I have a particular Interest in anxiety and in trauma work and am trained in EMDR and Trauma- focussed CBT which are the two current gold standard NICE recommended evidence based treatments in this area.
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Stephanie Blayney
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Donaghadee BT21
Sometimes life can just feel out of kilter and we don't know why, or the weight of every day life is heavy. When we feel like this it can be helpful to have someone to talk to who is not already involved and invested in your life. Whilst I work across the spectrum of mental health concerns, I specialise in trauma therapy. Trauma therapy is suitable for anything from single incident events, birth trauma, Troubles related events, first-responders, complex childhood trauma, relationship trauma (and more), whether there is a diagnosis of PTSD or not.
Sometimes life can just feel out of kilter and we don't know why, or the weight of every day life is heavy. When we feel like this it can be helpful to have someone to talk to who is not already involved and invested in your life. Whilst I work across the spectrum of mental health concerns, I specialise in trauma therapy. Trauma therapy is suitable for anything from single incident events, birth trauma, Troubles related events, first-responders, complex childhood trauma, relationship trauma (and more), whether there is a diagnosis of PTSD or not.
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Gayle Vance Counsellor Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Donaghadee BT21
Hi I'm Gayle, thanks viewing my profile. Most people feel nervous and apprehensive when considering counselling, that's why it's important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with. I'm committed to offering a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. Sometimes in life we all experience difficulties and issues which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed. If you are experiencing overwhelming thoughts and emotions or finding it difficult to make sense of your life at this time, you may benefit from my support in helping you to find clarity, move forward, cope better and enjoy life fully again.
Hi I'm Gayle, thanks viewing my profile. Most people feel nervous and apprehensive when considering counselling, that's why it's important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with. I'm committed to offering a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment. Sometimes in life we all experience difficulties and issues which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or depressed. If you are experiencing overwhelming thoughts and emotions or finding it difficult to make sense of your life at this time, you may benefit from my support in helping you to find clarity, move forward, cope better and enjoy life fully again.
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Rosa Stevens
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19
Waitlist for new clients
Hi my name is Rosa and I love to tailor a therapy for my clients, my holistic approach does not merely focus exclusively on your thinking style. Working with me will allow you to reconnect your mind body and soul so it becomes easier to understand unhelpful thinking styles which may be triggering anxiety and in turn lower your physical and emotional well-being.
Hi my name is Rosa and I love to tailor a therapy for my clients, my holistic approach does not merely focus exclusively on your thinking style. Working with me will allow you to reconnect your mind body and soul so it becomes easier to understand unhelpful thinking styles which may be triggering anxiety and in turn lower your physical and emotional well-being.
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Alanna Kierans
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19
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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Amy Humphreys
Counsellor, MA, PTUK
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
As a play therapist, our goal is to use play as the child’s natural means of expression to tap into the subconscious and allow them a space to work through their emotions and become empowered to effectively reach their own solutions to a wide range of needs or struggles that your child may be facing.
As a play therapist, our goal is to use play as the child’s natural means of expression to tap into the subconscious and allow them a space to work through their emotions and become empowered to effectively reach their own solutions to a wide range of needs or struggles that your child may be facing.
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Helen McCune
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newtownards BT23
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I work with adults both online and in person, providing a safe space to explore & openly discuss issues they're struggling with. My sessions are tailored to you aiming to provide support to face challenging issues that arise, allowing you to progress & get the most out of life.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I work with adults both online and in person, providing a safe space to explore & openly discuss issues they're struggling with. My sessions are tailored to you aiming to provide support to face challenging issues that arise, allowing you to progress & get the most out of life.
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Catrina Mcevoy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Comber BT23
I have been working as a Counsellor for ten years and I love my work. Supporting, encouraging, working together with client issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, sexuality, self-harm; bringing awareness, understanding, strength, courage, hope by integrating techniques which respect the individual needs of the client, empowering the client to connect with their own strengths and values, helping to take back control of their lives.
I have been working as a Counsellor for ten years and I love my work. Supporting, encouraging, working together with client issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, sexuality, self-harm; bringing awareness, understanding, strength, courage, hope by integrating techniques which respect the individual needs of the client, empowering the client to connect with their own strengths and values, helping to take back control of their lives.
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Lily McCavana
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
Hello and welcome to my page. I am a person-centred psychotherapist who works mainly with pregnancy, birth and postpartum including postnatal depression and anxiety and birth trauma. I support women through this transitional period of their life, a transition that is often confronting and might not look how you expected it to. I can support fathers and non birthing parents experiencing birth trauma and postnatal depression. I also work with women and LGBTQ+ people with issues including anxiety, depression, self esteem and relationship difficulties.
Hello and welcome to my page. I am a person-centred psychotherapist who works mainly with pregnancy, birth and postpartum including postnatal depression and anxiety and birth trauma. I support women through this transitional period of their life, a transition that is often confronting and might not look how you expected it to. I can support fathers and non birthing parents experiencing birth trauma and postnatal depression. I also work with women and LGBTQ+ people with issues including anxiety, depression, self esteem and relationship difficulties.
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Caitriona Mulligan / Mind Revitalise
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19
Hello, I’m Caitriona and I work with people experiencing many different issues and problems including anxiety, overthinking, and low self-esteem. Maybe you’re looking for help because you find yourself lying awake at night feeling worried and anxious. Perhaps you would like to make changes in your life, but you don’t know where to begin, or you’re afraid to get started because you don’t want to get it wrong. Or maybe it feels as if everything is just too much and your worries and concerns are affecting the way you live your life and your relationships.
Hello, I’m Caitriona and I work with people experiencing many different issues and problems including anxiety, overthinking, and low self-esteem. Maybe you’re looking for help because you find yourself lying awake at night feeling worried and anxious. Perhaps you would like to make changes in your life, but you don’t know where to begin, or you’re afraid to get started because you don’t want to get it wrong. Or maybe it feels as if everything is just too much and your worries and concerns are affecting the way you live your life and your relationships.
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Rachael Morrison
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Moneyreagh BT23
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.
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Rachel Karen Creighton
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newtownards BT23
Hi thank you for visiting my profile. I work in an integrative way which means I use different counselling techniques depending on what works best for, you, the client. I believe in a person centred approach which helps clients to reconnect with their core values and sense of self-worth. This approach, along with other tools, can help facilitate the client's personal growth by enabling them to explore and utilise their own strengths. I also use CBT when appropriate and psychodynamic therapy.
Hi thank you for visiting my profile. I work in an integrative way which means I use different counselling techniques depending on what works best for, you, the client. I believe in a person centred approach which helps clients to reconnect with their core values and sense of self-worth. This approach, along with other tools, can help facilitate the client's personal growth by enabling them to explore and utilise their own strengths. I also use CBT when appropriate and psychodynamic therapy.
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KGH Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19
KGH Counselling "Because talking is important" Life can be a journey and at times challenging when our feelings and thoughts can be overwhelming and confusing. Let me go on your journey with you.
KGH Counselling "Because talking is important" Life can be a journey and at times challenging when our feelings and thoughts can be overwhelming and confusing. Let me go on your journey with you.
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MJR Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Services (CBT)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19  (Online Only)
Acknowledging that something doesn't feel quite right and that we may need help and support can be very challenging for us to accept. In a world where anxiety, stress and depression seem all consuming, it can be hard to see a light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Thats were exploring your difficulties with a trained professional can help. Working together as a team, we will work collaboratively to help you reach your goals in therapy and equip you with the tools to become your own therapist.
Acknowledging that something doesn't feel quite right and that we may need help and support can be very challenging for us to accept. In a world where anxiety, stress and depression seem all consuming, it can be hard to see a light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Thats were exploring your difficulties with a trained professional can help. Working together as a team, we will work collaboratively to help you reach your goals in therapy and equip you with the tools to become your own therapist.
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Amanda Rafferty
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel that you are at a stage in your life where you want to make some changes? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and feel you could benefit from having confidential, independent and neutral support to work through particular issues in your life? By working along side you, I can help you to try to work through the issues that are troubling you. The counselling relationship is one where I will listen to you without judging you. I will try to understand things from your point of view and I will provide a safe space where you will be heard. Our relationship will aim to provide clarity around the issues that concern you.
Do you feel that you are at a stage in your life where you want to make some changes? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and feel you could benefit from having confidential, independent and neutral support to work through particular issues in your life? By working along side you, I can help you to try to work through the issues that are troubling you. The counselling relationship is one where I will listen to you without judging you. I will try to understand things from your point of view and I will provide a safe space where you will be heard. Our relationship will aim to provide clarity around the issues that concern you.
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SJB Therapy and Supervision
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19
Hello, I'm Sarah. I have 17yrs of experience within a variety of settings, NHS, Universities, FE colleges and workplace providers including specialised occupational groups-emergency services and armed forces. I believe that in therapy 'not one size fits all' and so I have made it my focus to continue to learn and develop my practice. My qualification and experience in the facilitation of reflexive supervision, both in groups and individual, can be of benefit to supervisees that request cross-professional supervisory support, and I offer timely group support in the aftermath of a critical incident.
Hello, I'm Sarah. I have 17yrs of experience within a variety of settings, NHS, Universities, FE colleges and workplace providers including specialised occupational groups-emergency services and armed forces. I believe that in therapy 'not one size fits all' and so I have made it my focus to continue to learn and develop my practice. My qualification and experience in the facilitation of reflexive supervision, both in groups and individual, can be of benefit to supervisees that request cross-professional supervisory support, and I offer timely group support in the aftermath of a critical incident.
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Rebecca Montgomery
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Crawfordsburn BT19
A high achiever with fierce determination & ambition? Keep reading... For me it was a Prep & Grammar school education with a win mentality, second best was never an option. An ongoing career in a ruthless music industry as a professional female drummer. What was the result? Burnout & exhaustion, Anxiety, Depression, Low self-esteem & confidence, crippling perfectionism, setting high expectations that were impossible to reach & constant feelings of failure. Whether it be a high powered career, creative arts, sports and athletics or perhaps being brought up in a society that expects too much - you are not alone.
A high achiever with fierce determination & ambition? Keep reading... For me it was a Prep & Grammar school education with a win mentality, second best was never an option. An ongoing career in a ruthless music industry as a professional female drummer. What was the result? Burnout & exhaustion, Anxiety, Depression, Low self-esteem & confidence, crippling perfectionism, setting high expectations that were impossible to reach & constant feelings of failure. Whether it be a high powered career, creative arts, sports and athletics or perhaps being brought up in a society that expects too much - you are not alone.
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Jean McMinn
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Helen's Bay BT19
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 Logan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
Hi my name is Louise and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor based in Bangor, North Down. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to explore the difficulties and challenges you may be struggling to cope with. I appreciate the importance of moving forward at a pace that is comfortable for you, so the sessions I offer are client led, meaning you and your needs are the focal point at all times. I aim to create an environment that provides the foundation to help you become the best possible version of yourself. I offer clients 1 to 1 sessions in person, online and by telephone and work with clients from age 16 upwards.
Hi my name is Louise and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor based in Bangor, North Down. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to explore the difficulties and challenges you may be struggling to cope with. I appreciate the importance of moving forward at a pace that is comfortable for you, so the sessions I offer are client led, meaning you and your needs are the focal point at all times. I aim to create an environment that provides the foundation to help you become the best possible version of yourself. I offer clients 1 to 1 sessions in person, online and by telephone and work with clients from age 16 upwards.
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Emma Doran
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bangor BT19
A fully registered member of BACP, I use an integrated approach in my client work. Using a person-centered, psychodynamic and humanistic style to keep the client at the centre of all my work, I hope to create a safe space where my clients can feel at ease to work through whatever they need to at their own pace. I am also a fully qualified EFT practitioner (Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as 'tapping') and am able to offer this technique in my client work, along with mindfulness and meditation. Sometimes we need to access more tools, helping my clients find the best fit for them can create lasting change.
A fully registered member of BACP, I use an integrated approach in my client work. Using a person-centered, psychodynamic and humanistic style to keep the client at the centre of all my work, I hope to create a safe space where my clients can feel at ease to work through whatever they need to at their own pace. I am also a fully qualified EFT practitioner (Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as 'tapping') and am able to offer this technique in my client work, along with mindfulness and meditation. Sometimes we need to access more tools, helping my clients find the best fit for them can create lasting change.
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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.