Online Counselling for Newtownabbey

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Kiri Wilson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT37
My experience in psycho-education and counselling has focused on supporting individuals living with stress, mental illness & suicidal thoughts. I've supported people who aren't sure what to do next with situations & relationships, or are struggling with feelings of overwhelm or depression. Most people who I've worked with just don't want to be in pain anymore, but everyone's needs & wants are different & it's important to get to know you & meet you where you are on your journey.
My experience in psycho-education and counselling has focused on supporting individuals living with stress, mental illness & suicidal thoughts. I've supported people who aren't sure what to do next with situations & relationships, or are struggling with feelings of overwhelm or depression. Most people who I've worked with just don't want to be in pain anymore, but everyone's needs & wants are different & it's important to get to know you & meet you where you are on your journey.
07872 177631 View 07872 177631
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Ellen Bowler-McCartney
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36  (Online Only)
I work with young people and adults so they can feel better about themselves and less anxious. If you are struggling with sleep, social anxiety, lack of confidence, loneliness or have difficulties in relationships with family or friends, I will do my best to help. If you are tired of perfectionism or people pleasing and would like to communicate your needs more effectively, we can focus on that together. If worry has put up barriers to you living your most joyful life and overthinking is disrupting your days or nights, then I am here to help you sort through it all with talk and with art.
I work with young people and adults so they can feel better about themselves and less anxious. If you are struggling with sleep, social anxiety, lack of confidence, loneliness or have difficulties in relationships with family or friends, I will do my best to help. If you are tired of perfectionism or people pleasing and would like to communicate your needs more effectively, we can focus on that together. If worry has put up barriers to you living your most joyful life and overthinking is disrupting your days or nights, then I am here to help you sort through it all with talk and with art.
028 9694 3765 View 028 9694 3765
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Claire Thompson
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, my name is Claire, an Art Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I have worked in suicide prevention and self-harm as well as working in primary and post-primary schools alongside my private practice. I am currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD study exploring culture and identity using Northern Ireland's murals as the lens. I am keenly interested in community art therapy, participation and its part in building local resilience.
Hi, my name is Claire, an Art Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I have worked in suicide prevention and self-harm as well as working in primary and post-primary schools alongside my private practice. I am currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD study exploring culture and identity using Northern Ireland's murals as the lens. I am keenly interested in community art therapy, participation and its part in building local resilience.
028 9692 8222 View 028 9692 8222
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MJR Cognitive Behavioural Therapist Services (CBT)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36  (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.
028 9279 1488 View 028 9279 1488
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Creative Healing
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
My name is Michelle. I have over 8 years of experience working with young people & families who have been impacted by sexual trauma. I have worked in schools and the community as a counsellor supporting children with a wide range of issues. I have an MSc in Children & Adolescent Psychotherapy, BSc in SW, Certificate in sandplay, & EMDR. I am passionate about creating a safe and nurturing environment where individuals feel safe and comfortable enough to explore their thoughts and feelings through a trusted therapeutic relationship. I utilise different creative and therapeutic approaches alongside play and talk therapy & EMDR.
My name is Michelle. I have over 8 years of experience working with young people & families who have been impacted by sexual trauma. I have worked in schools and the community as a counsellor supporting children with a wide range of issues. I have an MSc in Children & Adolescent Psychotherapy, BSc in SW, Certificate in sandplay, & EMDR. I am passionate about creating a safe and nurturing environment where individuals feel safe and comfortable enough to explore their thoughts and feelings through a trusted therapeutic relationship. I utilise different creative and therapeutic approaches alongside play and talk therapy & EMDR.
028 9694 3420 View 028 9694 3420
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Deborah Catherall
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT37
I provide one to one therapy in the Newtownabbey area. I provide a safe, warm and confidential environment where clients are greated in a a non-judgemental way and where they can explore and talk through issues. My work is focused and tailored to the client's requirements, helping them to address & challenge current, beliefs and thoughts to allow change. I offer an initial 20 minute free consultation to ensure I am the right therapist, to explain the merits of each theraputic approach for their needs. The Initial consultation will allow too the opportunity to meet without any obligation.
I provide one to one therapy in the Newtownabbey area. I provide a safe, warm and confidential environment where clients are greated in a a non-judgemental way and where they can explore and talk through issues. My work is focused and tailored to the client's requirements, helping them to address & challenge current, beliefs and thoughts to allow change. I offer an initial 20 minute free consultation to ensure I am the right therapist, to explain the merits of each theraputic approach for their needs. The Initial consultation will allow too the opportunity to meet without any obligation.
028 2502 2231 View 028 2502 2231
Photo of Jennifer Lyness, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Jennifer Lyness
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
Hi there, thank you for visiting my profile today. I am a psychologist, psychotherapist and pluralistic counsellor, I have been working and studying in the mental health field for 20 years and have a wealth of experience supporting clients with a variety of mental illnesses and struggling with a range of issues. I am passionate about the ability of the brain to heal and helping clients to understand how this is possible, enabling recovery, the strengthening of resilience and the ability to cope with life and the accompanying stressors in a much more effective way. This will greatly benefit yourself and others around you.
Hi there, thank you for visiting my profile today. I am a psychologist, psychotherapist and pluralistic counsellor, I have been working and studying in the mental health field for 20 years and have a wealth of experience supporting clients with a variety of mental illnesses and struggling with a range of issues. I am passionate about the ability of the brain to heal and helping clients to understand how this is possible, enabling recovery, the strengthening of resilience and the ability to cope with life and the accompanying stressors in a much more effective way. This will greatly benefit yourself and others around you.
028 9694 3408 View 028 9694 3408
Photo of Julie Halliday - The Breakthrough Project, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Julie Halliday - The Breakthrough Project
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Julie Halliday and I am a qualified integrative counsellor at The Breakthrough Project. I provide a confidential counselling service based on the belief that you are the expert on your own life and that with help, you will find the solutions to your problems. I will support you on your journey by offering acceptance, non-judgement and a fresh perspective. I provide a safe and secure therapeutic space for self-discovery, reflection and problem-solving to allow you to move forward towards improved wellbeing.
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Julie Halliday and I am a qualified integrative counsellor at The Breakthrough Project. I provide a confidential counselling service based on the belief that you are the expert on your own life and that with help, you will find the solutions to your problems. I will support you on your journey by offering acceptance, non-judgement and a fresh perspective. I provide a safe and secure therapeutic space for self-discovery, reflection and problem-solving to allow you to move forward towards improved wellbeing.
028 9433 8764 View 028 9433 8764
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Bethany Sharpe - Sharpe Mind Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newtownabbey BT36  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Bethany and welcome to Sharpe Mind Therapy. At the heart of my practice is a commitment to providing a non-judgemental space where clients can explore themselves and address any challenges they may be facing, at a pace they are comfortable with. With extensive experience working with a wide range of emotional and mental health challenges, I support clients struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, trauma, addiction and relationship issues.
Hi, my name is Bethany and welcome to Sharpe Mind Therapy. At the heart of my practice is a commitment to providing a non-judgemental space where clients can explore themselves and address any challenges they may be facing, at a pace they are comfortable with. With extensive experience working with a wide range of emotional and mental health challenges, I support clients struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, trauma, addiction and relationship issues.
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Photo of Anne O’Kelly, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Anne O’Kelly
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
Are you worried for you and your family as a result of a breakdown in relationships. Are you fearful for the mental and emotional well being of all the family members especially children. Would you want to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours in order to reach an understanding of how to cope with family change and transition? I am an experienced and skilled therapist. I provide a safe healing space for you to address your concerns and fears with a view to reaching a resolution and plan for the future.
Are you worried for you and your family as a result of a breakdown in relationships. Are you fearful for the mental and emotional well being of all the family members especially children. Would you want to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours in order to reach an understanding of how to cope with family change and transition? I am an experienced and skilled therapist. I provide a safe healing space for you to address your concerns and fears with a view to reaching a resolution and plan for the future.
028 9163 8460 View 028 9163 8460
Photo of Victoria Lynn Brown, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Victoria Lynn Brown
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT37
Hello! Thank you for taking a moment to visit my profile.  My name is Victoria, I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapist. My registration is with British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. As a psychotherapist, my primary focus is to provide support and guidance to individuals struggling with various mental health challenges such as depression, stress, family issues and trauma. I offer a safe and non judgemental space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences.
Hello! Thank you for taking a moment to visit my profile.  My name is Victoria, I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapist. My registration is with British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. As a psychotherapist, my primary focus is to provide support and guidance to individuals struggling with various mental health challenges such as depression, stress, family issues and trauma. I offer a safe and non judgemental space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences.
028 9692 8289 View 028 9692 8289
Photo of Frances Lindsay, MBACP, Counsellor
Frances Lindsay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newtownabbey BT36
My name is Frances and I am an integrative counsellor. I have trained in several therapeutic approaches so that I can meet each clients individual needs. I am also a qualified child counsellor, working with children 3/4 and up.
My name is Frances and I am an integrative counsellor. I have trained in several therapeutic approaches so that I can meet each clients individual needs. I am also a qualified child counsellor, working with children 3/4 and up.
028 3829 4769 View 028 3829 4769

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Online Counsellors

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.