Counselling in Northern Ireland

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Photo of Carol Guinan, Psychologist in Northern Ireland
Carol Guinan
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals (18+) who are seeking to increase their self awareness and to better understand how they think, feel and act. My therapeutic approach can help you take notice of unhelpful relational patterns that feel automatic and cause distress, worry and self doubt. As you progress in therapy, you will feel more able to respond to stressors with greater flexibility and confidence. This frees you up to think and act in a manner that serves your needs better and helps you achieve the sustainable balance you seek.
I work with individuals (18+) who are seeking to increase their self awareness and to better understand how they think, feel and act. My therapeutic approach can help you take notice of unhelpful relational patterns that feel automatic and cause distress, worry and self doubt. As you progress in therapy, you will feel more able to respond to stressors with greater flexibility and confidence. This frees you up to think and act in a manner that serves your needs better and helps you achieve the sustainable balance you seek.
028 3829 8068 View 028 3829 8068
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Renew
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Do you struggle with panic attacks or anxiety, feeling depressed, or are you being troubled with intrusive thoughts or symptoms such as chronic tiredness, or have you chronic pain such as fibromyalgia? I, Dr Maureen Stevenson, am a retired GP who has trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I find that many people have been traumatised in their lives, and suffer both mental and physical symptoms following these traumatic experiences. Many of us have suffered developmental trauma, this can leave us more susceptible to be adversely affected by difficulties later in life. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can help us heal and find new hope.
Do you struggle with panic attacks or anxiety, feeling depressed, or are you being troubled with intrusive thoughts or symptoms such as chronic tiredness, or have you chronic pain such as fibromyalgia? I, Dr Maureen Stevenson, am a retired GP who has trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I find that many people have been traumatised in their lives, and suffer both mental and physical symptoms following these traumatic experiences. Many of us have suffered developmental trauma, this can leave us more susceptible to be adversely affected by difficulties later in life. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy can help us heal and find new hope.
07449 098441 View 07449 098441
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Kerry Lee Devlin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Omagh BT79
Coming to therapy is the first step toward finding the tools within you to implement the changes you seek. I will work with you in a non-judgemental, confidential atmosphere. Assisting you to gain the confidence to move forward feeling equipped to deal with issues that may arise.
Coming to therapy is the first step toward finding the tools within you to implement the changes you seek. I will work with you in a non-judgemental, confidential atmosphere. Assisting you to gain the confidence to move forward feeling equipped to deal with issues that may arise.
028 9694 3322 View 028 9694 3322
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Emma Therese Bourquin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Belfast BT9  (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
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Pamela Kirkpatrick
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bangor BT20
Life can suddenly change and leave us feeling lost and alone without a clear path to move forward, whether this is how you feel about yourself or your child I may have the skills to help you find your direction or help clear your way to move forward and reach your full potential. I have spent years working in the mental health sector and understand how difficult it is to reach out, I have worked with issues such as self esteem, anxiety, self harm, abuse, addiction and traumatic childhood experiences and coping strategies. Whether you are looking support for yourself or your child I offer a free phone consultation before therapy
Life can suddenly change and leave us feeling lost and alone without a clear path to move forward, whether this is how you feel about yourself or your child I may have the skills to help you find your direction or help clear your way to move forward and reach your full potential. I have spent years working in the mental health sector and understand how difficult it is to reach out, I have worked with issues such as self esteem, anxiety, self harm, abuse, addiction and traumatic childhood experiences and coping strategies. Whether you are looking support for yourself or your child I offer a free phone consultation before therapy
028 9124 4956 View 028 9124 4956
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Clare Power
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi my name is Clare Power. Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I’m a qualified counsellor and work as a integrative counsellor methods i use is psychodynamic and CBT, together we will work with whichever method suits your needs. I’m a registered member of the BACP and work in accordance to its ethical framework.
Hi my name is Clare Power. Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I’m a qualified counsellor and work as a integrative counsellor methods i use is psychodynamic and CBT, together we will work with whichever method suits your needs. I’m a registered member of the BACP and work in accordance to its ethical framework.
07480 777028 View 07480 777028
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Sales Doctor Counselling and Coaching Clinic
PhD
Verified Verified
As a dedicated practitioner in the fields of coaching, mentoring, and psychotherapy, I am committed to guiding individuals on their journey toward personal growth and transformation. With over two decades of experience, I have honed my skills to provide personalized support and guidance tailored to each individual's unique needs. My passion for helping others achieve their full potential drives me to continually innovate and refine my approach, ensuring that my clients receive the highest level of care and support on their path to fulfillment and success.
As a dedicated practitioner in the fields of coaching, mentoring, and psychotherapy, I am committed to guiding individuals on their journey toward personal growth and transformation. With over two decades of experience, I have honed my skills to provide personalized support and guidance tailored to each individual's unique needs. My passion for helping others achieve their full potential drives me to continually innovate and refine my approach, ensuring that my clients receive the highest level of care and support on their path to fulfillment and success.
028 9694 3726 View 028 9694 3726
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Freebird Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I offer emotional support to people from age 11 up through the generations who are struggling with the aftermath of trauma, loss, relationship and a range of mental health issues. I offer person centred counselling and am qualified to integrate CBT skills when desirable and appropriate. The goal for clients is generally to gain insight and support when changing unhelpful thinking and ultimately Behavioural patterns. I offer a safe and non judgemental space for my clients to talk in confidence.
I offer emotional support to people from age 11 up through the generations who are struggling with the aftermath of trauma, loss, relationship and a range of mental health issues. I offer person centred counselling and am qualified to integrate CBT skills when desirable and appropriate. The goal for clients is generally to gain insight and support when changing unhelpful thinking and ultimately Behavioural patterns. I offer a safe and non judgemental space for my clients to talk in confidence.
07446 231037 View 07446 231037
Photo of Aisling's Play Therapy, Psychotherapist in Northern Ireland
Aisling's Play Therapy
Psychotherapist, PTUK
Verified Verified
I am a registered Play Therapist with Play Therapy UK and I'm passionate about helping children to process and make sense of their feelings, emotions and experiences in a safe and age appropriate way. My aim is to provide a safe and playful therapeutic space and to build a trustful therapeutic relationship which will allow the client to feel safe to explore and express their feelings and gain an insight. Toys are used like words by children, and play is their language so the playroom offers a variety of different creative mediums for children to explore. I offer in person sessions which last 45 minutes.
I am a registered Play Therapist with Play Therapy UK and I'm passionate about helping children to process and make sense of their feelings, emotions and experiences in a safe and age appropriate way. My aim is to provide a safe and playful therapeutic space and to build a trustful therapeutic relationship which will allow the client to feel safe to explore and express their feelings and gain an insight. Toys are used like words by children, and play is their language so the playroom offers a variety of different creative mediums for children to explore. I offer in person sessions which last 45 minutes.
028 9694 3055 View 028 9694 3055
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Stephanie Blayney
Counsellor
Verified Verified
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.
028 9694 3137 View 028 9694 3137
Photo of Liz Scheibe, Counsellor in Northern Ireland
Liz Scheibe
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Are you seeking help to make sense of chaos or emotional pain you presently feel in life and relationships? If so, I desire to join you where you are with compassion, acceptance, listening, and learning, in hopes of leading you towards peace and healing. I have received specific training in treating trauma so I can support clients in finding integration with their memories, thoughts, emotions, and bodies. My hope is that no matter what you have experienced or are going through, you will not only be seen, but will find peace in your life and relationships.
Are you seeking help to make sense of chaos or emotional pain you presently feel in life and relationships? If so, I desire to join you where you are with compassion, acceptance, listening, and learning, in hopes of leading you towards peace and healing. I have received specific training in treating trauma so I can support clients in finding integration with their memories, thoughts, emotions, and bodies. My hope is that no matter what you have experienced or are going through, you will not only be seen, but will find peace in your life and relationships.
028 9692 8115 View 028 9692 8115
Photo of Paula Moran, Counsellor in Northern Ireland
Paula Moran
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am passionate about personal development and believe that counselling can provide an opportunity for positive change. I have worked as an accredited counsellor within a GP practice for four years and have extensive experience of working with University students in groups and one-to-one.
I am passionate about personal development and believe that counselling can provide an opportunity for positive change. I have worked as an accredited counsellor within a GP practice for four years and have extensive experience of working with University students in groups and one-to-one.
028 9124 8416 View 028 9124 8416
Photo of Nona Fair, Psychotherapist in Northern Ireland
Nona Fair
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
I am a qualified CBT therapist (PgDip), ready to work with you to help you towards your goals. I understand how difficult it can be to take the initial step of making contact, especially if you feel stuck. Whatever you would like to change, I am here to help.
I am a qualified CBT therapist (PgDip), ready to work with you to help you towards your goals. I understand how difficult it can be to take the initial step of making contact, especially if you feel stuck. Whatever you would like to change, I am here to help.
028 9124 3060 View 028 9124 3060
Photo of Anne Marie McKinley, Psychotherapist in Northern Ireland
Anne Marie McKinley
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
In my years of experience working as a Trauma Therapist. I worked within the NHS and treated trauma alongside PTSD responses to birth as a midwife and trauma therapist. Private practice includes working with life concerns such as depression, PTSD, dissociative conditions, and relationship stresses in any of life's circumstances. I am happy to work with almost any general life issue. Examples include GRI, sexual or other abuse, rape, and lifelong bullying are frequent concerns in therapy, and couple therapy is of particular interest. I use EMDR, Rewind, and Trauma-focused CBT in a person-centred approach and work with clients online
In my years of experience working as a Trauma Therapist. I worked within the NHS and treated trauma alongside PTSD responses to birth as a midwife and trauma therapist. Private practice includes working with life concerns such as depression, PTSD, dissociative conditions, and relationship stresses in any of life's circumstances. I am happy to work with almost any general life issue. Examples include GRI, sexual or other abuse, rape, and lifelong bullying are frequent concerns in therapy, and couple therapy is of particular interest. I use EMDR, Rewind, and Trauma-focused CBT in a person-centred approach and work with clients online
028 2502 2464 View 028 2502 2464
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Seán McCann
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Belfast BT15
Hi, my name is Seán and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I believe that counselling can not only help us explore, understand and address difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours, but can also support us in becoming the best version of ourselves possible. By helping us explore our relationships, embrace change and grow in self awareness, a positive therapeutic experience can ultimately help us feel more content with our lives and who we are as individuals.
Hi, my name is Seán and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I believe that counselling can not only help us explore, understand and address difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours, but can also support us in becoming the best version of ourselves possible. By helping us explore our relationships, embrace change and grow in self awareness, a positive therapeutic experience can ultimately help us feel more content with our lives and who we are as individuals.
028 9344 7275 View 028 9344 7275
Photo of Hope Therapy NI, Counsellor in Northern Ireland
Hope Therapy NI
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Going for therapy and opening up to a complete stranger can be a daunting thought, I've been there! However, often its easier to open up to a stranger than it is to a loved one as there is no emotional attachment. As a counsellor, I hope to provide a safe space for you to explore your issues, thoughts, and emotions within a non-judgmental, empathetic and respectful relationship.
Going for therapy and opening up to a complete stranger can be a daunting thought, I've been there! However, often its easier to open up to a stranger than it is to a loved one as there is no emotional attachment. As a counsellor, I hope to provide a safe space for you to explore your issues, thoughts, and emotions within a non-judgmental, empathetic and respectful relationship.
028 9694 3025 View 028 9694 3025
Photo of Natalia Jane Hodgers, Counsellor in Northern Ireland
Natalia Jane Hodgers
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lisburn BT27
I am a caring, compassionate & experienced counsellor living and working just off the M1 at Lisburn. I am focused on helping you change negative thoughts & behaviours that may be holding you back from fulfilling your full potential. I work hard in helping you to work through issues in your relationships with an open and helpful approach. Using techniques & strategies to move you forward with the stresses and strains we all face from time to time. I have a warm & welcoming disposition that will help to put you at your ease. Please feel free to contact me anytime.
I am a caring, compassionate & experienced counsellor living and working just off the M1 at Lisburn. I am focused on helping you change negative thoughts & behaviours that may be holding you back from fulfilling your full potential. I work hard in helping you to work through issues in your relationships with an open and helpful approach. Using techniques & strategies to move you forward with the stresses and strains we all face from time to time. I have a warm & welcoming disposition that will help to put you at your ease. Please feel free to contact me anytime.
028 9163 8565 View 028 9163 8565
Photo of Way Forward CBT and Counselling, Psychotherapist in Northern Ireland
Way Forward CBT and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Lisburn BT28
Way Forward offers Professional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Specialist Counselling services to Adults, children, and adolescents. I have been supporting people who are struggling with their mental health and well-being for more than 20 years in a variety of settings including the NHS, Private, Voluntary, and Public Sectors. My overall approach to therapy tends to be straightforward and honest, I value transparency and direct communication in the therapeutic relationship.
Way Forward offers Professional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Specialist Counselling services to Adults, children, and adolescents. I have been supporting people who are struggling with their mental health and well-being for more than 20 years in a variety of settings including the NHS, Private, Voluntary, and Public Sectors. My overall approach to therapy tends to be straightforward and honest, I value transparency and direct communication in the therapeutic relationship.
028 9163 8581 View 028 9163 8581
Photo of Yasmin O'Keeffe Therapy, Counsellor in Northern Ireland
Yasmin O'Keeffe Therapy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Newry BT34
I work with grieving professionals to free them from their hopelessness & despair so that they can THRIVE again in their career & business. You've lost someone close to you recently and it's completely shattered your life and BROKEN your heart and you feel like you will never get out of this darkness ever again. Or you are going through a toxic breakup or divorce and it is like it's WW3 inside your head & those racing thoughts just won't stop coming. You are juggling a MILLION and one things. You are stressing about work because you need time off but there's deadlines to meet and you need to keep working financially. Sound like you?
I work with grieving professionals to free them from their hopelessness & despair so that they can THRIVE again in their career & business. You've lost someone close to you recently and it's completely shattered your life and BROKEN your heart and you feel like you will never get out of this darkness ever again. Or you are going through a toxic breakup or divorce and it is like it's WW3 inside your head & those racing thoughts just won't stop coming. You are juggling a MILLION and one things. You are stressing about work because you need time off but there's deadlines to meet and you need to keep working financially. Sound like you?
028 9694 3689 View 028 9694 3689
Photo of Kathryn Kelly, Counsellor in Northern Ireland
Kathryn Kelly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Armagh BT61
Not accepting new clients
As a fully qualified integrative counsellor, I offer a confidential, non-judgmental service with a goal to support children, young people and adults on a 1-1 basis. I have experience as a school's counsellor with young people aged 11 and over, as well as with people of all ages in a community setting. I understand the impact poor mental health can have on an individual, so by providing a safe space where we can explore your difficulties, we will be able to work together to find clarity and coping strategies that work best for you.
As a fully qualified integrative counsellor, I offer a confidential, non-judgmental service with a goal to support children, young people and adults on a 1-1 basis. I have experience as a school's counsellor with young people aged 11 and over, as well as with people of all ages in a community setting. I understand the impact poor mental health can have on an individual, so by providing a safe space where we can explore your difficulties, we will be able to work together to find clarity and coping strategies that work best for you.
028 9694 3061 View 028 9694 3061

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Northern Ireland who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
86% Depression
81% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
72% Bereavement
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

49% AXA PPP
48% Aviva
47% Bupa

How Counsellors in Northern Ireland see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Northern Ireland?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.