Dr Casey McGivern
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych. Verified
Belfast BT4
Offers online therapy
As a Clinical Psychologist, I am trained to use numerous evidence based interventions including cognitive behavioural, systemic and psychodynamic techniques.
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
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Belfast BT4
Offers online therapy
As a Clinical Psychologist, I am trained to use numerous evidence based interventions including cognitive behavioural, systemic and psychodynamic techniques.
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.).
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Chris Tennyson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych. Verified
Belfast BT9
Offers online therapy
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
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Belfast BT9
Offers online therapy
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.
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Victoria Brown
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Verified
Belfast BT9
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in the following: Trauma, Bereavement, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Family Trauma, Children’s Therapy, Eating Disorders, CBT and Psychodynamic therapy.
Hello Thank you for visiting my profile.  My name is Victoria, I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapist. My registrations are with British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I’m also on the register for British Society of Psychologists.  I am an experienced therapist working with children, teenagers, adults and family’s with a range of difficulties.  I provide a safe non-judgemental space to work together through whatever issues my clients bring. My work is intergrative and adapted to the clients individual needs.
028 9692 8289
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Belfast BT9
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in the following: Trauma, Bereavement, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Family Trauma, Children’s Therapy, Eating Disorders, CBT and Psychodynamic therapy.
Hello Thank you for visiting my profile.  My name is Victoria, I am a qualified and registered Psychotherapist. My registrations are with British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I’m also on the register for British Society of Psychologists.  I am an experienced therapist working with children, teenagers, adults and family’s with a range of difficulties.  I provide a safe non-judgemental space to work together through whatever issues my clients bring. My work is intergrative and adapted to the clients individual needs.
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Tim Webber
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Verified
Belfast BT4
Offers online therapy
Hello, I’m Tim. I’m an integrative counsellor combining person-centred and psychodynamic models. This means I adapt my approach for every client, tailored to their individual needs. I’m passionate about mental wellbeing. We all have mental health and need to look after it, just as we do our physical health. Counselling is one such way of doing so, putting some time aside to concentrate on you and your needs. This kind of therapy provides a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space for you to reflect and explore your thoughts and feelings, address life challenges and improve your wellbeing.
028 9694 3375
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Belfast BT4
Offers online therapy
Hello, I’m Tim. I’m an integrative counsellor combining person-centred and psychodynamic models. This means I adapt my approach for every client, tailored to their individual needs. I’m passionate about mental wellbeing. We all have mental health and need to look after it, just as we do our physical health. Counselling is one such way of doing so, putting some time aside to concentrate on you and your needs. This kind of therapy provides a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space for you to reflect and explore your thoughts and feelings, address life challenges and improve your wellbeing.
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Janette Stuart
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Belfast BT5
Offers online therapy
A BA Hons, FdSc Integrative Therapist, trained in Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic approaches to counselling. My love of integrative therapy and mindfulness meditation comes from a desire for authenticity. To talk about problems and pain, but to also deepen experiences of joy and contentment. I believe a holistic approach to mental health and well-being can enable people help themselves and connect to oneself through heightened mind, body and spirit awareness.
028 8944 9918
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Belfast BT5
Offers online therapy
A BA Hons, FdSc Integrative Therapist, trained in Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic approaches to counselling. My love of integrative therapy and mindfulness meditation comes from a desire for authenticity. To talk about problems and pain, but to also deepen experiences of joy and contentment. I believe a holistic approach to mental health and well-being can enable people help themselves and connect to oneself through heightened mind, body and spirit awareness.
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Marie-Claire Desgranges-Rodgers
Counsellor, MBACP Accred Verified
Belfast BT7
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
A BSc Hons in Psychology, FdSc Integrative Therapist and trained in Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic approaches to counselling. My joy is in the collaborative and healing process of the therapeutic relationship. I believe in a holistic approach with the core value and understanding that you as a person are the expert in your own life. I believe that taking the decision to engage in therapy is a difficult and confusing one and my aim is to create a welcoming and encouraging environment for growth and change.
028 9692 8901
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Belfast BT7
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
A BSc Hons in Psychology, FdSc Integrative Therapist and trained in Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic approaches to counselling. My joy is in the collaborative and healing process of the therapeutic relationship. I believe in a holistic approach with the core value and understanding that you as a person are the expert in your own life. I believe that taking the decision to engage in therapy is a difficult and confusing one and my aim is to create a welcoming and encouraging environment for growth and change.
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Victor Henriquez
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Belfast BT6
Offers online therapy
I am a counsellor with a focus on psychodynamic therapy. Therefore, as we address the symptoms which prompt you to seek help today, an important aspect of my practice is to also consider the underlying causes of the issues, both present and past.
028 9694 3380
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Belfast BT6
Offers online therapy
I am a counsellor with a focus on psychodynamic therapy. Therefore, as we address the symptoms which prompt you to seek help today, an important aspect of my practice is to also consider the underlying causes of the issues, both present and past.
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Talking Perinatal
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Belfast BT7
Offers online therapy
An Integrative Therapist, I am trained in Psychodynamic, Person Centred (Humanistic) and CBT.
Hello, my name is Elizabeth Johnston, At Talking Perinatal my aim is to help parents cope with mental health and wellbeing changes during the antenatal and postnatal period. I wholly support and recognise the importance of good mental health for parents whether you are a first time or many times a parent. I work with: antenatal anxiety/ fear of pregnancy or childbirth/ postnatal depression/ miscarriage/ recurrent miscarriage/ stress/ perinatal OCD. Changing negative thoughts/ feelings, breaking unhelpful patterns of behaviour
028 9692 8966
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Belfast BT7
Offers online therapy
An Integrative Therapist, I am trained in Psychodynamic, Person Centred (Humanistic) and CBT.
Hello, my name is Elizabeth Johnston, At Talking Perinatal my aim is to help parents cope with mental health and wellbeing changes during the antenatal and postnatal period. I wholly support and recognise the importance of good mental health for parents whether you are a first time or many times a parent. I work with: antenatal anxiety/ fear of pregnancy or childbirth/ postnatal depression/ miscarriage/ recurrent miscarriage/ stress/ perinatal OCD. Changing negative thoughts/ feelings, breaking unhelpful patterns of behaviour
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Rabia C. Kaunda
Counsellor, MA, BACP Verified
Belfast BT7
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I strive to bring an effective blend of experience, expertise, clarity, concern and action to the counselling process in order to maximise outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness to individuals. I have a broad and unique base of experience, counselling youths and adults. I have 28 years counselling experience, 25 years in Africa and 3 years in Belfast. I use Person Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic approaches.
028 9590 8968
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Belfast BT7
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I strive to bring an effective blend of experience, expertise, clarity, concern and action to the counselling process in order to maximise outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness to individuals. I have a broad and unique base of experience, counselling youths and adults. I have 28 years counselling experience, 25 years in Africa and 3 years in Belfast. I use Person Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic approaches.
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Clarity Counselling NI
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Belfast BT8
Offers online therapy
Integrative Counsellor with 5 years experience in working with clients across a broad range of issues; depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, low self-esteem, stress, relationship difficulties, abuse, bereavement, grief, illness. As an integrative Counsellor , I draw upon skills and knowledge from the three main approaches to counselling; Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Psychodynamic. This enables me to tailor an approach to therapy that is as unique as the individual and the complexity of their personal needs.
028 9693 1019
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Belfast BT8
Offers online therapy
Integrative Counsellor with 5 years experience in working with clients across a broad range of issues; depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, low self-esteem, stress, relationship difficulties, abuse, bereavement, grief, illness. As an integrative Counsellor , I draw upon skills and knowledge from the three main approaches to counselling; Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Psychodynamic. This enables me to tailor an approach to therapy that is as unique as the individual and the complexity of their personal needs.
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Maryrose McCracken
Counsellor, MNCS Accred Verified
Office is near:
Belfast BT9
Offers online therapy
I use a combination of therapeutic approaches with an emphasis on emotion-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic theory, which are delivered in a down to earth, forward thinking and solution focused way .
I am a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor working in the Mid Ulster area. I also have a Bsc (Hons) Applied Psychology and have spent many years working in the field of Behavioural Neuroscience and research, a GP medical practice and schools. My approach is warm, direct, and engaging with an emphasis on building trust and using the therapeutic relationship as a medium for change. I strive to create a space to explore patterns in relationships, emotional expression, and practising new ways of thinking, feeling and being. My private counselling service is founded on clinical excellence informed by up to date research.
07449 480607
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Office is near:
Belfast BT9
Offers online therapy
I use a combination of therapeutic approaches with an emphasis on emotion-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic theory, which are delivered in a down to earth, forward thinking and solution focused way .
I am a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor working in the Mid Ulster area. I also have a Bsc (Hons) Applied Psychology and have spent many years working in the field of Behavioural Neuroscience and research, a GP medical practice and schools. My approach is warm, direct, and engaging with an emphasis on building trust and using the therapeutic relationship as a medium for change. I strive to create a space to explore patterns in relationships, emotional expression, and practising new ways of thinking, feeling and being. My private counselling service is founded on clinical excellence informed by up to date research.
Eilish Craig
Counsellor, MNCS Accred Verified
Office is near:
Belfast BT1
Offers online therapy
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified and accredited Integrative Counsellor working out of Antrim and Belfast. My approach is warm, genuine and supportive. I endeavour to ensure you feel safe and secure whilst you explore issues that are causing disharmony, distress and perhaps overwhelm in your life. Working Integratively means I use a variety of approaches which include Humanistic, CBT & Psychodynamic. Every client Is different so my approach is tailored to suit each of your unique individual needs.
07446 844378
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Office is near:
Belfast BT1
Offers online therapy
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified and accredited Integrative Counsellor working out of Antrim and Belfast. My approach is warm, genuine and supportive. I endeavour to ensure you feel safe and secure whilst you explore issues that are causing disharmony, distress and perhaps overwhelm in your life. Working Integratively means I use a variety of approaches which include Humanistic, CBT & Psychodynamic. Every client Is different so my approach is tailored to suit each of your unique individual needs.
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Rebecca Montgomery
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Office is near:
Belfast BT4
Offers online therapy
My main therapeutic approaches are Person-Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic.
When life gets busy, it can be easy to forget how we are really feeling. Everyday we are faced with some form of barrier which can be stressful and at times hard to cope with however, these could also be triggered by unresolved events from the past. Not only can this affect our mood but also, our bodies, emotions, feelings and thoughts about ourselves, the world and others. With the professional relationship between client and therapist at the heart of therapy, working collaboratively with a counsellor can support you in understanding these issues and achieving your personal goals.
028 9694 3376
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Office is near:
Belfast BT4
Offers online therapy
My main therapeutic approaches are Person-Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic.
When life gets busy, it can be easy to forget how we are really feeling. Everyday we are faced with some form of barrier which can be stressful and at times hard to cope with however, these could also be triggered by unresolved events from the past. Not only can this affect our mood but also, our bodies, emotions, feelings and thoughts about ourselves, the world and others. With the professional relationship between client and therapist at the heart of therapy, working collaboratively with a counsellor can support you in understanding these issues and achieving your personal goals.
Ashleigh Duncan
Counsellor Verified
Office is near:
Belfast BT1
Offers online therapy
I am an integrated Counsellor incorporating all of the main counselling approaches to my therapy, such as; Person Centred Counselling, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Psychodynamic Approach In combining these theories along with my own signature framework I aim to help my clients heal on all levels.
I offer bespoke private therapy. Sessions are delivered in a confidential, non-judgemental, safe comfortable environment. Each session will give you the time and space necessary to make sense of your feelings, process your thoughts, or facilitate you in overcoming any obstacles you may be facing. Together we can work through whatever issues you are currently facing. Perhaps you are:- Struggling to understand damaging thoughts, patterns or behaviours Experiencing anxiety, depression or other limiting emotions. Struggling within your personal/professional relationships whatever your issues are together together we can work them.
028 9446 8046
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Office is near:
Belfast BT1
Offers online therapy
I am an integrated Counsellor incorporating all of the main counselling approaches to my therapy, such as; Person Centred Counselling, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Psychodynamic Approach In combining these theories along with my own signature framework I aim to help my clients heal on all levels.
I offer bespoke private therapy. Sessions are delivered in a confidential, non-judgemental, safe comfortable environment. Each session will give you the time and space necessary to make sense of your feelings, process your thoughts, or facilitate you in overcoming any obstacles you may be facing. Together we can work through whatever issues you are currently facing. Perhaps you are:- Struggling to understand damaging thoughts, patterns or behaviours Experiencing anxiety, depression or other limiting emotions. Struggling within your personal/professional relationships whatever your issues are together together we can work them.
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Susan Corry
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Office is near:
Belfast BT1
Offers online therapy
I provide a safe, confidential, non judgemental environment, allowing you to speak freely, and express your emotions, whilst applying a combination of Person Centred, CBT and psychodynamic techniques to suit your individual needs.
That feeling that follows you from when you get up in the morning, and never leaves. Which gradually grew from a passing "uncomfortable" feeling to an overwhelming sense of dread, anxiousness, sadness, tearfulness, or even anger. This is where I was in 2008, until I finally found the courage to go to my GP, and seek support from a counsellor. Furthermore this is what inspired me to become a mental health counsellor. Its important for you to understand that you are never alone, no matter how much it feels that way. Your emotional well-being is the most crucial part of you, and you can get through this.
07401 227079
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Office is near:
Belfast BT1
Offers online therapy
I provide a safe, confidential, non judgemental environment, allowing you to speak freely, and express your emotions, whilst applying a combination of Person Centred, CBT and psychodynamic techniques to suit your individual needs.
That feeling that follows you from when you get up in the morning, and never leaves. Which gradually grew from a passing "uncomfortable" feeling to an overwhelming sense of dread, anxiousness, sadness, tearfulness, or even anger. This is where I was in 2008, until I finally found the courage to go to my GP, and seek support from a counsellor. Furthermore this is what inspired me to become a mental health counsellor. Its important for you to understand that you are never alone, no matter how much it feels that way. Your emotional well-being is the most crucial part of you, and you can get through this.
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Angelika Maczynska-McEvoy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Verified
Office is near:
Belfast BT7
Offers online therapy
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy/ National Counselling Society. I am experienced in working with issues around depression, grief, bereavement and anxiety. I am also experienced in working with diversity, cultural and immigration issues. I practice in a psychodynamic/person centred way, exploring with clients their current situation and helping them to find relief and reach solutions. I have an experience of working with a wide range of clients, to include children, young people and adults gained via work in statutory and charity sectors.
028 9694 3033
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Office is near:
Belfast BT7
Offers online therapy
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy/ National Counselling Society. I am experienced in working with issues around depression, grief, bereavement and anxiety. I am also experienced in working with diversity, cultural and immigration issues. I practice in a psychodynamic/person centred way, exploring with clients their current situation and helping them to find relief and reach solutions. I have an experience of working with a wide range of clients, to include children, young people and adults gained via work in statutory and charity sectors.
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Laura Patterson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred Verified
Office is near:
Belfast BT10
My practice is psychodynamic in focus which involves working at a deeper level to access the origins of what is troubling you; this allows us to work with the source of the problem thus ‘getting it out by the roots’.
I provide a safe and confidential space for both individuals and those with relationship difficulties to work through what is troubling you. Therapy can be daunting and many struggle to make that initial consultation; you are not alone. I will walk alongside you every step of the way on your therapeutic journey; providing you with individually tailored tools and techniques to work through your difficulties. Often in life it is our relationships, which cause us the most angst, our stress is generally always in relation to someone else and our self talk if often heavily laden with 'shoulds' resulting in feelings of guilt.
07723 475973
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Office is near:
Belfast BT10
My practice is psychodynamic in focus which involves working at a deeper level to access the origins of what is troubling you; this allows us to work with the source of the problem thus ‘getting it out by the roots’.
I provide a safe and confidential space for both individuals and those with relationship difficulties to work through what is troubling you. Therapy can be daunting and many struggle to make that initial consultation; you are not alone. I will walk alongside you every step of the way on your therapeutic journey; providing you with individually tailored tools and techniques to work through your difficulties. Often in life it is our relationships, which cause us the most angst, our stress is generally always in relation to someone else and our self talk if often heavily laden with 'shoulds' resulting in feelings of guilt.
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Clarity Counselling Holywood
Counsellor, MSc, MNCS Accred Verified
Office is near:
Belfast BT4
Offers online therapy
My approach to counselling is tailored to you depending on your needs . The core of our work together is based on a safe, trusting, non judgemental space where we can get an understanding of how it is for you in your world and from there help you find a way to progess. I have been taught at Post Graduate level by expert tutors in their counselling approach, Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. This has equipped me with my unique integrative style of working with my clients. As an integrative therapist working in private practice I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
028 9694 3079
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Office is near:
Belfast BT4
Offers online therapy
My approach to counselling is tailored to you depending on your needs . The core of our work together is based on a safe, trusting, non judgemental space where we can get an understanding of how it is for you in your world and from there help you find a way to progess. I have been taught at Post Graduate level by expert tutors in their counselling approach, Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. This has equipped me with my unique integrative style of working with my clients. As an integrative therapist working in private practice I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
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Brenda Adams Children And Adult Counsellor Flourish Wellbeing
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Office is near:
Belfast BT1
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome to my profile. At Flourish Well-Being NI your individual needs come first and are as unique as you are. Your confidentialty is paramount to me. Counselling can help you to manage your feelings and improve your well-being. Working in a way that best suits you as an individual ensures the best possible outcome. In my practice I use a number therapeutic approaches, including Humanistic, CBT, Person Centred, Brief Therapy, Psychodynamic, EFT (tapping) and Creative therapies. Ensuring there is always a safe, warm, compassionate and supportive space for you to explore your feelings and work towards healing and growth.
07429 313798
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Office is near:
Belfast BT1
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome to my profile. At Flourish Well-Being NI your individual needs come first and are as unique as you are. Your confidentialty is paramount to me. Counselling can help you to manage your feelings and improve your well-being. Working in a way that best suits you as an individual ensures the best possible outcome. In my practice I use a number therapeutic approaches, including Humanistic, CBT, Person Centred, Brief Therapy, Psychodynamic, EFT (tapping) and Creative therapies. Ensuring there is always a safe, warm, compassionate and supportive space for you to explore your feelings and work towards healing and growth.
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Louise McIlvenny
Counsellor, MBACP Accred Verified
Belfast BT15
If you’re seeking a calm, friendly environment in which to address issues which are distressing or frustrating you and you need someone to offer a warm welcome and show sincere interest in your needs I can provide this space for you and would love to be the person to support you. I’ve worked with many people helping them find solutions to their problems and relief from emotional stress. Counselling provides a place for your voice to be heard, your feelings expressed and new ways of thinking and living to be explored. There can be moments of pain and tears but also moments of great release and insight and even laughter and joy.
028 9692 8940
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Belfast BT15
If you’re seeking a calm, friendly environment in which to address issues which are distressing or frustrating you and you need someone to offer a warm welcome and show sincere interest in your needs I can provide this space for you and would love to be the person to support you. I’ve worked with many people helping them find solutions to their problems and relief from emotional stress. Counselling provides a place for your voice to be heard, your feelings expressed and new ways of thinking and living to be explored. There can be moments of pain and tears but also moments of great release and insight and even laughter and joy.

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Psychodynamic Counsellors
Psychodynamic therapy in Belfast, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.