Not really knowing what counselling is about can be frightening and can put many people off asking for the support they need. One aim of counselling is to help people help themselves to develop betterskills to cope with life's challenges. It can provide a private, safe and comfortable place to explore the uncomfortable where you won't feel judged, where you can gain a clearer understanding of what might lie behind your present feelings, and gain new coping skills in many areas of difficulty.
I specialise in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders and psychological trauma e.g. While most people who come to see me have identified specific problems that they would like to overcome,for others it is sometimes hard for them to pinpoint exactly what's wrong. It may be that their personal relationships are strained or because they are worrying excessively and feel quite unhappy and they can't seem to figure out the reason why or how to make it better.
Both Counselling and Psychotherapy are about becoming conscious of the nature of your relationship with yourself. As you become conscious of how you treat and how you feel about yourself you can beginto make sense of what is happening in your life and in your relationships. In Psychotherapy you tend to look deeper at what happened in your early life and so it tends to be a longer process then counselling.
I trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Queens University in the 1980s and have worked for over 30 years in Health Trusts in Northern Ireland. During that time I have worked with adults who have abroad range of mental health and behavioural problems. I have also trained as a CBT therapist, again at QUB. Before starting to work in private practice I was Head of Clinical Psychology Services in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust from 1997 until January 2011.
Currently, I have completed National Public Research with the National literacy Research Council London on Parent/Child communication whichI hope to publish shortly. I have completed this work for aDoctorate in Educational Psychology P/T with Dundee University, supervised by Prof Tim Kelly. I am a Member of Women in Business NI. An Associate of Speed Medical LTD. An Associate of Premex LTD.
Established in 1996 the Belfast Counselling Group is a self-referral service offering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Therapy and Eye Movement DesensitisationTherapy (EMDR) for individuals and couples. We operate in Holywood offering one-to-one and couples therapy in a confidential and discreet caring environment in high quality premises with reception facilities, disabled access, toilets, rail and bus links on the doorstep and with dedicated parking.
I work from a humanistic and integrative perspective and have an interest in a range of other ways of seeing the person that include influences from the past, our hopes for the future and the here andnow of your life. Whilst my approach acknowledges the validity of a range of approaches my concern is to help you understand yourself within the context of you life as it is now.
Since 1992 I have been working as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Now based outside Ballyclare, I am committed to offering a caring, confidential, professional service supporting others in workingthrough complex issues. Please feel free to contact me if you would like additional information or you wish to discuss any questions you may have about the servivces I offer.
Hillview Counselling and Psychotherapy is a private counselling service provided by Peter Mulhall, Counsellor & Psychotherapist. Hillview is dedicated to helping people free themselves fromunhappiness and help them strive to reach their full potential. At Hillview we will help you gain a greater insight into how your problems developed and what you can do to overcome them. We will discuss a range of therapies and agree which best suits your needs, in a safe and confidential environment.
Come enjoy Bangor Drama Club's presentation of Animal Farm, based on the renown book by George Orwell. Directed by Michael Levers, with a cast of over 30, this presentation is guaranteed to be heapsof fun! As this is the Club's Charity Night the ticket price will be donated to New Life Counselling, a charity providing counselling and therapeutic services for people of all ages and stages. Refreshments will be available during the interval and will be included in your ticket price.
Newday counselling services have been established since 2007 in the Ballymena area providing professional counselling/supervision and training services. Terry Shevlin is the lead therapist and istrained as a therapeutic counsellor, and specifically as a 'trauma psychotherapist' working with a cutting edge 'Sensorimotor Psychotherapy' approach, that is based on the best knowledge of 'neuroscience' combined with a respectful client led way of working.
The Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre was founded by Jo Mitchell and Chrissie Bramwell to provide a holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing. Chrissie and Jo are both qualified andregistered members of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).