• Meet the TEAM @ therapy Belfast

  • belfast counsellor

    Angela Poulter

    Humanistic Psychotherapist

    Angela joined the team in June 2021. She has previously worked in private practice, adult education and charity settings. Angela trained at Spectrum Therapy, a London-based centre for humanistic and integrative psychotherapy, and is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

     

    "I approach psychotherapy as a conversation between equals, and bring curiosity to know you with empathy and integrity. At different times in life we can find ourselves facing challenges, feeling unsatisfied, stuck, overwhelmed, or in crisis. You might want to feel different, make changes to how you are living, or experience more fulfilment and joy. I provide a confidential, safe space for you to explore your experiences, issues and desires. I support you to grow your self-awareness and to identify ways of being that are and are not working for you. This understanding can empower you to make different choices for yourself, so that you may live with more confidence, purpose and satisfaction."

     

    Who I work with: individual adults, older adults

    How I work: face to face, online

    Therapy offered: Humanistic Integrative, Gestalt and Formative Psychology. Short and long term work. Weekly sessions.

    Specialisms: self-esteem, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, relationships, work related issues and life changes

    Free consultation: 20 minutes by telephone or Zoom

    Fee per 50 minute session: £50

    Cancellation fees: cancellations less than 48hrs before appointments charged full session rate

    Concessions available: yes

    Payments accepted: bank transfer, payment required day before each session

    Available: Tuesdays 9-1:30pm, Wednesdays 3:15-7:45pm and Thursdays 9-3pm

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    Michael Reilly

    Integrative Counsellor

    Michael joined the team in June 2021. He has supported clients in various roles across the public and voluntary sector. Michael is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). He holds a BSc Counselling and Psychotherapy from Middlesex University.

     

    "I am passionate in the belief that therapy can develop our ability to see life’s challenges as new opportunities and help us make peace with our thoughts, feelings and emotions. Exploring issues through therapy provides new perspectives to allow you to make more fulfilling life choices. You may have a specific issue or a want to understand why you feel the way you do. I can help you explore these issues through therapy and provide new perspectives to allow you to make more fulfilling life choices."

     

    Who I work with: individual adults, older adults, trainees

    How I work: face to face, online, telephone

    Therapy offered: brief therapy, eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person-centred, Psychodynamic. Short and long term work. Weekly or bi-weekly sessions.

    Specialisms: bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression, abuse, stress, self-esteem, work related issues, reslience building

    Free consultation: 25 minutes

    Fee per 50 minute session: £50

    Cancellation fees: £8 deposit at time of booking, not refundable within 48 hrs of appointment. Same day cancellations and no shows charged full session rate

    Concessions available: 10% discount for students paying for 6 sessions

    Payments accepted: cash, bank transfer, payment required 24hrs before session

    Available: Thursdays and Fridays, mornings and afternoons

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    Charlie McDonald

    Integrative Psychotherapist

    Charlie joined the team in October 2021. She has previously worked as a therapist in private practice and for a women's charity. Charlie holds a BA Counselling & Psychotherapy and is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

     

    "I care deeply about helping my clients to find their way towards stability. My experience to date has involved working with people who no longer want to feel anxious, overwhelmed, stressed or stuck. The stories that we tell ourselves about ourselves an be our greatest undoing. The shame and pain that is contained in these stories can be suffocating. I offer a non-judgemental and compassionate space to untangle and understand the roots of these feelings, allowing you to say the unsaid within the safety of the therapy room. With an awarness and whole body apprach I can help you to understand how your life experiences manifest in your thought processes, feelings, behaviours and your physical body. Above all else I believe that therapy is a space for you to explore, understand and meet yourself in a way you may not have experienced before."

     

    Who I work with: individual adults (over 18)

    How I work: face to face, online

    Therapy offered: Integrative Psychotherapy. Short and long term work. Weekly sessions

    Specialisms: anxiety, self-esteem, gender identity issues, sexuality issues, relationships, family dynamics

    Free consultation: 20 minutes via zoom or telephone

    Fee per 50 minute session: £60

    Cancellation fees: cancellations less than 48hrs before appointments charged £25, same day cancellations or no shows charged full session rate

    Concessions available: yes

    Payments accepted: cash or bank transfer. Bank transfer to be completed 24 hrs before session. Cash paid on weekly basis require a deposit

    Available: Wednesday 2-6pm, Thursday 12-8pm, and Friday 9-3pm

    Additional Information: LGBTQ allied

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    Tracy Murtagh

    Person Centred / Integrative Counsellor

     

    The curious paradox is, that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change - Carl Rogers

     

    Tracy joined the team in October 2021. She has provided counselling in private practice, for the Education Authority and a number of counselling agencies, and has worked with a broad range of issues. Tracy is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and holds BA Honours Degree in Person Centred Counselling from Queens University Belfast.

     

    "I believe that you are at the core of your own growth and healing and ensure that you are at the centre of all choices and decisions throughout your therapeutic process. We can often find ourselves in a state of confusion, unfilfillment or sorrow. I tailor therapy to your individual needs and work alongside you on your journey to actualisation and contentment, providing a warm and safe environment that nurtures growth and gives you the tools to overcome life's challenges."

     

    Who I work with: individual adults

    How I work: face to face only

    Therapy offered: Person Centred, Integrative, Psychodynamic, CBT, Humanistic. Short and long term work. Weekly sessions

    Specialisms: anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, abuse, stress, self-esteem, work related issues, reslience building

    Free consultation: 20 minutes by telephone

    Fee per 50 minute session: £50

    Cancellation fees: cancellations made less than 24 hrs before appointment charged full session rate

    Concessions available: yes

    Payments accepted: cash/bank transfer. Payment required 24hrs before session for bank transfer.

    Available: Tuesday 1:30-7:30pm, Wednesday 9-3pm, Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3-7pm. Saturday options may be available on request

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    Lynsey Leonard

    Person Centred / Integrative Counsellor

    Lynsey joined the team in October 2021. She has worked with a wide variety of issues over almost 10 years as a counsellor, including trauma and crisis intervention with the NHS and addiction with community counselling agencies. Lynsey received her Counselling Degree from Ulster University and is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

     

    "I provide a compassionate, safe and understanding space where we work together to explore and bring awarness to what is holding you back. We are all impacted by our pasts, but they do not need to define us in the present. Throught the safety of the therapeutic relationship, we can learn to understand and accept ourselves as we currently are. Therapy then identifies the ways of behaving, thinking and acting that are no longer helpful. Understanding this gives us insight and the ability to make long lasting changes. My role is to empower you to find the courage to be your true self."

     

    Who I work with: individuals, over 18s, older people, students

    How I work: face to face only

    Therapy offered: Humanistic, integrative, existential, psychodynamic, CBT and solution focussed therapy. I work on a weekly session model and am open to both short and long term client work.

    Specialisms: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, trauma, relationships, life changes, loss, families impacted by addiction

    Free consultation: yes by telephone

    Fee per 50 minute session: £50

    Cancellation fees: cancellations made less than 48 hours before appointnent charged full session rate

    Concessions available: yes, including students

    Payments accepted: Bank transfer, 24 hrs preceding appointment

    Available: Monday and Friday 10-6pm

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    Anna Zmuda Trzebiatowska

    Integrative Psychotherapist

    Anna joined the team in February 2022. She has previous experience of working in GP practice and charity settings. Anna holds a BSc Honours in Counselling & Psychotherapy from Middlesex University and is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

     

    "Embracing change and allowing yourself to be vulnerable with a stranger can be a difficult and daunting experience. But this is the beginning of a journey that I am committed to supporting you on, every step of the way. My approach is warm, empathic, non-judgemental and respectful. I provide a confidential and safe space for you to explore your emotions and life experiences so you can start to understand your feelings and why you may be feeling lost or confused about something in your life that you'd like to change."

     

    Who I work with: individual adults, young and older adults

    How I work: face to face and online

    Therapy offered: Integrative - psychodynamic, person-centred, existential. Weekly sessions, short or long term.

    Specialisms: self-esteem, gender identity issues, trauma, bereavement, anxiety & depression, eating disorders, anger management, stress, relationships, work related issues and life changes

    Free consultation: 25 minutes by telephone or Zoom

    Fee per 50 minute session: £50

    Cancellation fees: cancellations made less than 48 hours before appointnent charged full session rate

    Concessions available: yes, sliding scale

    Payments accepted: cash, card, paypal, or bank transfer, paid day before the session

    Available: Monday to Wednesday 5:15pm to 9pm

    Additional Information: Sessions available in English or Polish. LGBTQ allied, neurodiversity and ethnicity inclusive

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    Lea Braithwaite

    Integrative Psychotherapist

    Lea joined the team in March 2022. She has worked with a wide variety of issues across public services and the voluntary sector. This includes work in a GP surgery and community addiction services. Lea holds a BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Middlesex University and is a registered member of the British and Irish Associations for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP & IACP) as well as Pyschotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR).

     

    "I provide a warm, compassionate, non-judgemental space to explore your unique history and goals. I am passionate about working with you to discover and develop an understanding of dynamics guiding your emotional life, and to increase your awareness of how thoughts, feelings and challenges may be influencing your current life. I'm here to support you and let you know that through our work together, you can get through difficult times and grow."

     

    Who I work with: individuals, adults, older adults, trainees, expatriates, refugees and immigrants

    How I work: face to face & online

    Therapy offered: Humanistic, CBT, Psychodynamic. Short and long term work. Weekly sessions

    Specialisms: depression, abuse, loneliness, bereavement and loss, intimacy and attachment, anxiety and stress, self-esteem, relationships, addiction and life changes

    Free consultation: 25 minutes

    Fee per 50 minute session: £50

    Cancellation fees: £8 deposit at time of booking, not refundable within 48 hours of appointment. Cancellations made less than 48 hours before appointnent charged full session rate

    Concessions available: yes, including 10% for students paying for 6 sessions

    Payments accepted: Cash. Bank transfer & PayPal payments required 24 hrs before session

    Available: Thursdays 10-2pm

    Additional Information: Lea is half Belgian, half Irish and has worked in international development across Africa and Asia. She welcomes expatriates and individuals from all cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. LGBTQ allied, neurodiversity, and age inclusive. English, Dutch, French.

  • belfast counsellor northern ireland

    Isabel Stewart

    Humanistic Integrative Counsellor & Somatic Psychotherapist

     

    There is a voice that does not use words. Listen - Rumi

     

    Isabel joined the team in April 2022. She has extensive experience working in the fields of mental health and general medicine, having worked in a variety of roles in statutory, non-statutory and in private practice since 2004. Isabel holds a BSc Honours degree in Psychological Trauma and a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling as well as being a qualified nurse. She is an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

     
    "I am a very experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with a compassionate and down to earth approach.

    My varied experience allows me to work in a flexible and supportive manner, addressing issues such as anxiety, distress, low mood, self esteem, loss, bereavement, relationship challenges and physical health conditions.

    As each person is unique, working integratively allows me to draw on a variety of approaches to meet each persons individual needs."

     

    Who I work with: adults aged 18 years and over

    How I work: face to face, online and telephone

    Therapy offered: Integrative, person-centred, holistic and somatic psychotherapy. Short and long term work. I am flexible around frequence of attendance and can offer weekly or biweekly sessions, which is open to ongoing negotiation

    Specialisms: psychological trauma, traumatic loss and bereavement, addictions and working with chronic health conditions

    Free consultation: 30 minutes

    Fee per 55 minute session: £50

    Cancellation fees: cancellations made less than 48 hours before appointment charged £20. Full session rate if same day or no show

    Concessions available: yes, negotiated on a sliding scale. Discounts for students on negotiation

    Payments accepted: cash, paypal, or bank transfer, paid same day as session

    Available: Wednesdays 1-4pm, Thursdays 3-5pm, Fridays 5-9pm or Saturdays 10-1pm

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    Nicholas May

    Humanistic, Integrative Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist & Art Psychotherapist

    Nicholas joined the team in April 2022. He is a humanistic psychotherapist with a broad range of experience working in England and Ireland, as well as being an accomplished visual artist. Nicholas weaves Buddhist and psychodynamic principles into experiential work to promote active imagination and here and now awareness, with a firm foundation in attachement and trauma. He holds a MSc in Art Psychotherapy, an MA in Mindfulness-Based Core Process Psychotherapy and is an accredited member of both the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP).

     

    "My work is very much person centred and relies on the felt sense of the bodily experience, where possible, and when a sense of safety and trust has been well established between us. This intimate and shared field of experience benefits from, but is not exclusive to, face to face work. I tend to emphasise the importance of getting to the root of what is distressing you to get beyond the surface symptoms. While I am often surprised by our capacity to suddently 'break through into new territory and transform, it requires a great deal of careful nurturing and support, over time, to establish ground and a sense of rootness. I therefore prefer to work more on a long term basis but am happy to work short term as well."

     

    Who I work with: individuals, children, teenagers adults, couples

    How I work: face to face primarily but will offer online

    Therapy offered: Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Art Therapy, Mindfulness-Based, Psychodrama, Shadow work. Long term work preferred but short term welcome.

    Specialisms: Trauma, PTSD, physical and sexual abuse, grief & loss, existential and spiritual crisis / emergence, anxiety and depression, self-harm and eating disorders, fatherhood and masculinity, creative blocks, self doubt and low self esteem, shame, negative childhood experiences and bullying.

    Free consultation: Yes, via telephone

    Fee per 50 minute session: £55

    Cancellation fees: Cancellations charged full session rate unless in exceptional circumstances

    Concessions available: yes, sliding scale can be negotiated in the short term

    Payments accepted: Cash on the day, card/bank transfer 24 hrs prior to ateending. Block payments can be accepted

    Available: Monday - Wednesday

    Additional Information: LGBTQ allied, White English speaking older Male

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    Scott Peddie

    EMDR Consultant, Logotherapist & Existential Analyst

     

    Everything can be taken from a person but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way - Victor Frankl

     

    Scott joined the team in May 2022. He has worked as a therapist in private practice since 2015, and specialises in treating trauma (PTSD/complex PTSD), depression, anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders. He is also experienced in working with clients who have relationship issues, career concerns, are grieving, or who are looking for meaning and purpose in their lives.

     

    Scott is an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), an Accredited Fellow of the International Society of Psychotherapy and Counselling (ISPC), an Accredited Member of the International Society for Logotherapy & Existential Analysis, and a Member of the EMDR All-Ireland Association.

     

    "I have an eclectic background in senior management, pastoral care, and mental health advocacy, This very much informs my approach to therapy. For me, effective therapy comes from a positive interraction between the client and the therapist. It is my view that life experience should be brought to bear in the therapy room. My approach is informal and tailored to the needs and goals of my clients. I understand coming to therapy can be a difficult step to take; that is why I'm passionate about client care."

     

    Who I work with: adults aged 18 years and over

    How I work: face to face & online

    Therapy offered: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and Logotherapy & Existential Analysis (meaning-centred therapy). Short and long term work. Typically work is weekly but can be variable to meet client needs

    Specialisms: trauma (PTSD and complex PTSD), bereavement, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, adjustment disorders, OCD

    Free consultation: yes, by telephone

    Fee per hour: £60

    Cancellation fees: cancellations made less than 48 hours before appointment charged £20. Full session rate if same day or no show

    Concessions available: students reduced rate £35 per hour

    Payments accepted: cash, paypal, bank transfer, or employer.

    Cash paid same day as session, 24 hours preceding appointment for electronic or block advance payments

    Available: Wednesdays afternoon/evening. Saturday mornings

    Additional Information: open to neurodiversity, ethnicity and religious ethos

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