Counselling & Psychological Therapies
We provide psychological therapies in a warm, safe and supportive environment to individuals of all ages. There are times during our lives where we may experience emotional difficulties due to circumstances or events that have occurred recently or in the past. Counselling is an opportunity to work through such issues in a non-judgmental way. All of our practitioners are fully accredited and work in accordance with ethical standards as outlined for example in the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
If you are in distress and need to speak to someone urgently, you can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 or Samaritans on 028 90664422. You can reach the Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 802 1414
1. Psychological Therapies
We offer psychological therapies on a one to one basis to victims and survivors of the conflict and for individuals experiencing common mental health problems such as:
- Relationship difficulties
- Loneliness and isolation
Feeling overwhelmed or unable to copeWe tailor the therapy to suit clients’ needs by offering: CBT; solution focused; trauma based CBT; mindfulness and motivational interviewing. You can access this service through the Victims & Survivors Service, GP, self-referral or get referred by any community, voluntary or statutory group. This service can be accessed at our clinics and outreach locations.
2. Trauma Counselling
We provide trauma counselling to individuals who have been physically, psychologically injured or bereaved by the conflict. All of our counsellors are trauma trained and have a wealth of experience working with:
- Traumatic bereavement
- Suicide ideation
- Diversity related issues
- Depression and transgenerational trauma
You can access this service through the Victims & Survivors Service, GP, you can self-refer or get referred by any community, voluntary or statutory group. This service can be accessed at our clinics and outreach locations.
3. Counselling for Children and Young People
This specialised counselling service is available to children and young people who are experiencing conflict-related transgenerational issues for example:
- Feeling threatened
- Coping with bereavement
- Struggling with school, social and or relationship issues
- Behavioural difficulties
This is a child-centred interactive experience that uses art and play to explore their issues. You can access this service through the Victims & Survivors Service, GP, you can self-refer or get referred by any community, voluntary or statutory group. You can also contact us about this service through the Lower North Belfast Family Support Hub, managed by Ashton Community Trust (5 Churchill Street, Belfast, BT15 2BP. Tel 028 90 749986)