Karen McCleary MBACP NCS acc Counselling with CBT in Belfast and Lisburn
A2 Anna House
37A Upper Dunmurry Lane
Bridge Community Centre
50 Railway Street
Integrative Counsellor specialising in CBT providing reflective space to explore the situations, negative thinking, relationships, loss, personal goals, behaviours that impact on the quality of everyday life, leading to feelings of being stuck, unhappy or isolated.
Our thoughts, feelings and behaviour become a confused mesh of which we have no understanding and have difficulty discussing or explaining to ourselves and others. Counselling helps provide understanding and life skills by working collaboratively with the guided exploration of your ‘here and now’ issues.
Therefore helping you to deal with issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Decision making, Loss or Bereavement, Anger Management, Low Self esteem or confidence, Eating disorders, Life Changes, Weight Loss, Eating Disorders, Bullying, Academic Stress, Personal and Family Relationships, Trauma, Affairs and Betrayal , Self Harm, Suicidal Ideation, Lack of achievements
''I learned that emotions are not 'bad' that they are valid in a situation. I became comfortable with scaling an emotion that in the past i was in fear of ''
''I think the most important things I learnt from the sessions is that anxiety is very common. The distorted toughts that are associated with my anxiety are not necessarily true and it is important to look for the evidence to support or deny these thoughts. I think this is the technique that has been most effective and i will continue to use.
I think that the location for your sessions is very good as it is quite private. The manner in which you approached was non judgemental and challenging my issues was therefore easier to address. I feel that I have the knowledge and confidence to try to keep on top of things now and am very much enjoying life again!
Again I would like to thank you for your time and I hope I will be able to use all techniques effectively in the future and I would also not hesitate to contact you again if needed. ‘’
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate Counselling Level 3
University of Ulster Higher Education Diploma Counselling Level 5
CPCAB Diploma Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 5
Applied Suicide Intervention Training Skills
Mental Health First Aid
Child Protection Training
Anxiety UK approved Therapist
I am an Anxiety UK approved therapist and provide telephone and skype counselling to those with a range of levels of anxiety. For clients with high levels of Depression or Anxiety telephone counselling provides counselling in your home environment and can be a step towards Face to Face Counselling. Telephone Counselling can benefit those who are restricted by a lack of Transport or with family commitments. Payment is required in advance of which paypal is useful.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£35 per session
At the first session we can meet and you can bring any queries or apprehensions that you may have. If you decide that we could work together we will schedule further sessions suitable for us both depending on work patterns and family commitments
I work flexible hours allowing for work shift patterns and family commitments. If you have any queries I can be contacted via the email link above, by text or mobile. If you reach my voice mail when I am working, please leave a message as to how and when you wish to be contacted. I will respond to queries asap.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
morning, evening and weekend appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|