Life Therapies Clinic and Professional Training

Life Therapies Clinic and Professional Training

31 Saintfield Road
Belfast
County Antrim
BT8 6AF

07706 705814

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31 Saintfield Road
Belfast
County Antrim
BT8 6AF

07706 705814

About us

Life Therapies Clinic - Eating Disorders & Mental Health Belfast
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Life Therapies Clinic is a Professional, Caring and multi Therapeutic Service. Our approach is fully holistic and incorporates psychological interventions with nutritional support and mind/body therapies to initiate and facilitate a process of positive change in all areas of life.

Each of our experts specialises in a specific area of treatment so we can address detailed individual problems with the utmost expertise. We are living in stressful and difficult times, and at some time in our lives we may feel overwhelmed and need help dealing with our problems. Every day more and more people need help with feelings and problems that seem beyond their control – whether those problems are with an eating disorder, food or weight issues, family situation, job loss, relationships, the death of a loved one, depression, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma (PTSD), or addiction.

At Life Therapies Clinic, we wish to address and successfully treat moderate to severe mental health issues.

We value your privacy greatly and work within a strict set of ethical and professional guidelines. Your safety and confidentiality are paramount.

Our professional training programmes and workshops are specifically designed to provide you with an optimum learning environment to meet your outcomes. Our programmes are experiential and the combined skills of our trainers means that you will work with like-minded individuals who are keen to explore models of excellence and draw from the latest thinking in clinical psychology, psychotherapy, coaching and health psychology.

In todays fast moving world of social media and availability of online training we still believe that the classroom environment is at the heart and core core of all our professional training and workshops.

With live demonstrations from qualified psychotherapists of sometimes complex techniques and an opportunity to practice these to a minimum level of competence in a safe, confidential and supportive environment you can feel confident in the knowledge that you will be properly qualified to work with these therapies on completion of training.

Introductory treatment normally starts with an initial one off session where we will undertake a full personal assessment. This will identify any issues and together we will work out a programme so you can learn why you have a problem, understand it and we will discuss what can be done about it so you can move forward in life with positivity, hope and resources.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Our Therapists

We have a panel of specially trained and expert Therapists who are fully trained to help you with food issues, eating disorders, obesity/clinical weight management, general and complex mental health issues, addictions, nutrition and holistic health care.

All our therapists are accredited and registered with professional organisations and adhere to a strict standard of professional ethics.

If you have concerns about the eating habits of your children or teenagers, we can also help you to learn how to manage the challenges that are part and parcel of an eating disorder.

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Treatment

Treatment normally starts with an initial one off session where we will undertake a full personal assessment. This will identify any issues and together we will work out a programme so you can learn why you have a problem, understand it and we will discuss what can be done about it so you can move forward in life with a healthier and happier relationship with food and your body.

At Life Therapies Clinic, we specialise in the treatment of the following:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Orthorexia
  • Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified
  • Obesity management
  • Clinical weight management
  • Male eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Panic Attacks/Panic Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsion Disorder
  • Specific Phobias
  • Social Phobia
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Attachment disorder
  • Sexual abuse and the aftermath of historical childhood sexual abuse
  • Rape or sexual assault
  • Clerical/Pastoral/Spiritual/Cultic abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Self Harm
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Aftermath of Suicide
  • Borderline Personality Disorder

At Life-Therapies Clinic we provide the following therapeutic modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy (NLPt)
  • Hypno-psychotherapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • EMDR
  • NLP
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Psychotherapy
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques
  • Mindfulness
  • Positive Psychology
  • Life Coaching
  • Matrix Re-imprinting
  • Holistic health care
  • Acupuncture
  • Kinesiology/gluten/candida testing
  • Business Coaching and Corporate Services
  • Professional Training

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Understanding Eating Disorders training

B-eat Professional Eating Disorder Training in association with B-eat Eating Disorder Charity

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Beat is the UK's leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape. It is estimated that over 1.6 million men and women in the UK have an eating disorder.

Eating disorders are treatable and full recovery is possible,

Beat's training courses offer an opportunity to develop, update or expand your knowledge of eating disorders.

Life Therapies Clinic lead therapist Bridin Mc Kenna is an Associate trainer for Beat.
This training gives an overall understanding of eating disorders. It is applicable for those working in health and social care, education, local authorities, mental health, health and fitness as well as other private sector organisations.

  • Understanding Eating Disorders Training (Full or half day)
  • Understanding Eating Disorders in Sport (half day)
  • Understanding eating Disorders for Schools (full or half day)


To book a training please contact:

www.b-eat.co.uk/training or email training@b-eat.co.uk


Fees

UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist:       £60 per 60 minute session.

BACP Accredited Counsellor:                 £50 per 60 minute session.

Accredited Eating Disorder Clinician:   £50-£60 per 60 minute session

Clinical Weight Management Coach:     £50 per 60 minute session

Holistic Health Care:                               £50 per 60 minute session

Further information

Professional Training and CPD Workshops

Life Therapies Clinic is delighted to launch our training partnership with Awaken School of Outcome Oriented Psychotherapies Ltd, offering UKCP accredited Psychotherapy and NLP training with a dedicated 4 year pathway to UKCP accreditation.

Our courses and workshops can all be taken as standalone modules for CPD or as part of a 4 year pathway leading to a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and accreditation with The UK Council for Psychotherapy.

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In today's fast moving world of social media and availability of online training we still believe that the classroom environment is at the heart and core core of all our professional training and workshops.

With live demonstrations from qualified psychotherapists of sometimes complex techniques and an opportunity to practice these to a minimum level of competence in a safe, confidential and supportive environment you can feel confident in the knowledge that you will be properly qualified to work with these therapies on completion of training.

We are aware that many delegates will attend these courses for personal development and quite often personal issues can rise to the surface during training.

All of our trainers are also fully qualified and accredited psychotherapists who bring a wealth of clinical experience to the training room and who are on hand during training to offer support in a safe and confidential environment.

Awaken School of Outcome Oriented Psychotherapies Ltd

The School was founded in 1983 (as Centre Training) and starting training in 1984 to provide students with a thorough knowledge of hypnotherapy and different models of psychotherapeutic practice, set against the appropriate theoretical background. In September 2006 the school changed hands and Awaken School was formed. Lisa is a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) accredited Psychotherapist and has a long history of running successful psychotherapy and NLP based training programmes. In addition, Lisa Wake has a long association with UKCP, firstly as Vice Chair from 2003 to 2005 then Chair from 2005 to 2007 and has long campaigned for high standards of training and practice, and the statutory regulation of the profession. In 2013, Lisa was made Honorary Fellow of UKCP. Awaken School has the status of a Training and Accrediting member of UKCP

Trainers – Lisa Wake

Lisa has been providing Management Consultancy, Mentoring, Coaching, Training and Facilitation since 1997, and during this time her client base has been as diverse as Zeneca, ICI, Dupont, Napp Pharmaceuticals, British Telecom and Fox’s Biscuits in the private sector, and HM Prison Service, NHS Modernisation Agency, Regional Director for Public Health (N&Y), The Home Office – Northern and Yorkshire Region, NHS Health Authorities and Trusts, Local Authorities in the public sector. As a former NHS Registered Nurse and Senior Manager, Lisa has worked both in the public and private sectors as a Consultant, Facilitator, Trainer, Mentor, Change Agent, Coach and Therapist.

Internationally recognised as a Master Trainer, Trainer of NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming), Lisa is also a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and combines her therapy, coaching and mentoring work to enable individual clients to make the changes that they desire in their lives. Lisa is actively involved as advisor to ANLP and was Chair of UKCP (UK council for Psychotherapy) for 2 years, and is now actively involved as a researcher for the global NLP Research and Recognition project.

Bridin Mc Kenna

Bridin McKenna is a UKCP accredited and registered Clinical Psychotherapist and Eating Disorder Clinician who brings a wealth of clinical experience to her training room. She is an AMT approved and registered EFT and Meridian Energies Trainer.
Bridin also run workshops for the emotional management of food/food addiction, and CBT/NLP/EFT for stress, anxiety and depression. These workshops have proved highly popular and provide delegates with a powerful range of resources and tools, as well as learning to apply the therapies to everyday life situations. Bridin is an energetic, dynamic and extremely empathetic presenter who brings passion and energy to her workshops and training.

Eamonn Mc Veigh

Eamonn provides a private professional therapy practice at Life Therapies Clinic offering clinical assistance and interventions for all aspects of Mental Health. He offers an integrative and individualised treatment approach combining Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Hypnotherapy , Neuro-linguistic Programming, Cognitive Psychology (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).

Alongside his private practice, he works for several Employee Assistance Programme Providers and for 5 GP Surgeries in West and North Belfast . Eamonn has provided Psychotherapy for some of the leading companies in Northern Ireland. DHL Marks and Spencers, Wincanton, Woodside Haulage and Translink. He has also provided Unite the Union with counselling services for their members, was a Counsellor for Staffcare, Carecall, PPC Worldwide, Health Assured, Red Poppy, Optum, Lenadoon Counselling Project, Corporate Support, BCTC and National Phobics Society.

Eamonn has created and presented several courses to community members and organisations such as Anxiety Management, Understanding of Anxiety Disorders and have presented Hypnotherapy for Health Days at Local Community groups.

Maps & Directions

Belfast, BT8 6AF

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Appointments available 9 am - 9 pm Monday-Friday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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