Practitioners

Geoff Scott
GEOFF SCOTT
Counsellor, Mentor & Life Coach


I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor (FDsc Counselling), and have also completed training in solution-focused therapy and the CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in cognitive-behavioural counselling.

I founded MANN uP in 2017. MANN uP is a male-affirmative counselling, mentoring and life coaching practice, OPEN TO ALL (males and females), that promotes personal and collective advancement. MANN uP services are designed to support your specific and overall wellbeing, based on the interconnectivity of your psychological health and the state of your wellbeing in other parts of your life (namely your physical, relational, professional and recreational wellbeing).

Having high levels of psychological strength, stamina and resilience empowers you to be in a better position to unlock your potential in all those other areas of your life, and making advances in your physical, relational, professional or recreational wellbeing has a positive impact on your psychological health too.

I offer individually tailored one-to-one programmes of either fixed duration or an open-ended format, that will actively support you to audit current levels of wellbeing and balance across your life, and then working in collaboration with you, devise and implement a plan of action to bring about improvements and improve your wellbeing and ‘mindfitness’.

To find out more or to book a session:

Email: readytogo@mannup.today
Twitter: @mannuptoday

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Siobhan Magill
SIOBHAN MAGILL
COUNSELLOR & PSYCHOTHERAPIST, MBACP, NCS (Accreditation).


I fully understand that the prospect of talking to a stranger about personal issues may seem quite daunting and scary. However this could well prove to be a major turning point in your life and a very positive step in the right direction.

Counselling will give you the time and space to reflect on your thoughts, your feelings, and your experiences that link with your past and now in the present. It is important to recognise that it is very much an individual process, varying from client to client.

Counselling is a two-way process where the counsellor and client each have a role to play. working together to bring about change. I like to compare it to two people travelling together in a car, where one drives the car and the other reads the map. You may want to make changes, drive fast or slow, reflect, pause or stop. I will support, challenge and encourage you to develop skills that will enable you to drive by yourself, confident that you can manage the driving on your own.

Please remember that no problem you are experiencing is too big or small and together we will be able to make sense of what is making you feel anxious, stressed, angry, confused or sad.

Please feel free to call or email me so you can ask me any questions you have and to arrange an appointment.

To book a session with me please email or phone 07724 741436.
Belinda Bennets
BELINDA BENNETTS
HOLISTIC LIFE COACH, JOURNAL THERAPIST AND BOWEN THERAPIST


Belinda is passionate about wellbeing, Holistic life coaching and journal therapy. In her 1:1 sessions Belinda works with clients seeking help for a variety of issues such as anxiety, confidence and self-esteem, life purpose and developing a more holistic way of life.

Bowen Therapy
Bowen is a holistic, gentle hands-on therapy that can effectively helps with a wide variety of ailments, both physical and emotional. Emotional issues that respond well to Bowen include stress management, anxiety, grief, depression, and trauma.

Physical ailments include back pain and sciatica, adrenal exhaustion, neck and shoulder pain, headaches and migraines. Much of Belinda’s work as a Bowen therapist is around the use of Bowen for mental and emotional wellbeing.

To learn more about holistic coaching and/or Bowen, or to book an appointment, please visit https://belindabennetts.co.uk/, or call Belinda on 07518166196

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Lila Truesdale
LILA TRUESDALE
SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR AND RETREAT LEADER


I have over 15 years’ experience in the Christian listening ministry, and I am a trained spiritual director and experienced retreat leader. Below are some questions and answers to explain what Spiritual Direction is.

What is Spiritual Direction? Spiritual Direction offers skilled company and support to help you grow in relationship with God and others and is sometimes called Spiritual Accompaniment. It is not new and has gone on quietly in church life across the traditions, offering a ‘safe and confidential space’. There are no expectations and no judgement. It is a listening and accepting space where you can talk about your prayer life and your search for or relationship with God.

It is about taking the time to meet with another person to talk together about your spiritual journey and what matters to you. It is to help you notice and savour your own experience of God, seek and experience a deeper relationship with Him, see where He is in the everyday things in your life and get to really know a God who cares. Many people find that this pattern of reflective companionship can be a significant help.

A Spiritual Director is a person of prayer who has made the commitment to accept you as you are and where you are. My role as your companion would be to support the discernment of God’s activity in your life.

How often would we meet/What does it cost?
Normally we would meet once a month for an hour, but it can vary. The first session is informal, but I ask people to give a small donation for further sessions, as all Spiritual Directors have expenses to cover -e.g. training, supervision and insurance.
Email: lila.truesdale@ntlworld.com Mobile: 0775 3808734
Deirdre Frondigoun
DEIRDRE FRONDIGOUND
COUNSELLOR/PSYCHOTHERAPIST


I am a Counsellor/ Psychotherapist, a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and am on the accredited voluntary register.

I work with individuals with the aim of enabling you to work through those issues that prevent you from getting on with your life in the way you want to. This can be on an open-ended or a time limited basis, whichever is suitable for you.

As Your Counsellor/psychotherapist I can support you to overcome whatever your issues are. I specialise in addiction and understand that this behaviour can be a solution to an underlying issue.

Visit my website for more information: www.dfcounselling.com
To book an appointment email me here or phone 075940245794

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Mairead Regan
MAIREAD REGAN
LIFE & EXECUTIVE COACH BA (Hons) Psychology, MCIPD Postgraduate in Human Resources, QQI Certified.


I have a genuine passion for supporting people to reach their full potential, to achieve a sense of fulfilment and purpose and to be true to themselves in their lives. Through coaching I help people to make lasting and meaningful change in their lives.

I am a qualified Life and Executive Coach (QQI Level 6), with a first class honours degree in Psychology and a postgraduate qualification in Human Resources (MCIPD). I have more than 25 years experience in Human Resources at a senior level, with 19 of these at Director level in the broadcasting industry (television, radio and digital). My coaching style combines empathy, insight and compassion, while challenging you to explore the issues that you are facing in a safe and supportive space.

Coaching is carried out on a one to one basis. The number of sessions in the coaching process depends on the issues, challenges and opportunities you wish to explore. Coaching starts with a one to one Check In Session to explore what coaching is, and what it isn’t, to give you space to outline the areas you would like to explore and work through. Coaching is your time, your space. Time out of this busy world for you. You set the agenda. Coaching supports you to have the confidence to explore options and take positive action, to make meaningful change in your life, which leads to you living a more fulfilled, authentic life. Coaching helps you to gain more clarity, to focus your energy on those things that matter most to you.

To find out more or to book a Check In session: E : mairead@mrcoaching.co.uk T : 07771 732839 F: www.facebook.com/mrcoaching

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EOIN SCOLARD
SOUL COACH & HOLISTIC INTELLIGENCE (HQ) TEACHER

It was as far back as 1999 when I began to study various healing modalities, including Reiki, Advanced Healing Techniques, Transpersonal Counselling and Transformational Cellular Memory. Since then I founded this centre in Belfast, written a book (The Possibility Exists - all 5-star reviews on Amazon) and helped countless numbers of clients and students through my work as a Holistic Intelligence teacher and Soul Coach.

Here's what a November 2020 client said : "I have really felt a huge shift in myself since our last session. It was very emotional and powerful for me to connect with that beautiful 3-yr old confused and hurt little boy, it’s a connection that I feel I have been only reading about and learning about for many years - but not actually doing, or feeling. Now I feel more grounded, calm and light so thank you so much again for your guidance and kindness." Brian

Soul Coaching is a deeply transformative process which is all about helping you to create change on the inside - so that you are empowered to create the changes you want in your life on the outside. It will help you to become more emotionally aware, raise your level of consciousness, challenge and release limitation thinking, improve your self-esteem, become more assertive, speak your truth and, ultimately, free yourself to lead the life you wish to lead. It's also a guided journey to the deepest wellspring of your being, going beneath the many layers of outward personality, to identify any fears, limitation thinking, energy blocks or negativity that may be holding you back.

Soul Coaching allows you to remember that you are naturally intuitive, creative and resourceful - all you need is some guidance and help.

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Deirdre Coyne
DEIRDRE COYNE
COUNSELLOR - COGNITIVE BEAHIOURAL THERAPY


My name is Deirdre Coyne and I am passionate about helping people to overcome Anxiety Disorders through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). As a qualified counsellor, registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and with many years’ experience in formal counselling, I offer traditional face-to-face and modern online treatment programmes. I specialise in the treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder and founded the Social Anxiety Northern Ireland website and online forums.

Social Anxiety is a surprisingly common disorder or phobia which causes people intense fear, panic and feelings of general anxiety in some or all of the social interactions most of us enjoy as part of our everyday lives. These can be meeting unfamiliar people, working with the public, or being required to take on more challenging activities that put us under scrutiny from others, such as public speaking.

The feelings become a disorder when they are excessive, irrational and impact negatively on a person’s quality of life. Without treatment it can develop into a longstanding condition. However, intensive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been shown to produce long-lasting improvements.

I am pioneering the CCBT online programme in Northern Ireland, offering the CBT systems via your computer, tablet or phone 24/7 for your ease, comfort and confidentiality, with the addition of my virtual or physical support sessions. The programme is the only product endorsed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

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Elizabeth Johnston
ELIZABETH JOHNSTON
INTEGRATVE THERAPIST AND NLP COACH


I am trained in Person Centred (Humanistic), Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). MBACP MNCS (Accred)

Becoming a parent is a significant life-changing event. I help parents to cope with mental health and wellbeing changes during the antenatal and postnatal period. I wholly support and recognise the importance of good mental health for parents whether you are a first time parent (or many times).

I work with: antenatal anxiety/ postnatal depression/ miscarriage & recurrent miscarriage/ stress/ perinatal OCD. Changing negative thoughts/ feelings, breaking unhelpful patterns of behaviour.

I am also a NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Coach, using one to one strategies to support you in change while reaching a personal goal.

e: talkingperinatal@gmail.com t: 07544345498
Maureen Butler
MAUREEN BUTLER
LIFE COACH & REIKI PRACTITIONER


Are you living a life you did not expect to live? Have you experienced change or loss? Are you at a crossroads or a transition point?

You do not need to journey alone. Life Coaching with Maureen can help you refocus and change your life, by changing how you think and what you do. She is offering to support you in engaging with life’s challenges. Rather than being pulled along by your life, you can change your behaviour, and take control.

Maureen will work with you to help you decide where you want to go on your life’s journey. She will be there to encourage and support you – working together to remove the barriers to changing and moving forward.

Reiki Therapy

When you want to make time for yourself, book a blissful hour of Reiki. Relax Restore Refresh Renew Rejoice

To learn more about Maureen and the services she offers go to her website: www.maureenbutler.co.uk email maureen@maureenbutler.co.uk Tel: 07732467157
Nicola Thompson
NICOLA THOMPSON
LIFE & CAREER COACH


Nicola has over two decades’ experience working in Human Resources, Training, Coaching and Organisational Development across various sectors, as both consultant and in-house expert. She has been responsible for the design and delivery of HR & Organisational Development Strategy and related development programmes for workforces from 400 to 6000 staff across NI.

Now self-employed, Nicola is an experienced and accredited Life & Career Coach, Trainer and MCIPD qualified HR & OD Consultant.

She is passionate about helping individuals reach their potential in their career and all other areas of life and works with clients who find themselves at a crossroads or considering a transition of any kind. In career terms Nicola can support you to establish a strong sense of purpose and a plan for getting there.

Find out more about Nicola's coaching and training programmes or to book your Free Introductory Session please get in touch by email or telephone.

E: info@nicolathompson.me
T: 07732 186789

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David Hanley
DAVID HANLEY COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (C.B.T.) PG.DIP.CBT, MBACP (REGISTERED MEMBER)

David offers counselling using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). He provides help for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, OCD, worry, phobias, addiction problems, trauma, PTSD and low self-esteem. He will give you the tools to maintain your progress when you finish counselling and prevent relapse.

David brings his quiet, warm, empathic nature to counselling making it easy for you to relax and feel safe. His genuine concern for you, soft voice, and non-judgemental, compassionate presence helps you to trust him with your deepest fears and start to overcome them. He encourages self-compassion as part of the therapy process enabling you to stop beating yourself up when things go wrong for you, and helping you to treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding you would show your loved ones, enabling you to feel more content with who you are.

David's passion is working with victims and survivors of childhood and adult sexual abuse where his warmth and empathy create a safe space, enabling trust to be built quickly, helping to ease fears about sharing such painful experiences, and letting the healing process begin.

If you feel that counselling could help you, get in touch with David today to chat about your difficulties, and arrange an appointment.

E : davidhanley@btopenworld.com
M : 07762345802
Joanne Hudson
JOANNE HUDSON
COUNSELLOR


If you are having a difficult time counselling can offer a safe space for you to discuss and explore your experiences and issues; and perhaps find ways to bring about change. I provide support that is confidential, trusting and non-judgemental.

I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I combine elements of person centred, cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic therapy into my practice.

I have worked within the community for over 14 years, within the fields of learning disabilities, autism and mental health. I initially worked within support work, moving to training and facilitation, and later progressing into counselling. This has allowed me to work in various agencies and locations including Childline, Contact NI/Lifeline, Jigsaw CCC, primary and post primary schools and homeless charities.

Some of the areas that I have experience and interest in include anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, relationship difficulties, separation/divorce, sexuality, autism/ASD, esteem issues, trauma and pregnancy choices.

If you have any questions about counselling and how I can support you, please feel free to get in contact with me.

Tel: 07984484528

Email: bluebirdcounsellingni@outlook.com


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Eilis McIntyre
EILIS MCINTYRE
COUNSELLOR & LIFE COACH, MBACP (Accred.)


Eilís has been counselling since 2004, during which she has worked within Cruse Bereavement Care and N.I. Independent Counselling Service for Schools. She provides community-based counselling in North and West Belfast.

As a Counsellor, Eilís offers a safe therapeutic space where you can think about yourself and talk about things that you may be experiencing as upsetting, difficult or confusing. It could be that you are feeling low, anxious, or just not your usual self, without really understanding why. Talking with a counsellor may help you better understand why you are feeling this way and give you the opportunity to make changes to improve things.

Particular Experience
Bereavement and Loss; Trauma; Work-related issues; Family-related issues; Stress and Anxiety; Depression; Self-esteem issues; Sexuality & Sexual Orientation.

Approaches
Brief Solution-Focused Therapy and Person-Centred Counselling incorporating techniques from CBT and NLP.
To book a session with Eilís - email her here, or phone her on 07496 964979.

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Victoria Visser
VICTORIA VISSER DSFH HPD SOLUTION FOCUSED HYPNOTHERAPIST AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is based on the findings of neuroscience, and incorporates and uses well researched, practical and modern strategies to bring about positive changes to clients lives in a relatively short period of time. It focuses on what clients want to achieve rather than the problem that brought them here in the first place. Hypnotherapy is a combination of Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. The Psychotherapy part in itself is extremely beneficial, and its effects are enhanced by the application of Hypnosis, which enables the subconscious mind to make beneficial changes.

In my 1:1 sessions I can help with a variety of issues - quit smoking, fears and phobias, anxiety and depression, weight management, hypnobirthing and much more... I love the positive results I have experienced through hypnotherapy myself and specially for my clients – seeing those positive changes is priceless!

I am a fully qualified Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist, and a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH).

I look forward to meeting you, and helping you make positive changes to your life. For more info contact me on 07437403934

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