Lauren McWhirter

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Belfast

Belfast BT5
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

By taking a huge and brave step you can start to make changes. Counselling can help - talking and sharing your feelings with someone professionally trained can make an enormous difference and give a huge sense of relief. Taking that step to email or phone can be difficult so I try to make you feel as comfortable as possible and do appreciate that it does require an element of bravery to make that first contact.

My approach is integrative within a person centred framework, building a therapeutic relationship based on the core conditions - empathy, being non-judgemental, open and honest. My practice is client led, giving the client a place to explore problems and anxieties. By exploring the feelings and fears the client can reframe the problems and recognise their own resources to become empowered.

I integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic work and Solution Focused Therapy as appropriate.

Practice description

Usually I see Clients face to face, I use a lovely light private first floor room. I am right on the Glider G1 bus route at the Summerhill stop near Stormont. I can and do offer Telephone or Video Counselling. These sessions are arranged in exactly the same way as a face to face Session - a day and time is agreed and the same boundaries apply. I do try to help Clients feel as comfortable as possible.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited