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Liam Reilly | Belfast Psychology Services

Dr Liam Reilly
– Director, Chartered Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, PsychD, C.Psychol.

 

Dr Liam Reilly is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). He is also the former British Psychology Society NI representative for the Children, Young People, and Families faculty. Dr Reilly has worked in the NHS, private, corporate and educational settings. 

 

Dr Reilly has over ten years experience offering training, supervision and psychological support to clients. The therapy sessions Dr Reilly offers are person-centred, bespoke and collaborative to encourage self-expression and self-development. He uses various psychotherapy treatment techniques and provides effective strategies to help you to cope with many of life’s obstacles. The core of his therapeutic work is non-judgemental acceptance, understanding, and support for all experiences and difficulties.

 

Dr Reilly offers psychological support for children, adolescents and adults for a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, anger, and trauma. His main therapeutic approaches are cognitive-behavioural, systemic, integrative, behavioural interventions and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Howard Beverland | Belfast Psychology Services

Howard Beverland
– Therapist Practitioner

BSc, Mental health and wellbeing coaching Diploma, Postgraduate diploma in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice.

 

Since graduating with a Bsc Hons in social work, Howard has over a decade of experience working with adults, children and families. Howard's experience as a practitioner within the area of child and adolescent mental health, has included offering one to one intervention sessions. Howard's ability to quickly develop rapport and a positive therapeutic relationship enables the young person to immediately feel at ease and begin to engage in therapeutic sessions to address any identified stressors or difficulties.

 

Howard is particularly passionate about working with families to consider family stress, conflict and relational difficulties. Howard is a qualified systemic practitioner having undertaken a postgraduate diploma at Queens University, in family therapy and systemic practice.

 

As a qualified Wellbeing Coach since 2019, Howard works alongside adults and young people to identify areas in life where they would like to make positive change by setting goals and establishing a clear action plan. The overall aim is to help each individual unlock their potential to maximise performance and self development. As a elite sportsperson in this country and playing football in the Irish Premier League Howard is passionate about sport and the benefits of physical activity. Howard will offer his experience and knowledge as an elite sportsman, to sports men, woman and children around sports performance, setting goals to reach your potential and support around off field issues to help improve performance on the field.

Jim Devine | Belfast Psychology Services

Jim Devine
– Therapist Practitioner

BSc, Drugs Counselling and Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Asylum and Immigration Law.

Jim has worked in the area of Health and Social Care for more than 20 years and qualified as a Social Worker in 2008. Jim has significant professional experience working with children and families impacted by a wide range of issues including trauma, attachment, behaviour, loss and bereavement, abuse, neglect and relationship difficulties. He is experienced in working with clients from all over the world with different languages using appropriate interpreters.

Comprehensive individual/family assessment is the core of Jim’s professional practice followed by analysis and planning individual therapeutic work. During client intervention Jim utilises his further training in Play Therapy Skills, Incredible Years and ADOS-2 (Autism Assessment and Diagnosis).

Jim’s approach supports children, individuals and families to increase awareness of their current circumstances and provides a space to explore feelings and emotions. He gently supports clients to make self-determined, constructive choices and live a more fulfilled and content life.

Dr Parisa Galway | Belfast Psychology Services

Dr Parisa Galway 
– Chartered Clinical Psychologist.

BSc (Hons), MSc, PsychD, C.Psychol.

Dr Parisa Galway is a Clinical Psychologist who offers a range of psychological treatments tailored to meet individual needs. Dr Galway works with children, families and adults who present with a range of difficulties including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, and anger. Her therapeutic approaches include Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), Integrative therapy, Systemic therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Dr Galway is committed to and passionate about helping individuals cope with the difficulties they may face in life. She aims to provide a therapeutic space where individuals feel comfortable and respected at all times. Dr Galway carries out a comprehensive psychological assessment in order to develop a shared understanding of an individual’s difficulties and using this information, develops a person-centred psychological intervention to help an individual achieve their goals.

Dr Emmett Kinsella | Belfast Psychology Services

Dr Emmett Kinsella
– Chartered Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), HDip, MSc, DClinPsych.

Dr Emmet Kinsella is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with experience providing psychological therapies support to young people, adults and families. He uses cognitive-behavioural, systemic and integrative approaches to support growth and recovery for his clients. Sessions are relaxed and person-centred, using evidence-based approaches to improve people’s wellbeing and quality of life. He has worked with a range of difficulties including anxiety, low mood, OCD and related difficulties, social anxiety, panic, stress, and trauma.

Emmet has worked within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) with a range of difficulties including mental health challenges which present alongside a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD). He also has extensive experience in differential diagnosis and in assessment of ASD in keeping with NICE guidelines.

Dr Eimear Cleary | Belfast Psychology Services

Dr Eimear Cleary
– Registered Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsych

Dr Eimear Cleary is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist with experience of working with young people, families and adults experiencing a range of challenges.

Using a range of evidenced-based practices, Eimear works in an integrative way to provide therapy that is person centred, trauma-informed and adapted to the individual needs of the client. Eimear prioritises compassion and safety in the therapeutic relationship to support individuals to better understand their past experiences, present difficulties and future goals.

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Dr Elaine McCahey
– Clinical Psychologist

BSc, PGDip, PhD, DClinPsych

 

Dr Elaine McCahey is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist, who works with children, young people, families and adults experiencing a range of difficulties.

 

Elaine is experienced in supporting parents, children and young people with the psychological experiences that can occur while growing up with a long-term physical health condition (including but not limited to conditions like epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, allergies and chronic pain). Prior to her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Elaine completed a PhD based on the emotional adjustment of children and young people with cerebral palsy. Elaine also provides psychological therapy for clients with experiences of trauma, anxiety and depression and she is practiced in delivering these interventions for clients with neurodiversity (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

 

Elaine works integratively using approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and systemic techniques. She is passionate about individualising evidence based therapeutic approaches in a way that works for clients and fits with each person’s unique life experiences.

Dr Sarah Culligan | Belfast Psychology Services

Dr Sarah Culligan
– Counselling and Forensic Psychologist

BA (Hons.), H. Dip. Applied Psychology, D. Couns Psych.

Dr Sarah Culligan is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered counselling and forensic psychologist. She has over ten years clinical experience working with clients across the lifespan in various settings. Dr. Culligan’s clinical experience includes work with individuals, couples and group. She has predominantly worked in a forensic setting where she has conducted various assessments and prepared reports for the courts. These have included violent and sexual risk assessments, cognitive and adaptive functioning assessments, domestic violence assessments, fitness to plead assessments, medico-legal assessments, and ASD and ADHD assessments.

Dr. Culligan has also worked therapeutically with clients in her private practice. She works in an integrative and collaborative manner with the client to facilitate deeper insight which translates into real world changes. Dr. Culligan believes in creating a safe container for the client where they are met with compassion and nonjudgement. She also believes and trusts that each client has their own inner resources to lead a life that is fulfilling to them but may need external support to help in accessing these. Dr. Culligan believes in meeting each client where they are at and recognises that there is no one size fits all when it comes to therapy.

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Dr Tracy Crossan
– Health Psychologist

BSc, MSc, DHealthPsych

I am a HCPC registered Health Psychologist, with over fifteen years' experience offering both individual and group therapy in the NHS.

 

I use an integrative approach drawing from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Thought Field Therapy (TFT). I offer support for people experiencing a variety of presentations including anxiety, low mood and physical health difficulties. 

 

I am also trained in assessing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) using the standardised diagnostic test, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS 2).

Matthew Montgomery | Therapist Practitioner | Belfast Psychology Services

Matthew Montgomery
– Therapist Practitioner

BSc, PG Dip in Systemic Practice and Family Therapy.


Graduating with a first-class honours' degree in social work, Matthew has been supporting individuals and families for over a decade. He adopts an integrated approach to therapy and keeps rapport and care at the heart of his work.


Matthew supports individuals and families presenting with a range of difficulties including anxiety, stress, low mood, loss, trauma and relationship troubles. 


Matthew completed his post graduate diploma in systemic practice and family therapy in 2021. Specialising in systemic therapy, Matthew helps individuals and families deal with complex interpersonal problems. He is passionate about helping people understand and view their problems differently. Utilising his experience within child and adolescent mental health services and with Looked After Children, Matthew understands the complex and uniquely personal impact mental health has on all aspects of wellbeing.

Kate Scott | Belfast Psychology Services

Kate Scott
– Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

BSc (Hons)

Kate Scott is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with nearly 20 years’ experience working with Pre-school and School-aged children. Kate offers comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment to children with a wide range of Speech, Language and Social Communication Disorders including Autism, Global Developmental Delays, Speech and Language Delays / Disorders, Stammering and Special Educational Needs.

Kate is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Over the years, Kate has had experience working within a complex Multi-Disciplinary Team in a variety of settings including Community Clinics, Hospitals, Child Development Clinics, Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools and within the Home Environment.

For the last 13 years, Kate has been working as an Independent Speech and Language Therapist providing the highest standard of individual care and attention, working closely with families to give their children a voice, enabling them to communicate with absolute confidence and allowing them to reach their maximum potential. 

Sonja Robb | Belfast Psychology Services

Sonja Robb
– Registered Paediatric Occupational Therapist

BSc (Hons)

Sonja Robb is a health and care professions council (HCPC) registered Paediatric Occupational Therapist and works both within the NHS and privately offering Paediatric Occupational Therapy Services.

As an Occupational Therapist Sonja aims to support children towards becoming more independent with everyday activities and achieving their potential.


Sonja has been working as an Occupational Therapist since 2014 and chose to specialise in Paediatrics due a passion in working with children and young people.

Julie Starr | Belfast Psychology Services

Julie Starr
– Registered Special Speech & Language Therapist

BSc (Hons)

Julie is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Julie has over ten years clinical experience providing speech and language assessment and therapy provision to pre-school and school aged children. Julie has worked across a variety of settings including multidisciplinary Child Development Centres, nurseries, schools and clinics. She has extensive experience working with children with a wide range of speech, language and communication needs including children with Language Delay, Down’s Syndrome, Developmental Language Disorder, Phonological Delay/Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Julie has completed numerous additional training courses including Makaton, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Michael Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Intensive Interaction and Attention Autism and is certified to deliver Hanen parent training programmes: It Takes Two to Talk, More Than Words. Julie currently combines her work in the NHS with private practice and is passionate about providing early intervention and empowering parents to maximise their child’s communication skills.

Catherine Smyth | Belfast Psychology Services

Catherine Smyth
– Office Manager

BSc (Hons).

 

Catherine completed her BSc in Psychology in 2011. Since that time Catherine has worked in health care services in Ireland and Australia, and has previously worked as office manager in plastic surgery and mental health clinics. Catherine will respond to enquiries and assist in booking phone consultations and appointments.

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