The Team

Bridin McKenna

Principal & Lead Therapist

Bridin is accredited by the UKCP as a clinical psychotherapist with a specialism in neurolinguistic psychotherapy (NLPt), hypno-psychotherapy and energy psychologies. She is a leading eating disorder clinician, obesity specialist, trainer, master trainer, speaker, consultant, advocate, and is Northern Ireland’s only practicing holistic psychotherapist.

“I strongly believe that we can only take personal responsibility for our own lives, our actions and our inactions.”

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Elaine Henderson

Associate -Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Eating Disorder Practitioner

 Elaine says, “I believe that by bringing together all the elements of myself – my professional knowledge, skills and experience, alongside my warmth and enthusiastic personality, I am able to support and help my clients during difficult and challenging times –  to develop a normal relationship with food, their weight, body and emotions, and regain life balance, affect change and build resilience for the future.”

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Roisin Armstrong

Associate -Holistic Healthcare

Roisin Armstrong graduated from the University of Ulster in 1989, she first became fascinated by Kinesiology in the early 1990’s and qualified first as a practitioner in 1997. Following 3 years of study in London she became an acupuncturist in 2004.

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Majella Farrell

Associate-Naturopathic Consultant, Nutritionist and Homotoxicologist

Majella Farrell, Live Well Clinic is a highly reputable specialist clinic that offers a wide variety of complementary therapies for patients throughout Northern Ireland. I hold a vast amount of knowledge within the healthcare industry and I’m confident that I can provide you with the ideal treatment to suit your needs, whether you have suffered an injury as a result of physical activity, or if you need help with food sensitivity testing.

I am a fully qualified Naturopathic Consultant, Nutritionist and Homotoxicologist and registered nurse (RMN). As well as this, I am happy to help with reflexology, sports massage and aromatherapy. I can also provide advice on food and chemical sensitivity testing if required.​

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Deborah McCullough

Associate - Eating Disorder & Weight Management - North West & North East areas.

Deborah started her counselling training in 1997 and has been working as a full-time therapist from 2006. She has an extensive range of qualifications and has gained vast experience working with a diverse range of issues, providing services to people of all ages. Through Deborah’s work with clients she developed a growing passion in helping people find comfort with issues around body, shape and weight concerns. She completed training from National Centre for Eating Disorders and has qualified as a Practitioner in Eating Disorders.

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Lisa de Rijk

Associate - UKCP Honorary Fellow and former Chair

Lisa is a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist. Her special interests are in Attachment Disorder and Brief Therapies. Currently studying for her Doctorate in Psychology, Lisa brings a breadth and depth to your training experience.

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James Kernan

Associate - Counsellor/Addictions Counsellor, Therapist

James has developed a growing passion in working with Addiction & Relational issues. James currently works within the community as an Addictions Counsellor where he provides therapeutic support to people of all ages with addiction related issues. In 2015 James commenced to build his own private practice in Belfast City, here he provides therapeutic support to people of all ages. James works as an associate Counsellor at Life Therapies Clinic and offers an extensive treatment recognising the importance of every client’s individual needs at a pace to suit.

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Karen Maitland

Associate - Counsellor/Trauma Counsellor,Eating Disorder & EFT Practitioner

Karen believes that therapy allows clients to have a space in which they can explore their inner self without fear of judgement and derision. Summoning the courage to enter therapy about what is distressing us can be extremely difficult, but also the most powerful step towards improving our overall wellbeing. Karen has a firm belief that counselling is an investment in self, allowing the space and time to explore the root cause of day to day difficulties in life. Counselling helps the client understand these issues more clearly and provides ways to move on and to feel connected again.

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Life Therapies
228 Kingsway
BT17 9AE

T: 07706 705814
E: bridin@life-therapies.com

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