Life Therapies Clinic and Professional Training

Life Therapies Clinic and Professional Training

Life Therapies Clinic
228 Kingsway Dunmurry
Belfast
BT17 9AE
United Kingdom

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07706 [email protected] Life Therapies HomeBlogContact Us Clinics » Treatment & Recovery Assessment Workshops Professional Training The Team » Blog » Bridin McKenna – Principal & Lead Therapist Bridin McKenna UKCP Accredited Clinicalni wm clinic_34 (1) Psychotherapist & Eating Disorder Clinician 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. Bridin began training for a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy in 2005 and during this time spent five years working in the voluntary sector with an addiction and substance misuse charity supporting clients with a wide range of diverse and complex mental health issues such as substance and behaviour addiction, gambling addiction, trauma, PTSD, self-harm, childhood sexual abuse, personality disorders, and dealing with the aftermath of suicide, while developing a particular interest in helping clients who struggled to manage their weight or food intake. After qualifying as a psychotherapist Bridin travelled to London to undertake specialist training with the National Centre for Eating Disorders, gaining the nationally recognised award of master practitioner in eating disorders and obesity. Responding to growing demand for specialist services she then launched Northern Ireland’s first clinic treating obesity and eating disorders using evidence based psychological, physiological, nutritional and integrative treatment models. Life Therapies Clinic offers professional, confidential and expert support, consultancy, professional training and coaching for obesity prevention and management, weight management, and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, compulsive or binge eating disorders, dieting syndrome, body dysmorphia, body image distress and other associated mental health conditions. Bridin began to further recognise the need for specialist professional training in Northern Ireland with increased demand and waiting lists for eating disorder services, no provision for an established NHS weight management service or access to bariatric solutions to deal with the rapidly growing levels of adult persons with obesity, rapidly growing levels of childhood obesity, and a growing and unrecognised pandemic of persons struggling with emotional and binge eating behaviours. She subsequently trained with and continues to be uniquely mentored by world leading expert Deanne Jade, founder and principal of the National Centre for Eating Disorders in London. Bridin is one of only five trainers worldwide qualified to deliver their Master Practitioner Programme in Ireland and she is approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as an associate trainer for The National Centre for Eating Disorders. She is qualified to train professionals to diploma level in: Excellence in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders and Essential Obesity; Psychological Interventions for Weight Loss. Further to this Bridin formed a training partnership with Awaken School for Outcome Oriented Psychotherapies in order to offer a UKCP accredited four year training pathway to a post graduate diploma in psychotherapy and professional accreditation with UKCP as an alternative or addition to BACP membership in Northern Ireland. Bridin’s passion for change then brought her to the World Centre for Global Health in Annecy, France, with the European Association for the Study of Obesity, where she was honoured to be offered a place on the 2018 Train the Trainer in Obesity Management and Prevention with world leading experts, scientists and researchers working in the field of obesity. She is currently collaborating with EASO to design and deliver a training programme for health professionals and public health sectors working with prevention and management of obesity, and she holds professional membership with the UK Association for Obesity Research and The Irish Association for Obesity Research. Bridin is an leading advocate for persons with obesity and with a growing recognition worldwide that obesity is a complex disease in response to an abnormal environment she is driving an awareness of obesity related stigma and weight phobia in order to educate and inform health professionals, public health campaigns and members of the general public about the consequences of this bias. Within this role she is a frequent expert guest speaker at health and wellness events and conferences, where she speaks about a wide range of subjects such as food and mood for mental health, a trauma informed approach to addiction, eating disorders and body esteem, energy psychotherapies for stress, and obesity related topics. Bridin is available for consultancy and corporate training, workshops or corporate mental health programmes. Bridin has a broad base work and personal background that has equipped her with a vast resource of experiences that are invaluable to her as a therapist, enabling greater understanding and effective progress in your therapy. Holistic psychotherapy values each individual as a unified whole, consisting of mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, social, and environmental forces that simultaneously and equally affect health and well-being. As a holistic psychotherapist Bridin is trained in the use of psychological, physiological, nutritional, and mind-body/energy psychologies, to heal individuals at all levels of being, to restore a state of optimal mental and physical health, as naturally and efficiently as possible. Bridin continuously updates her knowledge and thinking, drawing from the growing evidence base in cutting edge fields such as; behavioural epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, neuroscience, physiological regulating medicine, energy psychologies, nutritional psychiatry, functional medicine, gut microbiome and epigenetics. With a particular interest and experience in working with treatment of addictive behaviours, attachment disorders, borderline personality disorders, chronic anxiety disorders, childhood sexual abuse, trauma and PTSD, Bridin holds specialist qualifications for working with eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and compulsive eating disorders with evidence based treatment models for obesity and weight management. Bridin has extensive experience working with anxiety based disorders, trauma, CSA or recent sexual trauma, she is also trained to deal with the aftermath of suicide. She is a qualified practitioner of clinical hypnotherapy, hypnoanalysis, EMDR, NLP, energy psychology, matrix reimprinting and a master practitioner and master trainer of EFT, also drawing from CBT, CBT-E, mindfulness and positive psychology approaches. Bridin is a GOE approved EFT and Energy Master Trainer and offers certified training for: Positive EFT and EFT levels one, two & three to Master Practitioner Level. Training, qualifications & experience: UKCP Registered Accredited Clinical Psychotherapist Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Patterns in Psychotherapy, Brief solution focussed outcome therapies, neurolinguistic-psychotherapy, hypno-psychotherapy, CBT (cognitive behavioural techniques) Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity Advanced Diploma in Eating Disorders and Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders Diploma in Practitioner of Psychological Interventions for Weight Loss Practitioner in Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders Practitioner in Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Counselling Master Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner in Free Association Hypnoanalysis Practitioner in E.M.D.R (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner in Virtual Hypnotic Gastric Band Master Trainer in Emotional Freedom Techniques and Energy Psychologies Master Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Techniques and Energy Therapies Advanced Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Techniques; Levels one, two and three. Professional Memberships: Bridin regularly updates her CPD, takes professional supervision and holds professional membership with the following organisations: UK Council for Psychotherapy: http://hypno-psychotherapy.org.uk/ Awaken School of Outcome Oriented Psychotherapies: https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/training-organisations/awaken-school-o… National Centre for Eating Disorders: https://eating-disorders.org.uk/ Association of Obesity Research: https://www.aso.org.uk/ Irish Association of Obesity Research: http://asoi.info/ The Guild of Energists: https://goe.ac/ Certificates; Emotional Freedom Techniques; Levels one, two and three. Advanced Practitioner Certificate; Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner Certificate: Emotional Freedom Techniques for Eating Disorders and Addictions NOCN Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training Suicide Postvention Training Member organisations Registered / Accredited When we say things like “people don’t change” it drives scientists crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It’s always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It’s the way people try not to change that’s unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that’s up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again. Grey’s Anatomy

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Evidence based psychological interventions for Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorders and Obesity management. Fully accredited Professional Training & Workshops for Psychotherapy, NLP, CBT, Eating Disorders and Obesity Management.

We are a team of leading professionals in the field of psychological interventions and personal change. Our team includes UKCP accredited psychotherapists, eating disorder clinicians, registered & accredited coaches, nutritionists and holistic therapists.

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. 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. . 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.

The mission of our corporate and consultancy service is to influence change with integrity, enabling organisations and individuals to achieve their own success.

We support organisations and individuals to grow at the level of vision, mission and spirit. We will support you by providing contexts and experiences to bring out the best in you and your people. Our aim is to enable you to become awakened to the possibilities and choices that exist through your own expansion and growth.

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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Introduction to Working with Eating Disorders and Body Esteem & The Psychology of Dieting & Eating Disorders These courses are taught largely from the front & draw from the latest thinking in eating disorders clinical research, evidence-based treatments, coaching, health & counselling psychology.
Dates:
26 June 2020 30 May 2020
Belfast
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8-Day Foundation Course With Award Of Diploma In Eating Disorders & Part Of The Master Practitioner Programme This remarkable and inspiring course is continually updated in line with the latest thinking from a range of psychologies and healing approaches.You will learn practical, effective take-home skills to connect with clients and help them recover from their eating disorder.You may contribute your own expertise and the experiential content of this course adds to the discovery. This unique course could change your life.
Dates:
17 - 20 October 2019 14 - 17 November 2019
Belfast
Mar 31 9:00am
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Beautiful Office/Therapy/Treatment Room to Rent Part Time Malone Road South Belfast

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We have a beautiful, bright, sunny and spacious furnished office/room to rent part time in South Belfast with dedicated parking space.
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We recommend the new GoE EFT Foundation and Master Practitioner training which leads to an acknowledged certification as a Master Practitioner of EFT.
Dates:
01 June - 01 December 2019
Belfast
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The Energy EFT Foundation contains a wealth of uplifting and inspiring exercises, tips and techniques and is the perfect course for Energy EFT beginners, or for professionals looking to learn the updated tapping method.
Dates:
01 June 2019 02 November 2019
Belfast
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This course is taught largely from the front & draws from the latest thinking in eating disordered clinical research, evidence based treatments, coaching, health & counselling psychology.
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24 - 25 April 2021
Belfast
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We recommend the new GOE EFT Foundation and Master Practitioner training which leads to an acknowledged certification as a Master Practitioner of EFT.
Dates:
16 - 18 August 2019 29 November - 01 December 2019
Belfast
Life Therapies sharing News of a Masterclass- Developing Mental Toughness and Resilience
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DEVELOPING MENTAL TOUGHNESS AND RESILIENCE for handling the pressures of child protection
11th September 2017 at 2:00 pm
Belfast

Life Therapies Clinic are delighted to be sharing news about our Expert Witness Service.
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Using their expertise and the skills of our team of therapists, we provide a range of services promoting the health and wellbeing of children and families.

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Life Therapies offers diagnostic assessments across the whole lifespan for those who are suspected to have ASD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D, dyscalculia or other neurological / developmental differences.

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