We are Momentum, a Counselling and Therapeutic Practice.
Our Aim is to make a positive contribution to people’s mental health and well being through
Acceptance, Empowerment and Growth.
About Momentum Therapy
After many years of using Talking Therapies within the Public, Private and Voluntary Sectors, Momentum Therapy was established by Gayle and Sonia, both qualified Therapists and Members of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Our vision for Momentum Therapy is to reach more people within our local community who are in need of support for healthier mental health and wellbeing.
Sometimes in life we all experience difficulties and distress which can leave us feeling overwhelmed.
Most people feel a little nervous or apprehensive when considering counselling, that’s why it’s so important to find a Counsellor/Therapist you feel comfortable with. At Momentum Therapy we are committed to offering you a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.
Our confidential, safe environment, allows you to explore your situation, thoughts and feelings. We will welcome and encourage you to allow time dedicated to you; time to talk, clarify and process all that you need to.
We will offer you the space and support to help you find insight, understanding and acceptance of your current emotions around life issues; space to clarify what you need and to nurture your sense of empowerment to progression towards finding new ways of coping, personal growth and to enjoying a fulfilling life.
We are based in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Gayle and Sonia are both Members of the Professional Body known as BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
Both hold Nationally recognised and accredited qualifications and training in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Therapeutic Working with Children and Young People, and Coaching and Mentoring.
With over 10 years experience of working in the Health and Public Sector and using Talking Therapies; they offer an non-judgemental, confidential space for you to talk and explore your life issues.
Both Momentum Therapists have worked with a range of clients from Adults, Young People and children and through a range of issues such as: abuse; addiction; anger; anxiety; bereavement; depression; identity issues; low self esteem; panic attacks, relationship issues and many more.
People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.– Carl Rogers –
As Integrative Therapists, we combine Psychotherapy and Humanistic Therapy approaches, concepts and interventions to our therapy.
We believe there isn’t a single therapeutic approach that can treat each person in all situations. Rather, we believe and value each person as a unique individual, as is their needs, therefore, our therapeutic approach is always tailored to each individual we work with.
We will initially conduct a Therapeutic Assessment; this is an opportunity for us to hear what has brought you to therapy and what you wish your therapy time to focus on. It is a really good opportunity for you to meet either of us, get more information from us and ask any questions you may have. This session lasts 50 minutes.
If you decide to engage in Therapy, the sessions are weekly and last 50 minutes. The duration of therapy depends on you, this is something that will be discussed at the outset and regularly reviewed together.
Working through Covid-19
2020 brought us all challenges with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic. This has been a time of uncertainty, loss and adapting to new ways of life for many.
More than ever it has proved to be so important to nurture and look after our mental health and wellbeing… but you, by no means, will be the only one who may have struggled to manage this due to the unprecedented challenges we have faced and we are so glad you are reaching out for support.
We understand that now more than ever, it is important to connect and feel connected. So when possible and safe to do so and in line with the current guidance, restrictions and regulations issued by our government, we will be offering in-person sessions and walk and talk therapy sessions.
However, if you would prefer or indeed if restrictions apply, we are offering online video sessions and telephone counselling. These options can be discussed when you initially make contact with us.
Walk and Therapy
We all know the benefits of getting outdoors and into nature. At Momentum Therapy we are pleased to offer ‘Walk and Talk’ sessions.
Instead of sitting in a traditional therapy room, the session takes place outdoors, side by side. Although not a fitness session, this form of therapy offers you the freedom of being outdoors and physically active during the session which can help release some tensions and with exercise helping the flow of blood to the brain, it can even stimulate new thoughts and ideas.
In these sessions you will lead the pace and walking side by side can be less intimidating than sitting across a room from one another. The focus of walk and talk therapy is not how far and fast you walk, but on you, what you need to talk about and what you’re comfortable with.
All the necessary details such as weather, location, route and issues of confidentiality will be discussed in your initial assessment session.
The Therapy Space
Our premises are located in Bangor, County Down. Our Therapy Space is designed for use by both our adult and young clients.
We deliver workshops on various topics to improve mental health and well being.
These workshops are open to all. Information, along with dates, locations and booking process are released via our social media platforms, so follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for more details.
Our workshops or bespoke training, can be delivered to specific groups or organisations upon request.
Often it can be beneficial for groups to work with a Therapist. Groups process, gain peer support and improve coping for life events, such as bereavement, relationship dynamics and change management.
Please get in touch for further information or to discuss your needs.
Therapeutic Assessment Fee
Therapy Sessional Fee
Student Counsellor Concessionary Fee
Based in Northern Ireland.
Do you have questions about our Therapies; Workshops or Group Facilitation ?
(+44) 7591 246 149
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