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Director / Senior Therapist



Trauma, Suicide, Self Harm, Schools Counselling, Play Therapy, Reconcilliation,



In 1981 Norma Graduated from Queens University, Belfast with a First Class Honours Degree in Psychology.

She then went on to complete a diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and a Certificate in Therapeutic Play Studies. 

She is currently completing her Diploma in Play Therapy.



Norma has worked in the field of Reconcilliation work in Northern Ireland since 1981 where she supported Community and Voluntary groups and Local Councils to develop reconcilliation programmes throughout the region. 

She has facilitated group work and training in conflict transformation for the last 20 years, delivering the advanced group work skills and conflict managment programme to teachers, youth leaders, social workers, community workers and politicians.

She has worked extensively with voluntary organisations supporting victims and survivors of the Northern Ireland conflict providing professional development services and assisting them with their growth and development. 

She was instrumental in establishing a professional networking group which supported these groups development called "Breaking the Silence" which went on to become the "Trauma Recovery Network".

In more recent years she became a Director of Contact (formerly Contact Youth Counselling Services.)

Where she developed the organisation from a small community based counselling service for adolescents to a regional counselling service delivering counselling throughout the region 24/7. 

During her time with Contact they developed the CHILL drugs and alcohol specialist counselling service, Regional Post Primary Counselling Service in Schools, Community Based Counselling Services, Creative Arts Therapy Trauma Team and the Lifeline Crisis Telephone Counselling Service. 

After 12 years as a Director with Contact, Norma now has establish 'All Play Therapies', bringing play therapy to commiunities and individuals throughout NI.

Norma works with an association of other professional Play Therapists throughout NI including 'Play Therapy NI' and on occasions depending on work load therapists will offer their services to each other.






Our Services

'All Play Therapies' provides a wide range of therapy services including play therapy ,using the mediums of art, clay, sand, music and role play as well as face to face counselling and talking therapy for children and adults,

we also offer groupwork, training and coaching.

Contact us

You can reach us on 07712251807


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All Play Therapies
3 Charnwood Avenue

Belfast BT15 5DH


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Our Therapist Norma Patterson is accredited by the British association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and is a member of Play Therapy UK.  Both these organisations recently were accepted by the Professional Standards Authority to hold professional registers for therapists who meet a certain professional standard. This assures you of the quality of the service you are accessing from therapists on these registers, Norma is listed on both.