Background: Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over twenty years of direct experience of working with both teenagers (14-19yrs) and adults in a wide variety of Mental health and Addiction settings in Ireland and the UK. I am an Accredited Member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and as such my professional work is carried out in accordance with the IACP code of ethics and practice. I have also worked extensively in the field of substance misuse as a senior Addiction counsellor with Teenagers and am a Fully Accredited member of MACI Ireland. I am Garda Vetted and Children-First trained by the HSE.
I am passionate about working with people of all ages in supporting them to rediscover their happiness. I believe in uncovering the person you are, knowing inviting positive change is a gentle journey of taking away the obstacles rather than adding anything new to who you are now.
My style of Counselling is an Integrative Humanistic approach, which emphasizes meeting you where you are uniquely in your life. In my work, I draw from a variety of methodologies including Transactional analysis, Gestalt, Object relations, Internal Family systems, Attachment, Childhood/ Developmental Trauma, Shock trauma and crisis intervention. I am trained in the body-orientated/ somatic therapy of EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprogramming). I am currently training to be a Somatic Experiencing (S.E) practitioner.
Where appropriate, I use mindful approaches in our work which invite you to begin to make regular contact with the present moment rather than ruminating on past failures or future worries. This has been proven to help with issues of stress, anxiety and depression.
Irrespective of our approach to the work or your life situation, you will be respected and appreciated for the person that you are right now. Whatever you are going through or have been through, I am here to listen, understand, empathise and support you.
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