Qualifications & Accreditations:
Diploma in Combined, Social and Behavioural Sciences
Degree in Nursing (Adult)
Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness
Issues worked with:
Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement and Loss, Relationship Issues, Identity Issues, Self-Esteem, Unhappiness
Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Person Centred Psychotherapy, Humanistic and Integrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness
ABOUT ME & MY APPROACH
I offer an approach which is uniquely tailored to you. You might be feeling unhappy or knowing that there is something wrong in your life but you don't know exactly what it is.
Each of us has memories and associated with those memories are thoughts, feelings, and emotions. They can be positive emotions like joy or negative emotions like shame.
If you think of a ball of elastic bands, they are all individual, some blue, some yellow, some pink.
blue = sadness
yellow = happiness
pink = current and early memories
Do you reach out for help when you are happy?
No, we reach out for help when we are sad and this can be because of current or early memories.
In therapy, together we will take an elastic band perhaps a blue elastic and look at the associated memories, thoughts, feelings, and emotions. In looking and making sense of this memory you are able to understand and what happened.
Psychotherapy is about helping you to understand your thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are all buried within the elastic band this is done slowly at your pace, gently accepting you.
My approach is about you and what you want to gain from therapy (person-centred), helping you to gain meaning in your life (existential) and using different practical approaches to help you in your life (positive psychology, mindfulness).
I have worked with people all my life from working as a care assistant to a senior staff nurse before training and working as a counsellor/psychotherapist.
My training as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist means that I can draw on different models of therapy to empower you.