Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, and a member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). I work under the IACP code of ethics and practice. I trained with the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy in Tallaght and graduated with a Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Since graduating, I have worked extensively with both adolescents and adult clients as I am currently undertaking my Masters in Adolescent Psychotherapy.
I work from an integrative humanistic perspective incorporating Person Centred Therapy and Reality Therapy/Choice Theory (a form of CBT). The therapeutic relationship that is built up with my client in a safe environment, gives the client the space to feel free to explore themselves and the life that they want. My approach is client-led with client input and feedback a central part of our work together. I work flexibly, assessing what therapeutic approach will be most useful at different stages of the therapeutic process. Choice Theory/Reality Therapy is an effective form of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT). The basic premises of CBT is that the thoughts that we choose directly affect our feelings and drives our behaviour. By using Choice Theory/Reality Therapy a client can modify their thoughts to lead a confident, happy and more fulfilling life.