The humanistic aspect of my approach means that I keep you at the centre of our working relationship. You are the expert in your life, and only you know what it is truly like to walk in your shoes. As your therapist, I will act as your guide, helping you to understand what is going on in your life, and helping you to see the potential for change. My approach is deeply empathic and non-judging, but I will also gently challenge you if there are times when this is appropriate.
The integrative aspect of my approach is twofold: As a therapist, I draw from a range of therapeutic techniques to tailor my work to best meet your needs as the unique individual that you are. As a client, you may be feeling somewhat disconnected from your true self. Our work together can help to identify the parts of you that may have become disconnected, perhaps as a result of difficult life experiences, and re-integrate them, bringing about a sense of comfort, healing and personal growth.
Qualifications and Training
I have an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from University College Cork and a Diploma in Integrative Clinical Psychotherapy from Turning Point Institute. I am an Accredited Member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and a Certified Associate of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP). I abide by the Codes of Ethics and Practice of both IACP and IAHIP, I attend regular clinical supervision with an accredited clinical supervisor, and I maintain ongoing continuous professional development.