Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Diploma in Relationship Counselling, Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness, Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Certificate in Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
As well as the training listed above I have completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), have Certificates in Anger Management, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Group Facilitation and have trained in Somatic Trauma Therapy (focusing on the body’s responses to trauma). I also attend workshops and training as part of my Continuing Professional Development requirement with The Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (iacp.ie) of which I am a fully accredited member and abide by their code and ethics.
I work with clients aged 18 and over, individually or in couples, both privately and as part of several Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) provided by employers, and also for clients with some VHI packages. I aim to provide a safe, warm, non-judgemental space where clients can explore areas of concern in their lives and look at options for improvement and wellbeing. Being an Integrative counsellor I use a variety of approaches and strategies of therapy according to the client’s needs and the presenting issues, including how to reduce the effect that stress has on the body, brain and nervous system. In my EAP work, which has a limited number of session, I mainly use Solution Focused Brief Therapy and include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques and Mindfulness.