Lorraine Mooney: MIACP
Adult, Adolescent & Child Psychotherapist
MIACP, BSc (Hons), Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy.
MA Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy.
Professional Certificate in Creative Arts Therapies. Certificate in Eating Distress Recovery
Lorraine studied Counselling and Psychotherapy at PCI College in Dublin and is a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). Lorraine has also completed a master’s degree in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.
Working with clients of all ages, Lorraine is an Integrative Counsellor, moving between different theoretical approaches depending on each client’s individual therapeutic needs. Her main therapeutic approach is Humanistic where she applies a Person-Centered focus with clients by establishing an empathic and nonjudgmental relationship in a relaxed, confidential setting with each client. Depending on the presenting issues, she may incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), helping the client make the link between thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Where appropriate, Lorraine will work with the client through Psychodynamic Therapy, understanding how early childhood relationships and experiences can impact on their present difficulties and behaviors.
Lorraine enhances the therapeutic process using Mindfulness, Meditation and Creative Arts, helping the client express themselves, through painting, drawing, collage, clay, sand tray, poetry, and music allowing freedom for the individual to open their minds and create in a free-flowing method. Through the relationship and process, Lorraine assists the client to find meaning in their work in a contained, appropriate, safe atmosphere. Lorraine feels, this process is especially beneficial for those clients who find verbal expression difficult.
As a child psychotherapist Lorraine incorporates play therapy to provide developmentally appropriate psychotherapy in assessing and treating psychosocial challenges. This enables the child to express and understand their feelings through the gentle nature of play and creativity.
Lorraine works with neurodiverse adults, adolescents, and children (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia/DCD, DLD, ADD/ADHD, ASD, SPD, FMD), and their families providing them with support and tools to assist them achieve their full potential.
Lorraine is also a general psychotherapist working in the areas of mental health issues; anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, self-harm, suicide distress, eating distress, gender identity (LGBTQ+), sexuality, women’s health, chronic pain, disabilities, allergies (anaphylaxis), relationships & spirituality.