Suzanne also sees Couples for Relationship counselling, having trained in various methodologies such as Choice Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and having completed Level 1 and 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Suzanne has completed the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills training (ASIST), and she has worked for the charity SOSAD, Drogheda on a voluntary basis. As part of her continuing professional development and requirements of the IACP, she continues to keep up to date with Psychotherapy workshops, current research in Counselling & Psychotherapy interventions and training.
Suzanne is available for face-to-face and/or online therapy sessions using Zoom for individual clients, and face-to-face only for couples counselling.
Suzanne's qualifications, being integrative in nature, mean that she combines various theoretical approaches such as Person-Centred therapy, Choice Theory/Reality Therapy. Individual clients can expect that they will be given the safe and confidential space to talk about the issues they are experiencing.
Clients are believed to have the expertise within themselves and resources to reach their full potential and development. Research indicates that the quality of the relationship between the client and therapist has a positive impact for a client’s self-healing. This means clients can expect empathy, authenticity, and non-judgment from the therapeutic relationship.
In relationship counselling for couples, what you can expect is similar, however it is important to note that it is the relationship that is key, and both partners will be treated with equal respect.
As an Integrative Therapist, Suzanne uses — and is informed by — various Relationship Counselling methodologies. She has completed Level 1 and 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her work. Suzanne also integrates theory from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which is a short-term, systematic and tested intervention to reduce distress and dysfunction in people struggling in their relationships. One of the main findings of EFT is the ‘significant role of emotional communication in the development of relationship distress’.
Other approaches which Suzanne employs are drawn from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques. CBT is a more directive style and existential therapy which covers themes about the nature of existence. As a Therapist, Suzanne is led by the client as to which approach best suits them.
The age profile of Suzanne's clients is 18 years and upwards. She has experience in these Issues and concerns: