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My journey into Counselling & Psychotherapy began for me by undertaking a Foundation Course in Counselling & Psychotherapy with Galway Counselling Studies  and this inspired me to begin professional training at the Institute of Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (IICP) in Tallaght.,Co.Dublin. My student placement was in the Village Counselling Service (VCS), Tallaght. which was the college community counselling service and in 2013 I graduated with a Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. 

I left  academic training for a number of years to focus on my work with clients in my private practice and in 2015 I returned to complete my BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy at Middlesex University.

I have been working in private practice for 5 years (post qualification) and  I ve also volunteered in low cost community therapy services.

I have recently completed my Masters in Pluralistic Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Additional  qualifications

  • Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

  • Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic use of Mindfulness

I have experience in the following issues

  • Depression/Stress

  • Panic Disorder/Anxiety

  • Gender Issues

  • Postnatal depression

  • Grief/terminal illness

  • Childhood issues

  • Anger issues

  • Sexual/psychological abuse

  • Existential issues/search for meaning

  • Sexual Identity Issues

  • Miscarriage/Infant death

  • Senior issues

     I do not work with couples or persons  under 17



 

I     IACP No. M6512

 
What you want from therapy

At the start of therapy,people may only have a vague sense of what they hope to get from therapy. This is perfectly normal,I hope to encourage you to talk about your goals, and gradually they will become clearer. 

One of the ways that you can get the most out of therapy is to spend some time on your own thinking about your goals,before the first session,and between sessions. 

Being active between therapy

 It can be hard to remember these thoughts, and one option to consider is keeping a therapy journal diary, where you write about it.If writing is not your thing , maybe use your journal to draw or paint what comes up.

Identifying your own personal strengths and resources

The therapy that you are being offered is not interested in diagnosing or labelling you.Instead, I will assume that you possess a range of skills,experiences,relationships and abilities that can be used to overcome your present problems. Part of my job is to help you identify your existing strengths and resources, and work out how you can apply them in your current situation.

Therapist Feedback

  Your feedback can provide information on whether the therapy is effective, and if any of the aspects need changing.When giving feedback, it is really important that you are as honest and detailed as you can be.

If you are not comfortable with giving feedback please do not feel any obligation to do this.

 

If you are interested in a consultation please read through the information on this website to familiarise yourself on session fees, limitations of confidentiality etc. prior to contacting me.

If you have not received a reply from me within 24 hours please feel free to text me.

Kind Regards

Marie

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