Hello and thank you for visiting my page.
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.
I have experience in the following issues
Compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma
Existential issues/search for meaning
Sexual Identity Issues
I do not work with couples or persons under 18
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.
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.
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.
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.