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"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom"

Aristotle

About

About Me

I am a certified Counsellor & Psychotherapist, holding a BSc(Hons) Degree.  I have  pursued additional education in Trauma Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) thereby enhancing my capacity to offer a broader spectrum of support and care.

Operating from an integrative perspective,  my practice involves the incorporation of various therapeutic modalities including Humanistic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).   This approach respects the journey of each individual, facilitating progress in a manner that is tailored to your unique needs and preferences.

I strongly believe in the remarkable resilience of the human spirit and have had the privilege of assisting clients who are facing a wide range of challenges.  Whether navigating relationship conflicts, anxiety & depression, or confronting substance abuse & addiction, I can provide compassionate support and guidance.  

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I am an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP)

Treatment

In a Safe, Non-Judgemental Setting, I'm Here to Support You

Depression

Depression can show up in many different ways, from persistent feelings of sadness & hopelessness to a lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed.  It can affect how you feel, how you think and how you behave.  It can sometimes manifest with physical symptoms, impacting energy levels, appetite, & sleep patterns.  Seeking professional help through counselling can provide support & guidance in managing depression.   You can learn to challenge negative beliefs & develop healthier perspectives to promote long-term mental well-being.

Anxiety

I understand that anxiety can be a significant challenge but it doesn't have to dominate your life.  Counselling offers a safe and supportive environment to develop coping strategies for managing anxiety, regardless of its origins. You will gain an insight into thought patterns and behaviours which may be contributing to your anxiety.  Whether it is talking through your worries, learning relaxation techniques, or exploring deeper issues, there is support for you.

Relationships

Counselling can play a vital role in supporting individuals as they navigate the intricate dynamics of relationships, addressing common challenges such as poor communication, trust issues & conflicts. With professional guidance, individuals dealing with family estrangement or relationship challenges can gain valuable insights.  By exploring your emotions you can  work towards alleviating feelings of neglect or resentment and ultimately foster healthier relationships.

Young Adult Challenges

In today's fast paced world we're bombarded with all sorts of pressures.  These range from academic demands & financial insecurities to the influence of social media on how we see ourselves & our relationships.  My objective is to help you tackle these stressors head-on.  By providing a supportive space where you can explore who you are, your values and beliefs, I aim to help you discover what motivates you and plan for the future.   

Mid-Life Issues

Navigating the challenges of midlife can be daunting.  Whether you're contending with career shifts, adjusting to physical changes, managing parenting dilemmas, or seeking solace for emotional well-being, I offer a holistic counselling approach tailored to suit you.  My aim is to help you not just navigate but thrive during this pivotal stage of life, providing support, guidance and strategies to overcome obstacles and embrace new opportunities for growth and contentment.

Addiction

In therapy, you'll find a safe space to explore the reasons behind your addiction, whether they trace back to past trauma, unresolved emotions or triggers in your environment.  During our sessions, I can utilise various evidence based techniques such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and mindful-based approaches to address your specific needs.  Together, we can develop coping strategies and healthier approaches to handling stress and cravings.  

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FAQ
Frequently asked questions about counselling

How do I know counselling is right for me?

If you find yourself struggling to cope with stress, emotions or life changes, or if you notice persistent patterns of behaviour that interfere with your daily life, it may be a sign that counselling could be beneficial for you.  Building a trusting & comfortable relationship with your counsellor is essential for effective therapy, so finding someone with whom you feel understood and supported is crucial for your progress and well-being.

How do you ensure confidentiality and privacy?

Confidentiality & privacy are of the utmost importance in counselling.  I uphold these standards by strictly adhering to the professional ethics outlined in the IACP Code of Ethics & Practice.

What should I expect during the first counselling session?

You can expect to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, and any relevant background information.  You may also discuss the counselling process, confidentiality, and any other concerns you have about therapy.  It is an opportunity to get to know each other and to start establishing a foundation for our work together.  

How long are the counselling sessions, and how often do they occur?

Counselling sessions are 1 hour long.  The frequency of sessions very much depends on an individual's needs & circumstances.  At the beginning of therapy, it may be beneficial to meet weekly & as the therapy progresses sessions may be bi-weekly or monthly.  Ultimately the frequency of the session will be determined collaboratively.

What happens if I feel uncomfortable or don't connect with my counsellor?

Depending on the circumstances, you may choose to discuss how to improve the relationship or request a referral to another counsellor.  Ultimately, it crucial to prioritise your comfort and well-being in the counselling process.

What is the cost of a counselling session & do you offer a sliding scale?

The standard cost of a counselling session is €65, with a reduced rate of €50 for students and those facing financial difficulty.  Starting counselling is a significant step, & feeling comfortable with your counsellor is crucial.  To facilitate this process, I offer an initial 30-minute session at no cost.  During this session you'll have an opportunity to ask questions, discuss your reasons for seeking therapy & assess our suitability for working together before committing to further sessions.

How do I make an appointment?

All of my contact details are below, you can contact me by phone, text message or email or by filling out the contact form. 

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