What therapeutic approaches do you use?
In order to best serve my clients, I incorporate a variety of therapeutic modalities in my practice. I draw upon a Humanistic and Integrative approach, Rogerian person-centered, Psychodynamic, Sensorimotor, Psychosynthesis, EMDR and Developmental Psychotherapy. I aim to help clients connect, or reconnect, to all aspects of the self; mind, body, emotions, psyche, spirit, unconscious and social interaction. A safe space is created within each session where the client can look at their material without judgement and work towards greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and personal growth in order to cope with the dimensions of human existence.
Do you offer Online Therapy?
Yes, I work with clients online in video conferencing format or via telephone call.
In light of the current COVID restrictions, online therapy may facilitate clients who cannot, for whatever reason, attend sessions face-to-face. It also allows for more flexibility for clients to schedule an appointment at a time that best suits them.
How long does each therapy session take?
It is suggested, for most effective results, that therapy sessions are conducted on a weekly basis at the same time and day each week. This provides structure and containment for the process.
Each session is 1 hour duration.
Who do you offer therapy to?
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for all adults over the age of 18 years old.
How long does counselling last?
Every client is different and attends therapy for differing reasons. However, as a general rule, we can begin by contracting to work together for 8-10 sessions and review after that time. Weekly therapy is advised. As each client presents with different presenting issues, the length of time we work together will vary accordingly.
It should be noted that therapy requires a commitment and the more you put into it, the more you will get out. It is a place where you get to look deep within your own psyche, to gain greater insight into yourself. I will support you through the process with empathy and complete acceptance.
Do you offer a free consultation?
Yes. Once you provide me with your telephone number or email address, I will get in touch to arrange a time with you that would be convenient for me to call. We can discuss your situation and how we might work together. This 15 minute consultation is completely free and doesn't obligate you to any commitment to begin therapy with me. It will give you a feel for who I am and a sense of whether you feel I will be the right therapist for you.
Is everything I say in therapy confidential?
All therapy sessions are completely confidential. However, there are circumstances in which therapists can break confidentiality and this comes under the code of ethical guidelines as set out by IAHIP (Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy), my accrediting body.
The need for breaking confidentiality focuses on keeping you, as the client, and others safe from harm. This will be discussed and explained during our first therapy session.