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-centred, 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, unconscious and social interaction. A safe space is created within each session where clients can openly express their thoughts, feelings and concerns without fear of judgement, criticism or reprisal.
Do you offer Online Therapy?
Yes, I work with clients online in video conferencing format (Zoom) or via telephone call.
In recent years, online therapy has emerged as a valuable and accessible means of attending therapy. It facilitates clients who cannot, for whatever reason, attend sessions face-to-face. It also allows for more flexibility and convenience for clients to schedule an appointment at a time that best suits them from the comfort of their own homes
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 specialise in offering therapy services exclusively to adults aged 18 and above. My practice is tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by individuals in this age group.
In this adult-focused therapy setting, I understand that each person's journey is distinct. I approach every client with empathy, respect and a commitment to helping you achieve your therapeutic goals.
How long does counselling last?
The duration of counselling can vary widely depending on several factors, including the individual's needs, the type of issues being addressed and the progress made in therapy.
It's important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to how long counselling should last, as it varies from person to person. The duration is determined collaboratively between the client and the therapist, taking into account the client's goals and the therapist's clinical judgement.
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 of charge 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 could 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.