Sometimes in our lives we may find ourselves overwhelmed by stress, depression or anxiety and find it difficult to see a way forward. As an experienced, accredited counsellor I will listen to you and support you as you search for solutions. My approach is non-judgemental and is always tailored to your needs. Together we can explore specific ways in which you can overcome stressful situations, resolve difficult problems and make changes in your life.
What is Counselling?
The aim of counselling is to provide a safe, confidential environment where you can discuss your problems and concerns and be listened to in a non-judgemental manner. The Counsellor helps you to identify the problem areas or changes that you wish to make in your life, and to see if these changes are realistic and achievable. The Counsellor will help you to make these changes through exploration, encouragement, acceptance and empathy, while respecting your values and circumstances. You may need someone to talk to and either do not wish to burden family or friends or want to talk to someone independent of them.
As an experienced counsellor I have dealt with a wide range of issues. My counselling approach is client-centred, drawing on a range of therapeutic techniques and over 20 years of experience. I can support you through any difficulties associated with your work, personal life or relationships.
I draw on several different approaches including as Adlerian, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). My style is flexible and I always work according to the needs of my clients, adapting my approach as necessary to suit the individual.
As an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) I follow their code of professional practice and code of ethics.
Making an Appointment
The first thing is for us to arrange an introductory session where we can find out more about each other and for you to see whether my style of counselling feels right for you. This session lasts for one hour and it is a chance for you to explore what it is you want from counselling. Please telephone to make your first appointment.
My fee is €50 for a one-hour session, payable at the end of each session.