My Approach

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My core belief is that at the centre of every human being there is only good and joy. Somewhere along our journey certain events happen that prevent our natural healthy growth and development as human beings. By identifying these events and by working through the difficulties we can resolve the various issues and live our lives in a healthy and fulfilling manner.

As lots of the issues centre around relationships I view the client therapist relationship and increased self-awareness as central to the healing process.

I value each person's individuality and unique circumstances recognising that no one theory holds the truth, and that deep and lasting change is possible at any stage of life. My experience and training includes working with a range of approaches and strategies. Research indicates that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is a most important factor in successful counselling and my experience very much supports this view.

My focus is less about techniques or analysis and more about exploration, providing an external perspective, helping to shed light upon the obstacles in your life, so insights can be gained to change the areas you want to change or to manage your life differently.

My role is to get to know you, and, for you to develop a greater understanding of yourself in a safe, confidential and supportive environment. Working at your own pace, I offer guidance and support so that new options become available to you. We will look at where you would like to be in your life and what prevents you getting there up to now.

Whatever the issues are that you bring to therapy I feel it is important for me to bring clarity and sensitivity to the therapy sessions together with a clear belief that the answers lie within each person that comes to counselling

My initial training was in the UK where I worked for CRUSE, this is an organisation that offers support and counselling for the bereaved. On moving to Ireland I studied at UCC where I received a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy.
My core belief is that at the centre of every human being there is only good and joy. Somewhere along our journey certain events happen that prevent our natural healthy growth and development as human beings. By identifying these events and by working through the difficulties we can resolve the various issues and live our lives in a healthy and fulfilling manner. As lots of the issues centre around relationships I view the client therapist relationship and increased self-awareness as central to the healing process.
I value each person's individuality and unique circumstances recognising that no one theory holds the truth, and that deep and lasting change is possible at any stage of life. My experience and training includes working with a range of approaches and strategies. Research indicates that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is a most important factor in successful counselling and my experience very much supports this view.

My focus is less about techniques or analysis and more about exploration, providing an external perspective, helping to shed light upon the obstacles in your life, so insights can be gained to change the areas you want to change or to manage your life differently.
My role is to get to know you, and, for you to develop a greater understanding of yourself in a safe, confidential and supportive environment. Working at your own pace, I offer guidance and support so that new options become available to you. We will look at where you would like to be in your life and what prevents you getting there up to now.
Whatever the issues are that you bring to therapy I feel it is important for me to bring clarity and sensitivity to the therapy sessions together with a clear belief that the answers lie within each person that comes to counselling