If you are interested in starting counselling or therapy but you are unsure of the experience, here you can read a little about therapy and myself.
I believe in the power of therapy and know it can work to help individuals live in a more positive and fulfilling way. I most commonly work from an integrative, person-centred approach. Which means I use a range of theories with a focus on the importance of the relationship between myself and my clients. I have worked with individuals who have sought support for anxiety, bereavements, depression, eating disorders, post-natal depression, bullying, self harm, sexual abuse, suicide and many other difficult experiences. I have a degree in Psychology which I earned in Canada and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Dublin City University. I have certificates in mindfulness and art therapy and am a member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. If you would like to read more about me feel free to check out my LinkedIn.
In session my role is to listen without judgement, and really hear what is being said. However, I will be real and respond in a way that is honest, sensitive and supportive. It is not my place to give advice but to offer support and help to facilitate change. I believe that everyone can grow and evolve in a more positive way, they just need the tools.
Your job is to be as open and honest as you can be. Like any relationship it takes time to gain trust, so there is no pressure to share anything you aren’t comfortable with. The only person you can change is yourself and it’s up to you to take the first step. If you are ready to react differently, you are ready for your life to be different too.
If you are worried about costs I offer a sliding scale starting at €60. I feel money should not be a reason as to why people do not get help. An initial session will only cost you €30 and from there we will agree on a price that you are comfortable with.