My approach and professional standards

My practical approach is to meet you as you are, with presence, realness, acceptance and empathic understanding. I feel by cultivating a relationship of respect, acceptance and authenticity, I am providing a healthy and safe environment to facilitate growth and healing.

I have an openness to your individuality and current way of being, understanding that you are your own agent for change, in your own time and will support with my own insights, should I feel necessary. My natural curiosity leads me to explore without interpretation for your awareness.

Professionalism

I am an accredited, integrative therapist meaning I work with many modalities in therapy, depending on the needs of the individual. My skills and techniques come from my learning of the following therapy styles: Person-Centred, C.B.T., D.B.T., Gestalt, Psychosynthesis and Art Therapy. I am accredited by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I approach this relationship with the utmost professionalism, responsibility and integrity necessary and outlined by my accreditation body, I.A.C.P. I find supervision invaluable in this process as I reflect upon and navigate my way through my work with each individual. As a practicing therapist, I attend regular supervision in accordance with the ethical standards of practice, by the governing body I.A.C.P.

Secondary to the therapeutic relationship are my skills; from Psychosynthesis, C.B.T., Gestalt, Art Therapy, Choice Theory and D.B.T. I work creatively and with immediacy in choosing a fitting skill for the individual’s needs. My theoretical knowledge of lifespan development, psychodynamics, abnormal psychology, group dynamics and family systems, aids my understanding of the client’s perspective, history and pathology and is a vital resource for me in this manner. Occasionally and when fitting, I provide psycho-education to clients to inform them when necessary.

I am passionate about learning, understanding and developing my skills and trust that my growth will facilitate the same for my clients. I attend regular trainings and am committed to my continued professional development.