Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Kathleen graduated from the Tivoli Institute, Dun Laoghaire, as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist in 2001. She has also completed Levels 1 and 2 of WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) which is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to address all kinds of physical, mental health and life issues, to create positive change in how they feel and improve the quality of their life.
Kathleen is committed to continuous personal development and has completed further training in Bereavement & Loss, Mental Health Difficulties, Working with Trauma, Eating Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Infertility and Mindfulness. She is a member of the Irish Fertility Counsellors Association.
Kathleen is an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). She attends regular supervision and abides by the code of ethics of the IACP.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Kathleen’s work is influenced by Integrative, Humanistic, Person-Centred and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She is passionate about her work and believes that therapy changes peoples’ lives. It facilitates emotional healing and enables those engaging in it to become the best person they can be. It also offers hope, understanding and effective ways to create a new identity rooted in self-acceptance, empowerment and inner peace.
She recognises how difficult life can be at times and life events (past and present) can cause anxiety or depression which, in turn, can lead to loss of confidence, low self-esteem, lack of motivation and feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness and powerlessness. However, emotions are normal. They represent a legitimate response to life’s difficulties. Kathleen believes talking through difficulties with a trusted therapist in a confidential, non-judgmental setting helps people to make decisions and changes that enrich their lives.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Other areas of expertise include, depression, anxiety (including separation anxiety), panic attacks, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, unresolved childhood issues and long-term illness.
She is also very involved with an organisation which is dedicated to suicide prevention. Believing that a lot of our issues are rooted in our childhood she has a keen interest in inner child work.
Kathleen also values the practice of Mindfulness as a good therapeutic technique.
Kathleen’s fee is €65 per session
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