Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Rosemary graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Tivoli Institute, Dun Laoghaire. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education with first class honours from Dublin City University. She also holds a certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness.
Rosemary is committed to on-going training and professional development, and participates in training workshops and seminars on a regular basis. She attends regular supervision as part of her ethical commitment to her work.
She is an accredited psychotherapist with IAHIP (Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy), and abides by its code of ethics.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Rosemary’s work is Humanistic and Integrative, drawing on various therapeutic approaches, including Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt, adapted to suit the needs of each individual client. She provides a warm, accepting, non-judgemental and safe environment, where clients are supported as they explore painful issues and feelings.
She believes in creating a space where clients can come to uncover and recognise their own life patterns and self-beliefs, and how these may relate to stresses and problems they are encountering in their lives. Through the development of increased self-awareness and self-acceptance, clients are helped to discover their own solutions to challenges and difficulties, and experience healing and growth.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Rosemary’s background is in education. She worked for many years as a primary school teacher before training as a psychotherapist. She has had considerable experience in running support groups in a school setting for children who experienced trauma as a result of family break-up or bereavement. She makes use of the practice of Mindfulness in her work, as this has proven to be effective in increasing inner calm and relaxation, and decreasing anxiety and stress. Examples of issues she works with are anxiety, depression, panic attacks, low self-esteem, stress, trauma, bullying, anger management, relationship difficulties and personal development.