Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Áine holds a Higher Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 9, NQF) from Dublin Counselling and Therapy Centre and a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree from Queen’s University Belfast.
Áine is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and abides by their code of ethics. She attends training workshops and seminars to further her professional development, and has regular supervision.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Áine strongly believes in and is guided by the principles of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. Áine believes that every client has a choice, responsibility and creativity to bring about their own healing and move towards wholeness. She respects the unique and subjective world of the client, and recognises that the client is a whole and dynamic person living out their current level of integration through their body, mind, feelings and spirit.
Áine is committed to journeying alongside her clients to illuminate what may be standing in the way of their giving expression to their true selves. What is more, Áine also believes that as we connect more with our inner landscape we have the potential to come in contact with a depth that transcends our own individuality.
In order to deepen the therapeutic process and move towards the active exploration of the client’s experience, Áine uses a variety of approaches including Psychodynamic, Process Oriented Psychotherapy, Gestalt, Energy Therapy Technique, Dream Work, Imagery, Post-Traumatic Stress, shock & trauma and Art Work.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Áine has experience working with Individuals and Couples of varied ages, backgrounds and cultures. Throughout her experience as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist she has helped clients work through a range of areas/issues including Bereavement/Loss, Relationship Issues, Domestic Violence, Addiction, Trauma, Workplace Distress, Sexuality, Anxiety/Stress, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Childhood Issues, Sexual Assault and Rape.
Áine is passionate about creating a safe and respectful space for her clients in order to support their move towards healing and change. She holds the therapeutic relationship as central to this process and welcomes every client with warmth and acceptance.