Ann Prendergast Psychotherapist

Ann Prendergast

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Ann’s Fee is €80 per session

Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation

Ann initially qualified as a Humanistic Psychotherapist and later as a Group Analyst. Ann also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and is a Parentsplus trainer for Parents of Adolescents.  She is currently completing a Masters in Leadership, Innovation and Management in Healthcare.

Ann is an accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor with the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and abides by their code of ethics.

Ann is committed to on-going training and professional development, regularly participates in training workshops and seminars, and attends monthly supervision.

Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach

Ann’s approach is humanistic and integrative. She believes in working with Adults and Adolescents that her role is to support and facilitate a person to gain a meaningful understanding of what causes problems in their life. This enables a person to embrace a life suited to their needs and desires.

Working with Adolescents, Ann, meets with parents/carers initially and then aims to work fortnightly with the teen, if appropriate.  Ann requires written consent to work with under 18 year olds.

Ann offers clients a safe and confidential experience to address whatever personal issues they are seeking help with.

Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest.

Ann has years of experience working with Adults and Adolescents in a variety of settings and with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, self harm, relationship issues, anger management, suicidal thoughts, loss or bereavement, sexual abuse or deeply held trauma. Ann also has experience of working with clients with ADHD, ASD and OCD.

When Ann works with Adolescents she includes parents/ carers to attend as required for Parental Input sessions. Some issues Adolescents need support with are school truancy, anger management, self esteem, gender identity, neurodiversity.

Ann is particularly interested in developing in any person she works with a deeper understanding of themselves which allows the person to live authentically and in accordance with their own personal identity.

In Supervision, Ann offers supervisees the opportunity to explore their work openly and engagingly. Ann is especially interested in learning from countertransference experiences.

Clinical Supervision

About Me

My name is Ann Prendergast and I have been working as Psychotherapist for 26 years. Ann has been a Supervisor for about 18 years. She originally studied Microbiology and worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry, which fuelled her curiosity about how we as people interact, or not, with each other. She lived abroad in Nepal and separately in China where she studied Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. This time away from familiar surroundings made her question my own make up.  Which led her to study Psychotherapy which she has continued to study throughout her career.

My Supervision Model

Ann believes each supervisee will have different needs and interests and so she doesn’t apply a particular model to herwork. However, she finds using the Cyclical Model useful as a starting point, while including Proctor’s three pillars of Normative, Formative and Restorative as support of the person. Ann is particularly interested in how a supervisee/therapist recognises and responds to their own countertransference.

My Experience as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor

Ann has worked in private practice and for a number of agencies including Suicide, Teenagers and Young people, Bereavement, Rape Crisis Centre. She has gained enormous insight and satisfaction by doing this, which has allowed her offer support for depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, anger, teenage and young people’s concerns, bereavement, relationship issues.

Ann works with teenagers, young people and adults. She also facilitate therapy groups.

Ann has also served for a number of years on Ethics and Complaints Committees of IAHIP, which have been invaluable in teaching and reminding her to stay true to her role as therapist and supervisor.

My Training and Qualifications

Ann is trained as a Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapist. Later she trained as a Group Analyst. Ann is accredited with IAHIP  both as Psychotherapist and Supervisor. She is currently completing a masters in Leadership, Innovation and Management.

My Areas of Interest

Ann is particularly interested in the area of countertransference and how a supervisee may recognise it and use it within their work. She works with pre-accredited psychotherapists up to very experienced psychotherapists.

Ann also offers supervision to social workers, psychologists, educationalists and anyone in the caring professions who may need a space apart to reflect on their work.

Ann’s fee is €80 for Individual Supervision and €50 per supervisee for Group Supervision ( Four supervisees – for two hours)

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