Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Anne has recently completed an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy with the Munster Technological University achieving first class honours in her dissertation and mental health placement. Anne’s dissertation explored the theme of gender identity and formation and its implications for psychotherapy. Anne also holds a BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy (MTU).
Anne’s training includes theoretical perspectives from Gestalt, Person Centred, Attachment, Trauma Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal, Mindfulness and elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Anne has also completed training in Online and Telephone Counselling, Assessment & Treatment of Suicidality, working with Trauma including the Neuro Affective Relational Model for Healing Attachment, and Understanding & Working with Complex Developmental Trauma & Dissociation in addition to Internal Family Systems.
Anne is a fully accredited member of the (IACP) Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (M13607) and adheres to their Code of Ethics.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Anne has a humanistic and person-centred approach to her work with clients. This means meeting clients where they are at and working collaboratively in the “here and now” while supporting clients to make meaning of their experiences.
Each client is different and there is no “one size fits all” therapy that can be applied. That is why an integrated approach to my work is so valuable . Whilst clients might present with similar problems to be addressed e.g. anxiety, how each one will respond to therapy will be completely different. As an Integrative Psychotherapist, Anne has developed a comprehensive toolkit from which to draw thus ensuring that each client is regarded for their individuality and works at their own pace.
The importance of the relationship between therapist and client is fundamental to healing, and Anne provides a safe and non-judgemental space within which clients can explore their issues and make sense of their personal story in an empathic and supportive environment.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Anne works with individuals aged 18 years and over.
Anne worked in University College Cork as a Student Counsellor where she supported a diverse range of 3rd level students presenting with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, LGBTI+ issues, relationship problems, childhood issues including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.
Some of the presenting issues she continues to work with include LGBTI + issues, Sexual Health, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, Abuse, Trauma and Stress.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” Viktor Frankl
Anne’s fee is €70 per session