Annette O'Dwyer Psychotherapist

Annette O’Dwyer

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Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation

Annette trained as a counsellor in Trinity College Dublin (TCD), qualifying in 2001. She has also completed a Diploma in Integrative Supervision with the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (IICP) in 2012. She holds certs in Psychology and Sociology from The National College of Ireland. She has trained in a number of different approaches over the years including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness Based Approaches & CBT in Adolescent Counselling and Classroom Applications.

Annette is committed to ongoing professional development to ensure she is up to date with evidence-based treatment choice, completing training in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Workplace Bullying, Issues of Sexual Violence and most recently Annette has completed a Diploma in Trauma Informed Psychotherapy.

Annette is an accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor with both the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI)

Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach

Annette believes that every individual is unique and valuable and that we are all trying to move towards greater integration of mind, body and spirit. She believes in the individual’s ability to move beyond symptoms to a more meaningful life and that each person has the answers to this meaningful life within themselves.

Annette’s primary focus is to help you make changes in the here and now. At times it is both important and necessary to understand where certain patterns stem from in terms of understanding causes. She believes the best approach to therapy is one which encompasses a number of different models to facilitate the needs of each individual.

Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest

Annette has worked as a therapist since 2001. She has extensive experience working across both the private and not for profit sectors. She began her professional career in the area of Addiction and Homelessness, working with Merchants Quay Ireland initially as a volunteer and later becoming the Operations and Clinical Services Coordinator of their residential detoxification and rehabilitations programs. She has been in private practice since 2006.

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