Aoife Connell Psychotherapist

Aoife Connell

Location Galway City

Contact Number 085 155 1475

Psychotherapy Training & Accreditation

Aoife holds a Higher Diploma in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy with Turning Point Training Institute (UCC). She also holds a Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy from Galway Counselling Studies from 2016. Her undergraduate degree is an Arts degree in Sociology & English with NUI Galway.

She is a pre-accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) and works within their code of ethics.

Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Approach

Aoife works as a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist.  She uses a varied approach in facilitating her clients’ exploration of their emotions and challenges. Providing a secure base which enables a relationship founded in trust, where all feelings and experiences are welcome. She believes this allows the healing and sacred process of psychotherapy to unfold.

A psychodynamic approach informs Aoife in accompanying her clients’ exploration of the unconscious, with the intention of helping them to better understand their current emotional state and reactions. The process of integration reduces inner conflict and distress, moving us towards greater wholeness. Aoife facilitates this process using ‘parts work’(exploring the various and often conflicting parts within us), bringing clients into a more compassionate and embodied relationship with themselves.

By facilitating the identification and exploration of clients’ needs – both conscious and unconscious – a process of personal empowerment is cultivated. This allows clients to experience more satisfaction and fulfilment in their lives.

Counselling Experience & Areas of Interest

Having studied sociology through Arts and working in medical care settings, Aoife developed an interest in personal wellness, leading to a career in psychotherapy.

In her time working as a psychotherapist in Let’s Get Talking Galway, Aoife worked with issues such as relationship and family difficulties, trauma, abuse, attachment, loss, shame, and anxiety. She works with people affected by a range of challenges including self-esteem, emotional regulation and addiction related issues.

Having worked as a volunteer for the LGBT+ Helpline, Aoife has knowledge and interest in gender & sexuality and welcomes people of all identities.

Aoife’s areas of interest also include shadow work, internalised patriarchy, self-development and self-discovery.

Aoife’s fee is €60 per session

 

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