Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Conor is a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist holding a Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
He completed his training in University College Cork and Turning Point Institute and is currently a pre-accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), abiding by their code of ethics.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Conor is an integrative psychotherapist, meaning that he will use elements from different kinds of counselling approaches (such as humanistic therapy and CBT) so that your therapy will be unique to you and your particular circumstances. Often, this can look like exploring your past in order to understand and develop insight into your current way of being, and working together with you on discovering ways to help you move forward in a way that is best for you.
Central to Conor’s therapeutic approach is the firm belief that every person has within them the capacity to reach their full potential and lead a full, meaningful life. Sometimes we can be presented with difficulties that get in the way of this, and exploring things as a team in therapy can help. Conor provides a safe and non-judgmental space to do this, and works in both the short and long-term.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Conor’s experience includes but is not limited to working with anxiety (including social anxiety), depression, self-worth issues, relationship issues, shame and self-criticism.
Conor has a particular interest in how we relate to ourselves and has recently been involved in research on self-compassion: the concept of being kind to ourselves when facing life’s problems, just as we might be with a close friend or family member in the same situation.