Dr Meg Ryan D.Couns Psych, BA (hons).
Psychology Training and Accreditation
Meg is a qualified Counselling Psychologist, having completed the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. This three-year program involved training in various mental health settings across the lifespan, in primary care and secondary care settings.
Meg is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). She has worked therapeutically with people experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties and has a special interest in working within a trauma focused framework.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
As a Counselling Psychologist, Meg’s training is grounded in the Person-Centred approach. She believes that the relationship between the therapist and client is central to the therapeutic process and emphasises building a strong therapeutic relationship characterised by trust, respect and collaboration. Meg also uses an integrated approach, combining different therapeutic treatment modalities including Psychodynamic or Cognitive therapies such as CBT, depending on the needs of the person she is working with.
Meg can offer short-term interventions which are more structured (10-20 sessions) and longer-term interventions which are more exploratory in nature, depending on the needs of the client. Meg holds an awareness of and sensitivity to issues of diversity and inclusion in client work, eg. working with issues of gender, race, sexuality etc.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Meg has experience working with adolescents and adults. She works with a wide variety of issues including self-esteem, stress, depression, suicidality, anxiety, phobias, sexuality, loss, trauma and sexual abuse.
She has a particular interest in working with people experiencing difficulties in interpersonal relationships, or with individuals who have experience of childhood trauma or abuse.