Dr Meg Ryan D.Couns Psych, BA (hons).
Psychology Training and Accreditation
Meg is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). She has completed the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Trinity College Dublin and has worked in both primary care and secondary care mental health settings.
Meg has worked therapeutically with people experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties and specialises in working within a trauma focused framework. She has a particular interest in the role of the body in the treatment of trauma and has completed a training course in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Trauma.
Meg also works as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Global Health in Trinity College Dublin. Her research focuses on psychotraumatology and is concerned with improving health care effectiveness, equity, access, and social inclusion.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Meg 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 uses an integrated approach, combining different therapeutic treatment modalities including Person-Centred therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, and CBT, depending on the needs of the person she is working with.
Meg’s work is informed by feminist therapy theory, which is a person-centred, politically informed model which contends that many individuals experience oppression and disadvantage due to their gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, class identity or ability. Feminist therapists argue that many issues that bring people to therapy arise due to disempowering social contexts; thus, the goals of therapy are to recognize these forces and empower the client.
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.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Meg works with a wide variety of issues including self-esteem, stress, depression, suicidality, anxiety, gender issues, 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.
Meg is registered as a Laya Healthcare approved psychologist and members may submit their receipts towards their outpatient benefit and depending on their level of cover may be entitled to a refund amount. Most other private health insurance companies will also recognise the qualification of Chartered Psychologist.
Meg’s fee is €120 per session