Psychology Training and Accreditation
Pauline has worked as a qualified Clinical Psychologist with the HSE since 2008 and is highly trained in working across a range of care settings and therapeutic modalities. She is a Chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (National University of Ireland, Galway) and achieved First Class Honours in her undergraduate degree in Psychology.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
A collaborative, person-centred approach is used by Pauline in individual therapy to help people understand and make sense of the difficulties they are experiencing. Her priority is to create a safe and trusting space and believes in recognising and building on people’s strengths. The importance of holding hope for people that no matter what they have been through, recovery is possible. This is central in her work.
The therapeutic model Pauline selected depends on the unique profile of strength and needs of each individual. She is highly experienced in delivering National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended interventions for mental health difficulties. Pauline has comprehensive experience and training of specialist therapies for working with adults with eating disorders; Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) and MANTRA (Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults) in her individual therapy. She also utilises Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) as well as other evidence-based therapeutic approaches to meet individual needs and capacities.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Pauline specialises in working with adults with eating disorders and has completed training in Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E). For the treatment of eating disorders a block of 20-40 sessions is recommended.
She also works with adults experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and has an expertise in working with feelings of shame and self-criticism.
Pauline sees clients on Saturdays in our Donnybrook centre.
Pauline’s fee is €120 for a 50 minute session