Edel Bose Psychotherapist

Edel Bose

Location Dublin 2
Contact Number 087 414 0687
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Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation

Edel Bose holds a BSc(Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Her training also includes a post-graduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy, Eating Disorders, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Sand Therapy and Art Therapy.  She has completed Level 1 (2002) and Level 2 (2014) Sensorimotor Trauma Training in body psychotherapy.  Edel also holds a certificate in Hakomi-Body-Centred Psychotherapy which was originally pioneered by Ron Kurtz and developed further by Pat Ogden.  She has completed the Dublin Rape Crisis trauma training course and has training in addiction.

Edel is an accredited member and supervisor with the Irish Association for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and of the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP). She is an Associate member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).

Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach

Edel offers counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, families, couples and groups. She also facilitates Group Work; Support Groups and Workshops. Edel’s approach is Humanistic & Integrative, which means she uses many different types of therapies and approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, and person-centred. She also works with Sensorimotor/Hakomi Bodywork (a mindfulness-based body psychotherapy).

The Hakomi Method :  Hakomi Mindfulness –  Centered Somatic Psychotherapy

Hakomi is an experiential method, a body-orientated psychotherapy developed originally by Ron Kurtz. Using experiences evoked in mindfulness it supports people to self-study these and what they might be communicating.  We use this method to assist others to become aware of how their life experiences are organised by old habits and beliefs, many of which may be limiting or hurtful. In this way of working the therapist learns how to help others have new experiences which can increase the possibilities for their life to be nourishing. The words of the founder of the method Ron Kurtz expresses the method most clearly:
This method is not about talking out your problems. There won’t be long, speculative conversations about your troubles or your history. This method is designed to assist you in studying the processes that automatically create and maintain the person that you have become. It is a method of assisted self-study.’
P.32 Ron Kurtz, The Essential Method in Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy.
In this method the therapist supports you to enter into periods of mindfulness where you are calm enough to observe your habitual reactions. These experiments are always non- violent which is one of the principles of the hakomi method and are designed to evoke reactions that are reflections of the habits and beliefs that make you who you are. In using this method individuals are supported to move beyond what is habitual and to respond more spontaneously to life and what it brings.

Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest

Edel has extensive experience working as a counsellor and psychotherapist and works with a wide range of issues including Anxiety, Panic Depression, Loss and Bereavement, Sexual Abuse, Childhood/Adult Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress, Eating Disorders, Alcoholism, Addictions, 12-Step Programme, Personal Growth, Self-esteem and Self Worth, Workplace issues, Career-change and General Counselling.

She has completed training with Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and works with people who have experienced sexual violence and sexual abuse. She also supports women and men who are supporting someone or are impacted by someone’s experience of sexual violence.

Edel’s fee per session is €75 for an individual and €80 for a couple

Clinical Supervision

About Me



My Supervision Model (Training) Cyclical ModeI

I also draw on Person Centred Modality & Body Centred Psychotherapy

My Experience as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor

I am working as a Psychotherapist since 2000 and began working as a Clinical Supervisor 2006

I attend further Supervision Trainings with Robin Shohet & Joan Shohet on an ongoing basis

Supervision for Trainees and Professionals

Edel is available for supervision of both students of psychotherapy and trainee supervisors along with fully qualified / accredited therapists.

She is fully qualified and accredited by IAHIP and ICP as a Clinical Supervisor.

Sessions are offered according to your own need as a therapist and caseload.

Edel offers Supervision for other professionals.

Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation

I received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from PCI College and Middlesex University.

Edel holds also holds a post-graduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy, Eating Disorders, Training with AWARE (Anxiety & Depression), Certificates & Diplomas in Integrative Bodywork, Embodied Psychotherapy Practice,

Edel also offers Supervision for other professionals.

Further trainings in the following:

Sensorimotor training and Hakomi Body Cantered Psychotherapy Training.

Addiction training (Rutland Centre)

Sexual Abuse and violations. (One in Four, Dublin)

Sandtray Therapy Certificate

Diplomas in Eating Disorders

Diploma in Bereavement Council (Bereavement Council of Ireland).

Mindfulness Teacher Training.

MBSR (Mindfulness training)

Couples and  CBT

Edel worked as a Psychotherapist in One in Four, Dublin for over 10 years. She supported women and men who experienced sexual violence from a very young age into adulthood.

She organised groups and workshops to support these women and men.

She also organised Allies groups to support families and friends who needed information and support.

Edel describes her work as humanistic and integrative, specialising in body centred psychotherapy, sexual trauma, mindfulness and addictions.

She also supports people with Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Eating Disorders, Addictions, Sexual Abuse, Childhood./ Adult Trauma, Workplace difficulties, Bereavement , Self Esteem, Confidence issues & General Counselling.

She has also completed training in CISD –  Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and CBT.

Why is Supervision important?

From my experience I have always found Supervision is a valuable way of “checking in” with a more experienced practitioner thus supporting and ensuring counsellors stay grounded, maintain professional and ethical boundaries, develop their knowledge, both theoretically and practically, as well as focus on self-care to avoid “burnout”.

Supervision is essential to how practitioners sustain good practice throughout their working life. Supervision provides practitioners with regular and ongoing opportunities to reflect in depth about all aspects of their practice in order to work as effectively, safely and ethically as possible. Supervision also sustains the personal resourcefulness required to undertake the work.

Good supervision is much more than case management. It includes working in depth on the relationship between practitioner and client in order to work towards desired outcomes and positive effect.

Supervisors require adequate levels of expertise acquired through training and/or experience. Supervisors will also ensure that they work with appropriate professional support and their own supervision.

Supervisors and supervisees will periodically consider how responsibility for work with clients is implemented in practice and how any difficulties or concerns are being addressed.

I support Supervisees to be open and honest in supervision and to draw attention to any significant difficulties or challenges that they may be facing in their work with clients. Supervisors are responsible for providing opportunities for their supervisees to discuss any of their practice-related difficulties without blame or unjustified criticism and, when appropriate, to support their supervisees in taking positive actions to resolve difficulties.

Supervision is recommended to anyone working in roles that require regularly giving or receiving emotionally challenging communications, or engaging in relationally complex and challenging roles.

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