Counselling and Psychotherapy
Éilis has an Honours Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She has worked for twelve years in various mental health settings.
She is a fully accredited Psychotherapist with Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (APCP) of Ireland. This QQI body believes in creating a centre of excellence by identifying, creating and maintaining professional standards.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Éilis uses a person centred approach. This is an integrative and humanistic therapy. She works collaboratively with the individual. She values the importance in building a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. Éilis works at the pace of the individual to develop skills specific to the them and their needs. She incorporates a style that focuses on understanding the underlying issues to problems with a view to providing supportive change. She believes in a holistic, supportive and non-judgmental approach to her therapy.
Counselling and Psychotherapy Experience
Éilis offers therapy for individuals who may be presenting with a range of Mental Health issues e.g. generalised anxiety, depression, self-harm and enduring mental illness such as schizophrenia and mood disorders. She has a great interest in the use of mindfulness in her therapeutic work.
Éilis has experience working in different Counselling and Psychotherapy centres in Dublin as well as specific therapies in the HSE i.e. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She has worked with a range of issues from bereavement, loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship difficulties and issues within the family system.
Éilis most recently completed training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). This therapy is specific to individuals with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. This is an evidenced-based and valued therapy for those who suffer with this diagnosis.