Elaine Divilly

Location Galway City

Contact Number 087 9611502

Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation

Elaine is a fully qualified Gestalt psychotherapist who completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy with the Gestalt Institute of Ireland, validated by the South East Technological University. She is a pre-accredited and Certified Associate of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and works under the code of ethics of this organisation. She is a member of the International Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (IAAGT).

Elaine is currently completing her M.A in Gestalt Psychotherapy research in the area of sex, gender, identity and inclusion.

Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach

As a Gestalt psychotherapist Elaine travels alongside you on a journey towards greater self awareness to help you heal the hurts of past and present, and grow and evolve into living a more choice-full life.

She works with a relational, embodied, creative and dialogical approach. This means she will support you explore your relationship with yourself and others by becoming aware of your whole-body’s innate way of knowing, and ultimately learning to trust and honour your life experiences as being uniquely true to you. She does this by staying present to her experience of and with you, dialoguing with care and without judgement.

Key to Elaine’s approach is recognising the environment, family, community you live and work in and how this shapes your sense of who you are and how you act in the world.

Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Experience and Areas of Interest

She has particular experience working with fertility, pregnancy, abortion, miscarriage and birth, and the loss and grief embodied in such life-changing experiences.

Elaine’s experience also extends from working with ISPCC Childline, Lets Get Talking and University of Galway’s Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service.

Prior to working as a psychotherapist Elaine worked for nearly 20 years in development, communication and management roles in education, the arts, media and business, in Ireland and abroad. She previously studied a B.A in Mathematics and Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies, both with National University of Ireland, Galway.

Elaine is committed to creating a safe and trusting therapeutic space for experiences such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, loss, grief, serious life changes, gender, sexuality, belonging and a greater desire for self-knowing.

Elaine’s fee is €70 per session

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