Psychotherapy Training & Accreditation
After a long career in business, including owning his own company with a large team, Ian MacNeill completed a BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy with PCI College, Dublin, and Middlesex University London.
He is a fully accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and abides by their ethical standards. He attends regular supervision as his commitment to ensuring ongoing professional care.
In addition, Ian is a qualified coach (LECI) and a practicing mediator with Dublin Community Mediation.
Further specific certified training includes Anger Management, Anxiety, Addiction, Dreams, Family Psychology, Inter-generational Patterns and Childhood Wounds.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Believing that relationship between the therapist and the client is an essential element for therapeutic progress, Ian practices in a humanistic, non-judgemental and compassionate way, integrating other modalities as appropriate, such as, Cognitive Behavioual Therapy (CBT). He believes the outcome for a client should be to better understand themselves and be able to cope more easily with life’s problems.
Having integrated his lifetime experience of dealing with people, listening attentively and encouraging others to find the right answers, Ian offers himself as a professionally trained counsellor and psychotherapist.
While examining presenting issues and realising that as humans we are complex beings, therapy encourages each client the opportunity to see themselves as a whole person in a new and more confident manner.
Ian is informed by his professional training and his life’s experiences, along with the work of Carl Jung and Carl Rogers.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Ian has worked with clients both on a one-to-one basis and in groups. His more senior age experience has facilitated an easy relationship with clients of all ages. Being a Granddad to four very active children further informs his understanding of family dynamics today.
Typical of the issues he has dealt with include anxiety, panic attacks, depression, addiction, loss of motivation, relationship challenges, family issues, suicidation, anger management, low self-esteem, bereavement. From a workplace perspective the most common issues include stress, burnout, relationships and bullying. The integration of a humanistic approach, along with CBT where relevant, has proved worthwhile in many of these presenting issues.
Ian has designed and facilitated a Personal Development group workshop which he delivers both publicly and corporately. He has worked for a number of years within Irish Prisons presenting and facilitating public speaking rehabilitation groups.