Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Jacqui Tallon is a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor. She holds an MA in Pluralistic Counselling & Psychotherapy, and a BA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. Jacqui is a pre-accredited member of IACP and abides by their professional code of ethics and conduct. She attends regular supervision, and keeps up to date with current research findings through ongoing training and personal development courses.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Jacqui has an integrative approach to her work, and she works collaboratively with her clients to identify what they want to work on in therapy. She believes each human being is a unique individual, and considers the relationship between the therapist and the client to be of paramount importance to the therapeutic process. Jacqui’s work is informed by the work of Carl Rogers, Ivor Yalom and Viktor Frankl. Jacqui’s philosophy is inclusive, pluralistic and ethical.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Over many years, Jacqui held varied positions in the corporate sector, managing large teams of professionals. She brings a wealth of experience from these roles to her psychotherapy practice. She is mindful of the challenges we face in maintaining a healthy work-life balance, in an increasingly stressful corporate world. Her background is enhanced by her lived experiences in different cultures.
In her early career, Jacqui trained and worked as a Montessori teacher which stemmed from her interest in early childhood development. An interest that she still holds today, she is aware of how our early life experiences inform our adult life. How those once useful coping strategies and defence mechanisms developed in childhood, can impede our present day experiences if they have not evolved as we matured.
Jacqui has worked as a psychotherapist with young adults in Trinity College Dublin and UCD. In addition she has worked as a therapist in the Village Counselling Service in Tallaght for four years, supporting a wide range of adults in the community.
Jacqui works with clients presenting with a range of issues, including; stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence and bullying. Her goal is to help individuals who wish to explore what is causing them distress, and what they can do to improve their well-being and lives.