Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Keelan holds an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapy from the Tivoli Institute and a BSc(Hons) in Psychology Applied to Information Technology from IADT. In addition to this, Keelan previously trained to teach English as a second language and holds a TEFL certificate from UniTEFL, Chiang Mai.
Keelan is a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), and abides by their code of ethics. Committed to ongoing training and professional development, Keelan attends regular supervision, seminars and participates in workshops.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Keelan is a psychodynamic therapist, working from a Humanistic and Integrative approach. Believing that each therapy encounter is unique to the individual the approach taken is tailored to the client and the relationship. These approaches include psychodynamic, humanistic, person-centred, gestalt and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
With particular emphasis on the client/therapist relationship, Keelan believes that congruence and empathy are key to developing a safe space for the client to explore and work through their issues. Keelan works with the client to facilitate greater understanding and develop internal resources and coping strategies.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Keelan has experience working with clients of varied ages, backgrounds and cultures. Throughout her experience as a Counselor and Psychotherapist she has helped clients work through a range of areas/issues including grief, family system issues, trauma, transitions, anxiety, stress, depression, identity crises, self-esteem issues, negative self beliefs, childhood issues, sexual assault and rape.
Keelan is passionate about the therapeutic work believing in the healing that can take place in the safety of the therapy room. She believes that providing this safe space can allow both the mind and body to heal.