Lisa O'Hara Psychotherapist

Lisa O’Hara

Location Online Therapies

Contact Number 087 3936536

Supervision approach

Lisa holds a Diploma in Supervision from the Dublin Gestalt Centre.  Her supervision style draws on creative and embodied processes using the Relational Model, placing relating and reflecting at the heart of the supervisory experience. Her aim is to support and promote practitioner development and effective outcomes for their clients.

Being genuine and curious is at the heart of the Relational Model and Lisa is committed to the integrity of always staying where the supervisee is at. What appeals to her in Relational Supervision are the values of vulnerability, presence, empathy and authenticity, where mistakes can happen and are followed by a collaborative repair of ruptures and traumas, particularly from shame-based experiences (Gregory, 2017).  This approach allows two or more people to bring their experiences and to co-create a space in which to relate these experiences with one another.

Qualifications

Lisa holds a Diploma in Supervision from the Dublin Gestalt Centre.  She completed her training in Counselling & Psychotherapy with PCI College, and as a Couple Counsellor with the Irish Institute for Couple Counselling.  She also graduated with an MSc in Bereavement Studies/Grief & Loss from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s Institute of Leadership and is a trained Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) Therapist.

Accreditation

Lisa is an accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).

Areas of Interest

From 2006 until 2013, Lisa worked as a Couple Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a charity-based agency supporting couples and individuals experiencing relationship difficulties and her experience has brought a strong understanding of the nuances of working within an organisational structure.  She left in 2013 to begin private practice full time as a Psychotherapist and Couple Counsellor and worked in a busy city centre practice until early 2020.  She is currently working remotely.

She has a particular interest in relationship issues, including exploring the dynamics of attachment in adult life and the impact it has on clients and their happiness. She also explores collaboratively with supervisees the best way to support clients who are struggling with various life events and crises such as work stress, job losses, health issues, bereavement, family issues, ageing and retirement, depression and anxiety, etc.

Since 2017, she has been working more with grief and loss while completing her MSc in Bereavement Studies and since then, has been providing extra support to other therapists in supervision as well as developing and facilitating CPD workshops on this theme to ensure they are familiar with current thinking on the subject.

Lisa’s fee for supervision is €80

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