Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Mary has a BA(Hons) degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy (2015) from Cork Institute of Technology. She also holds a Certificate in Somatic Experiencing (2018).
Mary has completed further training workshops including Gestalt Therapy, NARM (Introduction to NeuroAffective Relational Model), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and a Mindfulness training – “From Shame to Self Worth”. She has also undertaken training in Suicide and Understanding Self Harm.
Mary is committed to ongoing professional development. She is currently undertaking an online course ‘Looking through the Lens of Polyvagal’ and she plans to begin Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) training in May 2021.
Mary is a fully accredited member of IACP (Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) (M11343).
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Mary works with the following humanistic therapy modalities: Person Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Attachment Theory, Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Polyvagal theory (Co-regulation).
Mary offers a humanistic and integrative approach that emphasises the importance of a therapeutic relationship providing a sense of safety, connection and trust. It is the relationship between the therapist and client that supports the removing of obstacles to their healing and growth. Her goal is to listen empathetically and to offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and supportive environment where emotional difficulties can be explored and worked through in a way that facilitates the client to understand how they operate in the world and empower themselves to have choices and autonomy in the way they live their lives.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Mary began to focus on her own personal development in 1999 and undertook a 2-year Certificate in Interpersonal Communication and Relationship Studies in U.C.C with Dr Tony Humphreys, Clinical Psychologist.
At that time, as a parent of three young children, being ‘the best mother’ she could be was integral for her and through the course she came to realise how vital a person’s family environment is in determining their level of self esteem.
In 2011, Mary began her counselling training with a view to continuing her own self development and also learning to help other people raise their level of self esteem something she struggled with personally. Mary opened her own private practice in 2015, which she continues to develop.
She works with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, loss and bereavement, bullying, low self esteem as well as any other life issues that may impact the person’s ability to function to their full potential in any area of their lives.
Mary’s fee is €70 per session