Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Nicola is a qualified psychotherapist who works with both adults and adolescents (16 years +). She holds a Higher Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School.
Nicola also graduated with a Master’s Degree in Addiction Studies in 2012 from Dublin Business School. She is a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and abides by the Code of Ethics set out by IAHIP.
Nicola also attends regular supervision and engages in continual professional development courses to further deepen her own process and deepen her knowledge around her profession.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Nicola is a psychodynamic psychotherapist. The foundations of her training are based on a Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Integrative approach. Her integrative style incorporates a variety of therapeutic models such as Gestalt and existentialist approaches. Nicola also integrates Cognitive Behavioual Therapy (CBT) and Motivational interviewing depending on the needs of each client. She also has an interest in attachment theory and its application in the therapeutic process.
She views the therapeutic relationship as the most central piece in the therapeutic process. Nicola endeavours to develop this with each client by providing a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space,in which the client can explore and process their thoughts and experiences. Nicola also views the therapeutic process as a unique journey giving each individual the opportunity to connect with their true authentic self.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Nicola has worked in various services offering counselling and psychotherapy. She works in private practice in Maynooth and Galway. In this time she has worked with teenagers, adults and couples with various issues such as depression, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), bereavement, anger management, and relationship issues.
Nicola also works with addiction issues, such as chemical, substance addiction, gambling, internet and pornography addiction.