Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Sarah has an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy from Tivoli Institute/SETU, an MSc in Health Psychology from the Ulster University, a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Studies from Derby University, and a BA Hons Psychology from UCD. A fully accredited member of IACP (Irish Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists), she is also a Graduate Member of PSI (Psychological Society of Ireland).
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Sarah is trained in several modes of therapies, including psychodynamic and person-centered. She also integrates Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and psychoeducation to create an individual approach for each person.
Sarah’s view is that therapy helps us understand how our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviour are connected. The result is being less trapped in our thoughts and behaviour, and less at the mercy of our feelings. With renewed appreciation of who we truly are, we gain more workable ways of responding to what life brings.
Sarah creates a non-judgemental space which is a safe and secure base from where to explore one’s difficulties and move beyond them. She takes a kind and empathic approach with acceptance at the heart of her method.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Since 2019, Sarah has worked as a psychotherapist with clients from many different backgrounds who have experienced a wide range of issues. Her experience includes Tivoli Institute counselling service, SOSAD Ireland, and UCD student counselling services.
Previously Sarah was facilitator of support groups for the Irish Stammering Association, and with Bodywhys as support group chat facilitator. She also provided a set of life skills workshops to inmates in Portlaoise Prison.
Sarah has an interest in working with anxiety, depression, moods, stress, social anxiety, self-worth, childhood issues, stuttering/stammering, coping with life changes, bullying, sexuality, identity, relationships, food issues, college stress, work stress among other issues.
Sarah’s fee is €70 per session