Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Susan holds a MA(Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School. She is an accredited therapist the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP). Susan has supervision on a regular basis as part of her own continuous education and commitment to the codes and ethics of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and the Irish Association for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP).
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Susan’s training was in the Humanistic and Integrative model of psychotherapy. In her practice, she draws upon a number of therapeutic approaches including Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MCBT), Gestalt Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches, working closely with her clients to understand their specific individual needs.
Working with clients in a Humanistic and Psychodynamic way can assist them to work through painful feelings towards acceptance, and richer more fulfilling life patterns. Susan provides a non-judgmental, supportive and confidential environment for clients to explore their patterns and needs. She works with clients for both short-term and long-term periods, and reviews the sessions with each person on an on-going basis.
Susan believes that respect for the individual’s fundamental ability to know and understand themselves, is at the core of humanistic therapeutic work. At different times in our lives this ability can become clouded and obscured by current circumstances, or past unresolved hurt or trauma. It is at these times we can feel anxiety, anger, sadness and a sense of being lost, overwhelmed and misunderstood…. generally ‘stuck’.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Susan’s background is in Human Resources and she has experience working closely with individuals who are unhappy in their work environment, or have lost their jobs, income, self-confidence and sense of who they are.
Susan also works with people who are on the brink of a change, be that a move to the next level of their existing role, or a complete change of career, and can assist them through the fear that these changes may bring, and help them find ways to cope with their anxiety.
Having lived and worked abroad for many years, Susan also has worked with individuals who experience a sense of displacement and lack of belonging, and feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Susan’s fee is €80 for individuals and €100 for couples per session
A short glossary:
- A Humanistic Approach is defined as an approach to psychotherapy that emphasizes human uniqueness, positive qualities, and individual potential.
- Psychodynamic therapy focuses on the psychological roots of emotional suffering. Its hallmarks are self-reflection and self-examination, and the use of the relationship between therapist and patient as a window into problematic relationship patterns in the patient’s life. Its goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptoms but to help people lead healthier lives.
- Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally. This increases awareness, clarity and acceptance of our present-moment reality.