Psychotherapy Training and accreditation
Teresa holds a BA(Hons) Degree in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. Her training also includes a post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) and an advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy and mind-coaching. Teresa also holds a Diploma in Life Coaching and a Diploma in Mindfulness.
Teresa is an accredited member of Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and abides by their code of ethics.
Counselling & Psychotherapeutic approach
Teresa has been in private practice since 2014, supporting clients from all life stages in a compassionate and congruent way. Her approach is Humanistic & Integrative, which means she uses many different types of therapies and approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional analysis, Mindfulness and person-centered.
Counselling areas and experience
Teresa has extensive experience working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, bullying, stress, relationship difficulties, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, bereavement and loss.
Teresa has worked in Pieta House working with clients and their families dealing with suicide ideation, loss of a loved one through suicide and self- harm.
She also worked with Turn2me.org as an online one to one counsellor working with clients through an online platform, she completed her thesis in 2017 in “The therapist’s experiences and challenges in working online”.
Teresa is also working with Irish Kidney Association (IKA) since August 2020.
Teresa has been working with maternal mental health over the last ten years and through that time she has learned and experienced a lot around how women and men feel when losing a child at birth, going through miscarriage, making a decision to have a termination, dealing with post-natal depression and post-partum depression and going through IVF.
All of the above are very difficult and painful experiences that women and their partners go through and for both of them they are experiencing great loss.
Loss of what they thought was going to happen. Loss of their unborn child, loss of their newly born child and loss of the parents to that child that they had imagined to be.
Miscarraige: The Mother can through lots of emotions when having a miscarriage.
Feelings of guilt as to why her body let her down, feelings of anger and shame as to why she wasn’t good enough. None of this is true and each mother needs a space to talk and let go of these feelings, a space to let go and say exactly what she needs to say without judgment and in a confidential space. Research shows that it is not a mother’s fault as to why loss happens to their child.
Terminations: This can be a very difficult time for women and for their partners.
Feelings of guilt and shame can rise and feelings of self-doubt and not being good enough. Please know you are not alone in this.
Use this space to let go of these feelings and allow yourself the time and space that you deserve to talk about your thoughts feelings and experiences and hopefully let go what does not serve you.
Partners also need support as they have gone through this loss too.
Please make contact and do not be alone
We are all doing our best and we all deserve support when we are going through times of grief and there is no more difficult time than going through the loss of a child.
Teresa’s fee is €70 per session