Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Teresa is a fully qualified and accredited integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Sex Informed Couples Relationship psychotherapist working with individuals, couples, blended partnerships and families in private practice.
Following her initial training (2016) she went on to train as an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Practitioner (2018). This is a form of psychotherapy used in the treatment of trauma and PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) and can also be used for a wide range of other issues including anxiety and depression.
Alongside this she further trained to use the Flash Technique (Phil Mansfield), which can be incorporated with EMDR and trained in the use of the Dream Completion Technique (Justin Havens). Teresa took a one-year Advanced Couples course with the NAOS institute in London (2019) and more recently an Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Relationships with Affinity, London (2022).
She is also an Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and an Advanced Energy Therapist and Clinical Supervisor.
Teresa is an accredited member of both the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred) and the National Counselling Society MNCS (Accred) and has professional indemnity insurance.
Counselling and Therapeutic approach
Within her practice Teresa uses different modalities, approaches and techniques that are tailored to clients’ needs, believing that we are all individual and that ‘one size does not fit all’, and is committed to supporting clients through challenging times. Her philosophy for working with clients starts from the premise that clients already have what they need to move forward and believes the therapeutic relationship is paramount to successful outcomes and is at the core of everything she does with clients.
As a sex informed couples’ relationship psychotherapist, she takes a holistic approach to therapy, which considers not only the psychological and emotional aspect of the relationship but also the physical and sexual components. Teresa works to create a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and supportive environment for couples to explore their sexual and intimate relationships and develop the skills and tools they need to enhance their sexual satisfaction and overall relationship quality. This assists couples (and individuals) to improve their communication overall and to identify and explore sexual issues, desires and preferences, address sexual dysfunction, such as low libido; working to build intimacy and connection through physical touch and sexual exploration.
Counselling experience and areas of interest
Teresa has experience of working in a range of settings, including schools, colleges and universities seeing a diverse population including pupils, young adults, adults and seniors. Prior to becoming a counsellor/psychotherapist she worked with the British Council and international schools overseas in Thailand, India and Bangladesh.
She is currently working in private practice and utilises her EMDR practitioner training successfully to support a range of client issues, including PTSD. She also offers Sex Informed Couples Relationship psychotherapy and works with individuals, couples, blended partnerships and families.
Teresa also offers Clinical Supervision.
Teresa’s fee per session is €95 for Individuals and €115 for Couples