Therapy & Counselling

As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears… Rumi

Alot of the time we can depend on our own resourcefulness to meet life’s challenges and whatever may come our way. Other times, our capacity to feel better, recover or move on with things can feel too difficult and too much to deal with on our own. Times when we feel at our most anxious, depressed, lacking motivation, feeling at a complete loss. Our usual ways of coping or managing seem to no longer work to get us back on track with things.

Often the circumstances and conditions that we have found ourselves in growing up has mean’t that we experience life from a way of surviving and coping rather than from our natural innate wisdom, inner resources and authentic selves. As adult women and men, we may be craving to feel fulfilled, loved, valued, good enough, safe and at the same time are disillusioned and resigned to enduring our life as it is where there seems to be no other option or choice available to us.

From as far back as I can recall, I have had an interest in people and what is happening underneath the surface of their lives, particularly on an emotional, physical and spiritual level. This interest deepened into a passion to support others on their journey many years ago at a time when I was experiencing difficult personal change and the many challenges that came with it. This led me to training in energy healing practices, life coaching, advanced NLP and meditation and complete a three year training to practice as a professional counsellor and psychotherapist, providing me with a depth of insight, support and understanding which I believe, really helps others.

Therapy is a process that can help you explore issues relating to challenging or traumatic life experiences. The counselling process aims to create a safe and supportive space where you can emotionally connect with your life experiences, your sense of values and beliefs and your sense of self. Where you can begin to get in touch with a sense of resourcefulness which you didn’t realise you had.

Life is not what it’s supposed to be, it’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference… Virginia Satir

I work with you, at your own pace, to support you in moving towards being well and well being.

I support you in re-discovering a sense of how you can relate to yourself and others in a more resourceful and empowering way. At the core of any transformative therapy is the quality of the relationship between the individuals. The relationship between the therapist and client is recognised as a very important factor in determining a beneficial outcome to therapy.  My commitment to you is in holding a space where you can experience safety, possibility, choice and autonomy to turn towards what you need and let go of ways of being that no longer serve you.

I work with adult women and men who are struggling with anxiety and stress, unexpected transitions, a sense of woundedness, low self- worth, depression, grief and loss, suicide ideation, relationship conflict & breakup, parenting challenges, work related stress, loss of purpose/direction in life.

I attend regular supervision as part of my ethical commitment to my work, and am a fully accredited member of the  Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) abiding by their code of ethics. I am committed to continuous personal and professional development and I believe that this commitment allows me to better relate to and be more present to my clients.

If you would like to explore how therapy might be helpful to you and with where you are at in your life right now, I would love to hear from you.

 

He who looks outside dreams. He who looks inside awakes. Carl Jung

City Centre & South Dublin
087 417 2174