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Athlone:

Name : Martina Breen
Qualifications Dip. IGC. M.A. MIAHIP MICP IACP
Accreditation: MIAHIP
Code of Ethics: IAHIP / IACP
Telephone No:  087 3296366
Address: The Dancing Soul, Monksland Business Park, Monksland, Athlone, Co. Roscommon + Westmeath

Description of Work and Background:
Martina Breen

Martina has an expansive training background which she draws from in working creatively with individuals. Martina is an experienced facilitator, having worked in the community development sector in Ireland for over 15 years. She took her Masters in 2011; exploring the role of Spirituality in the identity formation of young Irish women.
Martina works from an holistic approach, using an indirect, person centred method, following the client’s lead. The Gestalt approach to counselling is grounded in the here-and-now. This means that what you are experiencing in the present moment, in the therapy room or with your partner, takes precedence over your past experiences. This means that the therapy process is alive and present-centred.
The foundations of Gestalt therapy are based on awareness. Working with clients is based on supporting them in raising their awareness about how they are living their lives. In being more aware, Gestalt therapy can then help you make more positive choices that will have meaning, are creative and will aid you in creating a life with relationships that are fulfilling.
“Change occurs when one becomes what he is, not when he tries to become what he is not” Arnold Beisser
Martina also facilitates creative development programs such as the widely acclaimed ‘Artist’s Way’, and her own programmes; ‘Writing your Sacred Journey’ and ‘The Way of The Inner Teacher’.
http://www.thedancingsoul.ie/

 

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Name : Jim FitzGibbon
Qualifications  

 

Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy awarded by the Irish Gestalt Centre 2007.

Diploma in Psychotherapy awarded in 2007 by the Irish Gestalt Centre

B.Sc. NUIG 1979

Accreditation: SIAHIP; MIAHIP; MICP
Code of Ethics: IAHIP
Telephone No: 087-7555680
Address: 2 Garden Vale Athlone and 5-6 Dublin Road, Naas, Co Kildare.

Description of Work and Background:
Jim FitzGibbon

My special interest is in helping people recover from the impact of trauma on own life and on relationships with others. I have my own professional competence and empathy from my own life experience to meet a person where they are and support what IS. I am interested in working with people who are looking for an answer inside themselves, and are seeking help with this. Described in feedback from an experienced colleague: “Jim has profound personal experience of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and has done excellent work on himself. These depth experiences have supplied him with a deep understanding of human suffering. They have enriched him with vision and sensitivity, allowing him to help clients in trauma and supervisees with clients in trauma.”

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Cork:

Name : Edel O’ Donnell
Qualifications: B.Soc.Sc., MA, Diploma Gestalt Therapist
Accreditation: IACP
Code of Ethics: IACP
Telephone No: 086-8220608
Address: 18 Brookfield Lawn, Cork City

Description of Work and Background:
Edel O’ Donnell

 

I have experience working with a wide range of client issues including anxiety and panic, depression, sexuality, relationship difficulties, sexual abuse and trauma, anger management, stress management, bereavement, self-harm and suicide.

 

 

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Dublin:

Name : Helena Farrington
Qualifications: BA Counselling & Psychotherapy Masters , Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
Accreditation: IACP
Code of Ethics: IACP
Telephone No: 086-8392542
Address: 9 Lea Crescent, Sandymount, Dublin 4.

Description of Work and Background:

I have been accredited by IACP Since 2010 and have worked at St Catherine’s Counselling Service, Kilbarrick Coast Community Service and Hill street Family Centre.  I am presently working in the EAP service as a counsellor and am in private practice in Leeson Street and Mount Street, Dublin 2.  I have substantial training in counselling/psychotherapy, the last training being the 4 year Postgrauate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy with IGC which I completed in 2012.

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Name : Marian O’Donnell Byrne
Qualifications: Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Irish Gestalt Centre. Advanced Diploma in Gestalt, Dublin Gestalt Centre. Diploma in Counselling, Northside Counselling Services
Accreditation: 2005
Code of Ethics: Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
Telephone No: 086-2856303
Address: The Healing House, 24 O’Connell Avenue(off Berekley Road), Phibsboro, Dublin 7.

Description of Work and Background:

Marian O'Donnell ByrneI work using a Gestalt Approach. I am particularly interested in somatic psychotherapy. I’m presently undertaking Ruella Frank’s Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy training.I have experience of working with clients presenting with:Depression Stress Bereavement Loss Bullying Challenges of being a carer Relationship difficulties Personal development needs Etc.

 

 

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Name : Geraldine Brennan
Qualifications: Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy, BA (Hons) Sociology
Accreditation: IACP
Code of Ethics: IACP
Telephone No: 085 172 4288
Address: 8 St Martins Park, Dublin 6W

Description of Work and Background:

Geraldine Brennan

I am a professionally qualified, experienced, counsellor and psychotherapist based in Dublin 6 and Dublin 12. I trained for 5 years with the Irish Gestalt Centre to become a counsellor and psychotherapist. I also hold an honours sociology degree. As a counsellor, I have experience of clients from all walks of life with a wide variety of issues including anger, anxiety, addiction, bereavement, depression, low self confidence, self esteem, stress, personal growth, relationship difficulties, panic attacks, social anxiety, bullying. Finding someone that you’re comfortable talking to is as individual as you are. My philosophy is that each person is unique and has the capacity to grow and develop a better understanding of him/herself.  My qualifications and experience in counselling are complemented by over twenty years work as a professional in management. This further helps me to understand the real life issues, challenges and difficulties people face as part of life.  I am passionate about my work, Gestalt Therapy, and fundamentally believe in our human capacity to adapt to changing circumstances.

For more information about how I work, please visit www.indublincounselling.com

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Galway:

Name : Joan Lally
Qualifications B Arts Psychology/ Dip Counselling / Gestalt Psychotherapy
Accreditation: Working towards accreditation
Code of Ethics: IAHIP
Telephone No: 087 6221604
Address: Liosban Holistic Centre, Galway

Description of Work and Background:
Joan Lally

I am currently working with NUI Galway in the Student Counselling Department and am in the process of developing a private practice in Galway.
My working approach is humanistic and integrative. I believe in every person’s potential for growth and for their capacity to heal from emotional distress and trauma. The therapeutic relationship can offer the foundation for this healing by providing warmth, acceptance and support in a safe environment as well as taking the time to build this essential core relationship.
I have experience of working with people with a range of psychological and emotional issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, problematic relationships, recovery from addiction, bereavement, loss and life transitions.
I offer both short and long term psychotherapy sessions based on the needs of the client.

 

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Kerry:

Name:  Jackie Harvey
Qualifications:  Diploma in Gestalt Therapy, Certificate in Facilitation Skills – SHEP, Special Needs Classroom Assistant Certificate.
Accreditation: Working towards accreditation
Code of Ethics: IACP
Telephone No: 087-9062293
Address: Killorglin Co. Kerry.

Description of Work and Background:

Jackie HarveyJackie Harvey graduated from the Irish Gestalt Centre in 2012. Since then she has been working in the SouthWest Counselling Centre in Killarney Co. Kerry, Jackie is in the process of developing a private practice. Jackie works creatively with adults, adolescents and families, and has also facilitated ‘Healthy Sexuality’ workshops in secondary schools. Her earlier work experience was in catering and working with people with disabilities and special needs.  Jackie is currently training in crisis pregnancy counselling. Jackie has a special interest in meditation which sustains her in her work, and she also has a passion for art and runs small art groups for adults.

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Name : Harriet Mc Guigan
Qualifications: Diploma Gestalt Therapy IGC,Post Grad Montessori Education,BA
Accreditation: IAHIP
Code of Ethics: IAHIP
Telephone No: 086 2685916
Address:

Email/Website:

3 River Drive, Castledrum, Castlemaine, Co. Kerry

mindfulpeeps@gmail.com/http://www.harrietmcguigan.com/

Description of Work and Background:

Harriet McGuigan‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous” Actually, who are you not to be’?

I have a profound interest and belief that you the client are doing your very  best at all times (with your knowledge, awareness and experience). If you are willing I can endeavour to support you toward your light (your true self). Firstly to come into your light you have to really get to a felt sense of your darkness in the presence of a compassionate other. I am passionate about the healing that happens whilst staying in the ‘here and now’ moment in  therapy. The key to any recovery or healing is the relationship that is  built up between client and therapist. My own awareness of my inner critic and compassion toward myself models clients to practice this self- compassion  and awareness for themselves. If you feel I could be of support to you on your journey of self discovery I look forward to hearing from you.

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 Limerick:

 

Name : Fiona Clothier
Qualifications: Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy, Bsc.,RPN,RGN.
Accreditation: Pre – accreditated
Code of Ethics: IAHIP
Telephone No: 087-4151412
Address: Oakwood Counselling & Psychotherapy Services 24/34 University Court, Castletroy, Limerick.

Description of Work and Background:

Fiona ClothierI worked for 2 years as a trainee psychotherapist with the student counselling service at the University of Limerick. Since graduating as a psychotherapist I have been working with adults who have presented with the following issues; relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, suicidal idealtion, stress, bereavement, coping with physical illness, sexual abuse, physical abuse, anger management, poor self esteem and post natal depression. My educational and work background is in general and psychiatric nursing and adult education. I have extensive experience of dealing with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues.

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Sligo:

Name : Tina Horton 
Qualifications: Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Rape Crisis Network Ireland Counselling Certificate.
Accreditation: IACP, RCNI
Code of Ethics: IACP
Telephone No: 087 7014335
Address: Sligo Gestalt Counselling, 6 Ardee Terrace, Sligo

Description of Work and Background:

Tina HortonI first started training as a counsellor in 1998 with the Rape Crisis Network Ireland. The experiential nature of this training led me to begin my own personal journey of self exploration and reflection and went on to train with the Irish Gestalt Centre. I continue to work as a therapist in private practice and with the Rape Crisis Centre. I have found Gestalt Therapy to be an effective counselling method both personally and professionally and have worked with issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, sexual abuse, relationship issues, work related issues and sexuality. Throughout my counselling career I am in awe of people’s capacity to grow and change when given a safe, creative space to explore their world. I beleive that everyone has to capacity and reources to heal and grow, sometimes we need support along the way. I offer one-to-one counselling, couple counselling, meditation and personal development groups. For more information about how I work please visit www.sligogestaltcounselling.ie.

I offer one-to-one counselling, couple counselling, meditation and personal developement groups. For more information about how I work please visit www.sligogestaltcounselling.ie

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Name : Hugh Bennett
Qualifications: Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
Accreditation: IACP
Code of Ethics: IACP
Telephone No: 087 7014335
Address: Sligo Gestalt Counselling, 6 Ardee Terrace, Sligo

Description of Work and Background:

Hugh BennettI became interested in counselling after being on a Personal Development Course with the Irish Gestalt Centre. I was and still am fascinated by the way people respond to Gestalt counselling. From my own experience I know how it feels to discover something new about myself and my patterns of behaviour. I feel I bring this excitement and enthusiasm into my work with cleints, along with experience, warmth and humour.                  Since starting work as a therapist I have worked with a diverse range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work realted issues, addiction, sexuality, sexual abuse and bereavement.  I operate on the basis that we all have the ability to solve our problems.  Sometimes we get stuck and need help. I see my role as counsellor as helping the person to see clearly what their situation is and find out how they are part of it. Then we experiment together with finding new ways of facing the difficulty.

I offer one-to-one counselling, couple counselling, meditation and personal developement groups.  For more information about how I work please visit www.sligogestaltcounselling.ie

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Tipperary:

Name : Catherine Long
Qualifications: Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Diploma in Gestalt Therapy and Cert in Behaviour Therapy
Accreditation: IAHIP Accreditation
Code of Ethics: IAHIP
Telephone No: 086 8316583
Address: “Elm Lodge”, Ballylaffin, Ardfinnan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

Description of Work and Background:

CLongI am an accredited psychotherapist. I work in a Private Practice with a diverse client group of individuals and couples. My background is in Mental Health Nursing at both Clinical Nurse Manager 11 and Staff Nurse Grade. During  this time I gained a lot of experience with, Acute, Community and Enduring Mental Health Issues.

 

 

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Name : Patricia browne
Qualifications: Diploma
Accreditation: IGC
Code of Ethics:
Telephone No: 086-2336537
Address: Kilcommonbeg

Description of Work and Background:

Patricia-BrowneFollowing my 5 year psychotherapy training with the Irish Gestalt Centre and graduation in 2008, I took a placement with the Student Counselling Centre in U.L. Student counselling is a primary care service  with clients self referring in the main with the full range of clinical disorders.  I followed this with an internship in ‘Oakwood’ (a private mental health service) run by Dr. Declan Aherne gaining  experience with wider range of clients and general disorders. Subsequently, I moved to South Tipperary where I became part of the team to establish ‘Clonmel Counselling Centre’ and currently practises there in a private capacity. While Gestalt therapy is my main therapeutic practise I also employ C.B.T. techniques, developed while training in MBCT at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practise at Bangor University, Wales. During my practise as a psychotherapist I became aware of patterns of stress in individual people’s lives and became interested in the beneficial effects of meditation on mental and physical health. This interest is rooted in my own practise & meditation background which has contributed to an increased capacity to being ‘present’ in the ‘now’ with clients. I also teach mindfulness courses and workshops in Clonmel, Cahir and Athlone.

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Wicklow:

Name : Paula Carthy
Qualifications: B.A. H.Dip Ed; M.Ed. Dip. Gestalt Gestalt Therapy IGC; Certified Somatic Development therapist, Ruella Frank training NY;  Dip. Supervision DGC.
Accreditation: IAHIP;IACP; Accredited Gestalt Supervisor with IAHIP
Code of Ethics: in accordance with IAHIP and IACP
Telephone No: 01-2723768; 087-6493905
Address: Temenos, 49 Ardmore Wood, Bray, Co Wicklow.

Description of Work and Background:

Paula CarthyI graduated from the IGC in 2001.   I found the training very supportive and enriching.     There was an atmosphere of acceptance and respect for each one which really encouraged us as trainees to blossom and develop to our full potential of what we were capable at the time.   I also trained for three years with Vincent Humphries in the Dublin Gestalt Institute.  Since then I worked for ten years on the training team of the M.Sc in Psychotherapy run by Turning Point, Dun Laoghaire and left that to pursue training with Ruella Frank, Gestalt and Somatic Development trainer based in New York.  I have just completed training in Clinical Supervision with the Dublin Gestalt Centre and am about to start a two year training in the Italian Gestalt School on the Gestalt Approach to Modern Disturbances.  I have found the Gestalt Approach to everything so wholesome and feel that sense of living in the present and exploring the field in a relational way so nourishing.  It is how I work and how I try to live my life.

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Wexford: 

Name Beatrice Barry Murphy
Qualification Diploma Irish Gestalt Centre
Accreditation IACP
Code of Ethics IACP
Phone no 089 4116588
Address Littlegraigue Duncormick Co Wexford
Description of work and background: Psychotherapist. Course Leader of Diploma and Masters in Social Personal and Health Education at Waterford Institute of Technology.

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