MA Equality Studies UCD, Dip IGC, Dip Addiction Studies DBS, Dip Life and Business Coaching ILI
|Code of Ethics:||IAHIP|
|Telephone No:||086 4171912|
Description of Work and Background:Sandra is an IAHIP accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist in private practice in the Dublin Gestalt Centre and in Crannog Psychological Services, Tallaght. Sandra has a background in personal and community development with over 20 years’ experience of working with individuals, groups and organisations across the community and voluntary sectors delivering educational, vocational and personal development programmes, developing community-based services and supporting individuals and families to overcome difficulties in their lives and in their work.
Sandra works from a humanistic and integrative approach, she has a deep belief in each person’s potential for growth and in their capacity to respond to change and find meaning and direction in their life. In her work as a therapist, she emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship, providing a supportive and safe environment for the exploration and development of deeper personal wholeness and integration through awareness in the ‘here and now’. Sandra works with individuals and couples and offers both short and long-term psychotherapy sessions based on the needs of clients. She works with a range of psychological and emotional issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, problematic relationships, addiction, trauma, loss and life transitions.
B.C.L.,Dip IGC, MIAHIP
Description of Work and Background:Mick is an accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist having trained with the Irish Gestalt Centre. Prior to qualifying as a Psychotherapist he worked for many years as a Solicitor owning and managing his own practice. He has a keen insight into the pressures people work under. Mick fervently believes in the Socratic concept that “a life unexamined is a life not fully lived”. He believes that personal development [including examining the relationship one has with oneself and in turn how one relates to others] is the most effective antidote to life’s stressors. Mick facilitates a Personal Development module at a Masters level in Waterford Institute of Technology and facilitates groups designed to deal with domestic violence. He also works with clients in the Solas Cancer Support Centre in Waterford. He has a busy private practice in Waterford working with individuals and groups. Mick is part of the team which delivers IGC personal development programmes.
Mick is a friendly, easy to talk to, Counsellor dealing with anger, assertiveness, anxiety, bereavement, depression, mindfulness, relationship difficulties, self-compassion, stress, sexuality and work related issues.
Dip IGC; Dip Social Work CQSW; Dip in Spiritual Studies; MIAHIP
|Accreditation:||IAHIP(Therapist & Supervisor); Registered CORU Social Work Practitioner|
|Code of Ethics:||IAHIP; Coru Code of Professional Conduct & Ethics for Social Workers|
|Telephone No:||087 8651656|
|Address||Address on request - Practice in Dublin. email@example.com|
Description of Work and Background:I graduated from IGC in 2001. I work one to one as a Psychotherapist and Supervisor with Clients and Therapists in Training who may have a wide range of Personal Issues and a desire to explore their own Personal Development. I also provide Client Psychotherapy & Supervision to those in Psychotherapy Practice. I am a Social Work Practitioner in the Health Care Setting and have the experience of many years in working with a client group who have Medical /Psycho - Social issues eg from the time of diagnosis to living with Chronic Illness, and on to End of Life Care and Bereavement. I work with many varied Psychological and Emotional issues. I have experience in the Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Vulnerable Adult Client Group My preferred work stance is from a Relational Perspective with a belief that there is the healer within each one and the road to access this through Psychotherapy is being facilitated to focus on personal awareness and building a sense of the self. For more information, I am happy to discuss individually with the Client / Supervisee what their needs might be.
|Code of Ethics:||IAHIP|
|Telephone No:||085 1428208|
Description of Work and Background:Ursula is an IAHIP accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist and an accredited counsellor with Rape Crisis Network Ireland. She is experienced in working with survivors of sexual violence, as well as their family members and supporters. Ursula works in a humanistic way working on many issues including depression, anxiety, sexual issues, trauma etc. Ursula is passionate about group work and experienced in delivering workshops on different topics such as personal development and resilience. Ursula brings to her work her experiences of working in the Pharmaceutical Industry along with her skills as a Life Coach. Ursula is currently working as the outreach counsellor for the Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan. She also has a private practice in Sligo working with both individuals and couples. Ursula is part of the team which delivers IGC personal development programmes.
Description of Work and Background:I specialise in adolescence and adult counselling and Psychotherapy and I am experienced in helping my clients with a wide range of emotional and behavioural issues and difficulties in a supportive and comfortable atmosphere. Client confidentiality, of course, is paramount. Some of the issues I have experience in working with are: Depression, Anxiety, Low self-esteem, Anger, Panic attacks, Childhood Trauma, Relationship difficulties, Bullying, Sexual identity issues, divorce, grief, Job loss/Retirement, Sexual abuse, Physical abuse/Trauma, PTSD,Abortion, Stress, Exam Stress, Suicide ideation, Self-harm, Understanding dreams. Life coaching & Feelings of Guilt.
I believe that every individual should be treated with positive regard and in a non- judgemental way. Each individual is entitled to validation of their feelings, appropriate professional therapeutic intervention and a compassionate ear regardless of age, socioeconomic status, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or psychological need. I am fully insured.
|Code of Ethics:||IAHIP|
|Address||Clonmel Counselling Service|
Description of Work and Background:Michael is an accredited psychotherapist, who has a depth of experience and knowledge in working alongside people who present with a wide variety of personal and relational issues. The cornerstone of Michael's practice is built around creating a safe space for individuals who wish to explore such issues as anxiety, stress, anger management, bullying, sexual identity, sexual abuse, lose of relationship, bereavement, self-harm, body image, eating disorders, and trauma.
Michael also works with sports teams and high-performance athletes. His work is unique, in that he supports and teaches teams of athletes, as well as individual athletes in one to one sessions, how to identify and undo the embodied holding of stress and anxiety in their bodies. The unconscious holding of stress and anxiety by athletes is the single greatest contributing factor that leads them to choke, an experience which is the single greatest barrier towards optimal individual and team performance.
Dip. IGC. M.A. MIAHIP MICP IACP
|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 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’.
B.Sc., Dip IGC., IGC Diploma in Psychotherapy Supervision
|Accreditation:||SIAHIP; MIAHIP; MICP|
|Code of Ethics:||IAHIP|
|Address||2 Garden Vale Athlone & 5-6 Dublin Road, Naas, Co Kildare.|
Description of Work and Background: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.”
B.Soc.Sc., MA, Dip. IGC., MIACP.
|Code of Ethics:||IACP|
|Address||18 Brookfield Lawn, Cork City|
Description of Work and Background: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.
BA & MA (Counselling & Psychotherapy), Dip IGC, Accredited Supervisor
|Code of Ethics:||IACP|
|Address||9 Lea Crescent, Sandymount, Dublin 4.|
Description of Work and Background: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 Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy with IGC which I completed in 2012.
Marian O’Donnell Byrne
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Irish Gestalt Centre. Advanced Diploma in Gestalt, Dublin Gestalt Centre. Diploma in Counselling, Northside Counselling Services
|Code of Ethics:||Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy|
|Address||The Healing House, 24 O’Connell Avenue(off Berekley Road), Phibsboro, Dublin 7.|
Description of Work and Background:I 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.
BA (Hons), Dip IGC
Description of Work and Background: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
BA (Psych), Dip IGC
|Accreditation:||Working towards accreditation|
|Code of Ethics:||IAHIP|
|Telephone No:||087 6221604|
|Address||Liosban Holistic Centre, Galway|
Description of Work and Background: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.
Dip IGC, Certificate in Facilitation Skills (SHEP), Special Needs Classroom Assistant Certificate.
|Code of Ethics:||IACP|
|Address||Killorglin Co. Kerry.|
Description of Work and Background:Jackie 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.
Harriet Mc Guigan
BA, Post Grad Montessori Education, Dip IGC
Description of Work and Background:‘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.
RGN, RPN, Bsc., Dip. Psych. (Gestalt)
Description of Work and Background:I graduated from the Irish Gestalt Centre in 2013. Prior to this I trained as a counsellor in 1992 and established a counselling service for families of people with dementia in Bristol. I worked in the healthcare sector for over 32 years: initially as a general nurse, then a psychiatric nurse, following that a trainer of health care professionals in the area of mental health and latterly as a Counsellor in Primary Care. In my psychotherapy practice I work with both individuals and couples on a range of emotional and psychological issues such as: depression, anxiety, stress, sexual difficulties, bereavement, loss, sexual abuse, traumas of various kinds, anger issues, relational difficulties, parenting concerns, existential and meaning of life concerns, poor self esteem and personal development themes. For more information please check out my website: www.counsellinginlimerick.com
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Rape Crisis Network Ireland Counselling Certificate.
Description of Work and Background:I 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 believe that everyone has to capacity and resources 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.
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
Description of Work and Background:I 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 clients, 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 related 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 development groups. For more information about how I work please visit www.sligogestaltcounselling.ie
Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Diploma in Gestalt Therapy and Cert in Behaviour Therapy
|Code of Ethics:||IAHIP|
|Telephone No:||086 8316583|
|Address||“Elm Lodge”, Ballylaffin, Ardfinnan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary|
Description of Work and Background:I 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.
Diploma Irish Gestalt Centre
Description of Work and Background:Following 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 practice I also employ C.B.T. techniques, developed while training in MBCT at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, Wales. During my practice 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 practice & 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.
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:I 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.
Beatrice Barry Murphy
Diploma Irish Gestalt Centre
|Code of Ethics:||IACP|
|Telephone No:||089 4116588|
|Address||Littlegraigue Duncormick Co Wexford|