Postgraduate Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy, Dip. Counselling Psychology, LL.B., B.A.
|Code of Ethics:||IAHIP|
|Telephone No:||087 9174245|
|Address||49 Shantalla Road, Galway City|
Description of Work and Background:I have a private practice in Galway city and graduated from IGC with a post graduate diploma in 2015. My clinical placement was divided between Pro Consult, Galway; Let’s Get Talking, Galway; and The Dancing Soul, Athlone. I am experienced working with clients who have psychological and emotional challenges (for e.g. Anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, bereavement, trauma, and sexual abuse); as well as those looking for personal development and exploration.
I work from a humanistic and integrative stance, with a background in Gestalt psychotherapy. I believe each person has the potential to grow and the capacity to find direction and meaning in their lives. Approaching therapy through a holistic framework allows exploration of how our bodies support us e.g. through breadth and meditation techniques, and through bringing creativity into therapy work, and when possible using art and symbols to deepen the work. I also encourage my clients to bring their dreams to therapy. I create a space that invites, accepts and is designed for frank probing and revealing dialogue, and which allows clients to express themselves honestly, get to understand their true feelings and work to figure out their journey towards healing.
ECP, Dip. Gestalt Psychotherapy, BSc., RPN, RGN & MIAHIP
Description of Work and Background:In 2013 I graduated from the Gestalt Institute after doing my clinical placement with Student Counselling Service at The University of Limerick. Prior to this, I qualified as a counsellor in 1992 and established a counselling service for families of people with dementia in Dementia Care Trust in Bristol.
My work in the health care sector spans over 33 years: initially as a general nurse, then a psychiatric nurse and more recently as a trainer of health care professionals in the area of mental health. In 1994 I co-facilitated a mindfulness group in Limerick.
I have a European Certificate of Psychotherapy from the European Association of Psychotherapy and am currently undertaking a Master’s in Gestalt Psychotherapy with the Gestalt Institute of Ireland. In my practice I work with individuals and couples, helping them address a range of emotional and psychological difficulties. I have a particular interest in supporting people to makes changes and helping them address what gets in the way of these changes. As the great Civil Rights Leader and African American Author Howard Thurman said: “Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.” I am passionate in my living and have a keen interest in being alive and can live with the many contradictions and challenges life presents.
If you wish to inquire about the possibility of an initial appointment or clarify therapy details and costs, please feel free to contact me directly on my mobile number.
Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy; Somatic Movement Therapist
|Code of Ethics:||IAHIP|
|Address||65 Heathervue, Greystones, Co. Wicklow|
Description of Work and Background:Colette Lynch (P.G. Dip) is a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Somatic Movement Therapist. She currently has a private practice in Greystones Co. Wicklow.
Over the past 15 years, she has also trained and studied in other fields such as Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy, the Naked Voice with Chloe Goodchild and is a qualified DTR (Dancing the Rainbow) facilitator.
Colette is passionate about combining Gestalt psychotherapy and somatic experiencing to bring about real psychological and physiological transformation. She works with low self-esteem, depression, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She interweaves developmental movement patterning into her work to assist clients who are coping with physical pain. Colette has a keen interest in working with dreams through art to explore the wisdom of the unconscious.
She attends regular supervision and continued professional development. She also works as a consultant in the corporate sector helping large businesses manage and implement change.
B.Sc., H Dip Ed, PG Dip Gestalt Therapy, MIAHIP
Description of Work and Background:I have a private psychotherapy practice based in Duncannon, Co. Wexford and also work at the Family Life Service, Wexford.
I provide counselling and psychotherapy for clients presenting with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationship difficulties as well as work-related problems.
I work from a humanistic and integrative approach. In my work as a therapist, I emphasise the importance of the therapeutic relationship, providing a supportive and secure environment for the exploration and development of deeper personal integration. I believe this can be achieved by exploring feelings thereby helping clients gain insight into their symptoms while supporting them to become aware of their options.
Working as a teacher and homeschool liaison coordinator at a post-primary school has given me great insight into the underlying issues of concern to both young people and their parents. I am a trained facilitator in the HSE Family Communications Programme as well as the Parents Plus Programme and have worked with several groups of parents in a community setting.I have a particular interest in working with adolescents and young adults.
Dip. COT, Dip. Gestalt Psychotherapy
|Code of Ethics:||CORU Irish Associations of Occupational Therapist IAHIP|
|Telephone No:||086 8365136|
Description of Work and Background:Claire graduated from I.G.C. in 2014 and has a private practice in Galway city.
She worked for 26 years as an Occupational Therapist and has a wide range of skills and experience working with individuals and groups. Claire works from a humanistic and integrative approach and incorporates the holistic stance to her work. She offers a safe and supportive environment and places emphasis on the client/therapist relationship where the person can explore issues that are affecting them in the ‘here and now’. This work allows the person to explore their potential and capacity and become aware of how they function in the world, leading to a deeper personal wholeness. She offers both short and long-term psychotherapy sessions based on the needs of clients.
PG Dip Gestalt Psychotherapy, H Dip Social Personal and Health Education, Dip. Reflexology
|Code of Ethics:||IAHIP|
|Telephone No:||087 6785523|
|Address||Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford & Rosslare Strand, Co. Wexford|
Description of Work and Background:I am a qualified Psychotherapist/Counsellor having trained for four years with the Gestalt Institute of Ireland. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy and I am a member of The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy.
I have worked in the therapeutic field for 20 years, having trained as a Reflexologist over 20 years ago. I worked mostly using a technique called African Reflexology which is a gentle therapy which allows the client to "open up". Following on I studied Facilitation Skills and Personal Development (SPHE) in Waterford Institute of Technology. I found that this enabled me to bring more of myself to my work with clients. And, almost as a natural progression, I embarked on my training which led me to be a Gestalt Psychotherapist.
I worked for almost 12 years with a Cancer Support Centre, facilitating Bereavement Support Groups, Care Givers Support Groups and working one to one with clients who had a diagnosis or were affected by a diagnosis, of cancer. I have also delivered a parenting programme for the HSE for several years. I teach Mindfulness and Meditation and deliver personal development workshops.
I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space for my clients, where my own humanity can meet theirs, and where we can explore together the many challenges clients bring. I draw from my many years of experience working both with groups and with individuals, which helps me to work creatively and gently with each person who comes to me for counselling.
I work both in private practice and also, in Family Life Services in Wexford.
PG Dip Gestalt Psychotherapy
Description of Work and Background:My name is Mairead Horkan and I am a qualified psychotherapist. My practice Castlebar Gestalt Counselling is centrally located in Castlebar, Co Mayo.
I trained for 5 years with the Gestalt Institute of Ireland http://www.irishgestaltcentre.com. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy and a Degree in Personnel Management. I am a member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrated Psychotherapy.
I work from a holistic, person-centered method following the client’s lead. I provide a private, confidential counselling service and work with individuals experiencing a wide spectrum of difficulties/challenges. I provide a non-judgemental, supportive and safe space.
Alongside my private practice, I spend time volunteering with a number of services. I am working as a psychotherapist in Boyle Family Resource Centre, Co Roscommon and have been there since Jan 2017. I am a trained Rainbow Facilitator working in Castlebar in The Family Centre and I have worked for over 2 years in Tacu Family Resource Centre, Ballinrobe Co Mayo as a psychotherapist.
I have a wide range of experience working with groups and individuals. I worked for 25 years in the retail sector working in HR, Training, and Development before embarking on a life-changing career in Counselling. I draw from my experience working creatively with clients bringing all of my experience to my practice.
I am experienced in helping adults with a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to:
• Anxiety • Depression. • Bereavement
• Panic attacks • Trauma • Grief and Loss
• Personal Growth • Illness. • Stress
• Adjusting to Life Changes • Relationship Difficulties
Working with clients is based on building a supportive and safe space where we can explore together the challenges you want to bring to counselling.
For more details please don’t hesitate to contact me at 0874217201 or visit www.castlebargestaltcounselling.ie.
PG Dip Gestalt Psychotherapy
|Code of Ethics:||IAHIP|
|Telephone No:||087 6452227|
|Address||Private Practice in Limerick City|
Description of Work and Background:From an early age, I've had a strong and enduring passion for meditation/personal development, nature and spirituality. I was born in England and came to Ireland in the early 90's, drawn to the wildness of the land here. This started a transformative ball rolling in terms of living in nature and working with various therapists and showed me first-hand the power of entering into therapeutic relationship.
I trained & worked as a group facilitator for Concerned Persons in an Addiction Treatment Centre. It was here I realised the deep fulfilment I felt from working with others in the service of accessing different ways of responding to life rather than the repetitive painful loops we can sometimes find ourselves in. I attended an Ecotherapy course (on how to access the healing power of wild places) and also around this time I started working with a Gestalt therapist and realised I wanted to work with people in nature. I graduated from the I.G.C. in 2016. During this time I began teaching Meditation and Mindfulness; my Gestalt training supports me in exploring effective ways to offer what I have learned from a lifetime's Practice. Most importantly, Gestalt teaches me the blessing of a non-judgemental attitude, appreciating ALL aspects of myself and by extension to others and what they bring to the session. As I practice being with 'what is', my clients can absorb new ways to be with themselves; ones which raise self-awareness, understanding and engender self-compassion. Making choices and acting from these places creates a fuller, more vital way of living. I am available to teach meditation, bring people to Nature and see clients one-to-one.
Dip. IGC, H.Dip Arts, Dip Training & Education.
|Code of Ethics:||IAHIP|
|Telephone No:||087 9049416|
|Address||Solace, Clone West, Monamolin, Gorey, Co. Wexford|
Description of Work and Background:I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist having trained with the Irish Gestalt Centre. I have worked in the therapeutic field for over 15 years, exploring and working through the lens of a holistic approach. I am passionate about the energetics of a body/mind/soul/environment system. I also worked in the field of Intellectual Disabilities for a number of years. The focus of my work with clients is to increase awareness and through this enable the person to recognise his/her choices in the given situations. I have a great passion for personal development and believe that we never stop learning.
I work within a holistic framework where all aspects of the human condition are engaged with therapeutically. While my approach is predominantly Gestalt, my work incorporates many other modalities. I place enormous value on the Therapeutic Relationship, that is the relationship that is co-created between the client and the therapist.
I provide a private, confidential counselling service to individuals and couples who are experiencing a wide spectrum of difficulties/challenges. I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgemental environment. I work privately from 'Solace', Clone West, Monamolin, Gorey, Co. Wexford (near Boolavogue) and I also work with Family Life Services in Wexford.
Dip IGC, Dip Social Studies
|Code of Ethics:||IAHIP|
|Address||Dublin Gestalt Centre, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2|
Description of Work and Background:I graduated from the IGC in 1999 and trained as a Supervisor in 2006.
For the past thirty-four years, I have worked with families, individuals, couples and adolescents. I have facilitated groups in the following: Parenting, Bereavement/ Loss, Impact of Separation on Adults and Children. I work in a creative and innovative way, using art, meditation and experiential exercises.
I work as a Psychotherapist and Supervisor in The Dublin Gestalt Centre, where I see clients and Supervisees. I also provide supervision to supervisees who are in training as Psychotherapists with adults and children, and who work in a variety of settings.
My work covers a broad range of psychological and emotional difficulties, for example, depression, anxiety, bereavement, separation, trauma and self-harm, and the impact and effects of separation on adults and children. I work from a humanistic and integrative approach, providing both long and short-term therapy.
At all times I emphasise the importance of the client-therapist relationship.
I am passionate about my work, and I feel privileged to be a part of both my clients’ and supervisees’ journey of self-discovery.
|Code of Ethics:||IAHIP|
|Telephone No:||085 8251747|
|Address||Potter's Way, Carleys Bridge, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford|
Description of Work and Background:Nuala is an IAHIP accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist working in a private practice in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Nuala is also a student of the Diamond Approach Teaching Ireland.
She is employed as a Senior Health Promotion Officer with the HSE since 2001 working in and with a broad range of diverse settings and population groups. She has a deep understanding of the complex determinants that underpin our health. Nuala is an advanced facilitator, with a vast experience of working with groups. She started her work with the HSE in 1984 as a general nurse and specialized in cardiac rehabilitation.
Nuala works from a humanistic and integrative approach, working with individuals to provide both short and long-term psychotherapy support as required. Her work covers a broad a range of emotional and psychological issues, such as anxiety, stress, anger, depression, loss and bereavement, parenting, relationships and sexuality, trauma, abuse, self - harm and addiction.
One of Nuala’s strength is her ability to create a safe, supportive and creative space for the client. This is underpinned by her strong belief in the importance of the therapeutic relationship in supporting the client to do their personal work and self-enquiry. She believes that each person is unique and has the capacity to achieve their potential for true contact and awareness both with themselves and in their relationship with others.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org|
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, Co. Westmeath & 5-6 Dublin Road, Naas, Co Kildare.|
Description of Work and Background:Jim is an accredited Gestalt psychotherapist having graduated in 2007 with a Diploma from the Irish Gestalt Centre. He is now a supervisor and member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. Jim is self-employed working in private practice in Athlone, Co Westmeath and in Naas, Co Kildare. Prior to qualification, he has extensive experience working as an army officer.
Jim is convinced that therapy doesn't change the draw of familiar habits, rather change begins with becoming aware of self (our embodied narratives) experiencing self without judgement or excuses and the development of options to manage life is how to enable change.
Jim feels it's an honour to be allowed witness a person's life and meet with the shared purpose of growth of the person.
He believes keenly in his own continuous personal and professional development.
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.
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:Geraldine Brennan is an accredited psychotherapist in private practise in Dublin 6 and Dublin 12, having trained for five years in the Gestalt Institute of Ireland (previously Irish Gestalt Centre).
I have experience of working with clients from a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger, trauma, self-harm and personal growth. 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 of work as a professional in business and 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 me and how I work, please visit www.indublincounselling.com
PG Dip Gestalt Psychotherapy, IGC: Dip Counselling Pyschology, NUI Galway: B.Arts (Psychology), UNSW.
Description of Work and Background:Joan is a fully qualified and accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist with a private practice in Galway city centre. Before setting up her own practice, John worked with Lets' Get Talking Galway and the Student Counselling Department, NUI Galway.
Joan is experienced working with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, problematic relationships, recovery from addiction, bereavement, loss and life transitions.
For more information on Joan, see her website: www.joanlally.com
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.
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
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.
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.
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|