Anne Rackard

Anne Rackard

PG Dip Gestalt Psychotherapy, H Dip Social Personal and Health Education, Dip. Reflexology

Accreditation: IAHIP
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.