Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Dip Mindfulness-in-Relationships
Description of Work and Background:Kathy McHugh is a Gestalt therapist offering Counselling and Psychotherapy
in South Dublin/North Wicklow.
Kathy is a qualified Psychotherapist with a Post-Graduate Diploma in
Psychotherapy from the Gestalt Institute of Ireland, as well as a diploma in
Mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology from the Karuna Institute in the UK.
She is also a trained support group facilitator for people experiencing eating
As a Gestalt psychotherapist, Kathy believes the work of psychotherapy is to
discover what needs healing from our past, by noticing how it is showing up in
our present. She is deeply interested in exploring the way our life
experiences not only shape how we relate to ourselves and others, but also how it
impacts the choices we make.
Her creative and holistic approach honours both the client’s experience and
her own knowing that therapeutic change happens when both therapist and
client pay close attention to the present moment.
Kathy offers her clients a confidential and compassionate space in which to
explore the difficulties they are facing and discover their own capacities for
healing. She welcomes people who may start therapy because they are
suffering from anxiety, abuse, grief and trauma, as well as relationship
difficulties, life-transitions and low self-esteem/image. She also welcomes
clients who may not have a name for how they are feeling, but know they