Who do I offer Counselling to?
I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and groups. Clients come to see me for a variety of reasons; they may not be aware of what has brought them or they may be knowingly experiencing Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Work Related Issues or Bereavement. I also see clients who are trying to overcome issues related to child abuse, sexual & gender identity and self esteem.
I have specialised in psycho - sexual health and as such I am now one of the few psycho - sexual counsellors working with people in Cork on issues such a sexual dysfunction, gender dysphoria, lack of sexual libido, sexual health, sexuality, intimacy and relationship difficulties.
If you are interested in working with me then get in touch or book a complimentary 15 minute video call with me and we can discuss your needs and wants.
Where do I offer Counselling ?
I work from the following locations on a weekly basis:
What therapeutic approach do I take?
I offer Humanistic & Integrative Counselling. This approach invites people to develop awareness as to what may be preventing them from accessing their own true nature in the inner and outer expressions of their life. It is aimed at the person as a whole: body, feelings, mind and psyche. It invites people through the therapeutic relationship to develop awareness and insight leading to an integration of the internal and external self. It explores each person’s own resources and capacity for self-determination and ability to improve their lives.
The humanistic and integrative theory which I trained in is TA (Transactional Analysis). TA is a model for understanding human behaviour, communication and relationships. It was originally developed in the 1950s by the late Eric Berne, MD. The theory of TA, looks at the structure of personality; transactions, the way we relate to others; time structuring; the psychological “games” we play; and life scripts.
In addition I have training in Reflexology, Holistic Massage, Onsite Massage and Diet & Nutrition which I use in my approach but do not practice on their own.
Dr. Mark Widdowson - What is Transactional Analysis ?
More information on Counselling
Nearly everyone faces challenges and difficulties in their life at some time. But sometimes they can be overwhelming and we feel like we are helpless. Stress over a job, anxiety caused by uncertainty over the future, loss because of bereavement, problems over addiction or difficulties in a relationship are just some of the reasons why people feel they can benefit by talking to a professional Counsellor. Counselling can be offered in several formats, 1 to 1, couples counselling and group counselling.
Counselling is for anybody. It can be of great support in times of crisis or change. Counselling involves the provision of professional assistance to people who are experiencing personal issues, in order to help alleviate those difficulties. Sometimes counselling can also be referred to as psychotherapy. In practice, there is very little difference (if any) between Counselling and Psychotherapy. Some practitioners may choose to call themselves Counsellors, while others – even with identical qualifications – may call themselves Psychotherapists. Traditionally, people offering short-term help to patients or clients – especially those in the voluntary sector – tended to call themselves Counsellors, while people who had trained on a Psychotherapy course, lasting at least two years, would call themselves Psychotherapists. But nowadays this distinction has blurred.