Therapists in Carlow, County Carlow County Carlow, Ireland IE
Registered Psychotherapist, BA (HONS) Psych, H Dip Psychsis, Bsc Counselling & Psychotherapy, MA Cognitive Behavioural therapy
Customised therapy and coaching packages to suit your needs to fit today's changing environment. Take home therapy when you need it.
10 Years Experience
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, mARCHTI
Many therapists focus on what is "wrong" and use 'referring issues' as the starting point. However, current best practice strongly suggests that personal introspection, guided or not, tends to keep the pain of the past very much in the present. If you want to focus on what is adversely affecting you, what better way to keep the brain tuned in to it is staying focused on it. I base my approaches on the very latest findings from neuroscience, and my starting point is often the time when you were at your best, and experiencing high points in your life: by recalling those we not bring great memories into our present focus but we also recreate those wonderful feelings we felt at that time. So, just as you do your best work when you are at the top of your game, focusing on positive rather than negative feelings from the past is a great place to begin work. Just ask yourself if you make your best decisions when you are feeling low. Now compare that to when you have been so buoyed up that you feel all but unstoppable. Most people aren't 'broken'. But they may be side-lined or undermined. Or held back, Stuck, or otherwise constrained by a mismatch between expectations/aspirations and how you feel. The logical bits of the brain don't always align with emotions and feelings. Maybe external circumstances have contributed to persistent low mood. Perhaps your self-esteem took a nose-dive, or you find it hard to cope, or don't feel you're in control anymore. Our thoughts often control us, and our feelings -- and our behaviour often depends on how we feel. So do our thoughts and the associated feelings prevent us from becoming the best version of who we could (and should) be? Are your thoughts stopping you from being the best version of who you could be? I suspect it probably wasn't always like this. I f I can't make you feel better about yourself within 15 minutes then I don't deserve to work with you. Why not let me use my academic background (degrees in anthropology, and a degree in education) as well as decades of experience in psychological support, coaching, education, and psychotherapy to help you? As well as general issues, such as low mood, phobias and traumatic experiences, I also specialise in existential therapy and have an extensive background in the philosophy of Stoicism [not the unemotional/stiff-upper-lip Mr Spock version] on which Albert Ellis' REBT and Aaron Beck's CBT both based their therapeutic approaches. I draw on a broad background in academia, teaching (secondary and higher education), anthropology, philosophy, neurology and psychology which I update continuously. I suspect Neurology and Psychology are boring through the proverbial mountain towards each other but they are still some distance apart. So insights from both are useful. I feel the therapeutic professions tend to over-label conditions too readily and that often means their clients identify with the label. I have a wide range of theoretical orientations and can utilize specialist modalities and interventions that are appropriate for the client. I list specialties below and also include testimonials that describe outcomes that speak more eloquently than any personal statement.
14 Years Experience
Counselor/Therapist, Diploma in Mental Health. B.A. Counselling & Psychometric Testing
Helen Slattery, Tranquility Counselling Services. I am passionate about helping you overcome the issues that can make everyday life difficult. I offer an understanding, compassionate, confidential & non-judgemental service in a safe haven where together we explore the difficulties that brought you to me. We find avenues that help you overcome these difficulties & coping mechanisms to deal with whatever may arise in the future. Allow me to help you become the person you are destined to be. Email me for more information or to set up an appointment.
13 Years Experience
Counselor/Therapist, MIACP, MIAHIP, MPSI, COSRT,
We have 4 physical centres in Dublin and Galway and an extensive online service. All of our therapists are professionally qualified and members of relevant organisations. You can talk to us directly or email us and we can help you identify a suitable therapist.
23 Years Experience
Counselor/Therapist, MBACP (Accred)
My name is Saffron. I am an accredited member of the BACP and have been practicing as a counsellor and psychotherapist for twenty years both within an agency setting as well as within my private practice, where I offer face to face, online, telephone and walk and talk appointments. I have worked with clients across the age range of 14 up to and past the retirement age. The service that I offer welcomes people from all backgrounds in a way which is non discriminatory and supportive. Counselling offers an opportunity to process personal challenges and difficulties within an environment that is supportive and confidential. At times this might include discussing painful and uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, emotions. You are not alone with this as many people experience these at different points of their lives. When this is happening it can be hard to remain in a positive and focused frame of mind. Sometimes people feel overwhelmed and feel unable to continue to cope in the way that they usually could with their life on a day to day basis. One of the ways that counselling can help is by providing a space to process personal, behavioural and relationship issues in a safe and confidential way with a qualified professional. My role is to support you with this process in a way that is non judgmental, free from criticism or giving advice as to what I believe is the right thing for you to do. By working together in this way I am there alongside you as you find your own answers in a way that is right for you as we are all individual and unique and what is right for one person may not feel right for someone else. Of course you don't have to tell me everything about yourself and your life if you are not comfortable with this however you may find it beneficial to be as open and honest as you are able to be.
20 Years Experience