My general approach is solution focused. Providing practical and easy to implement interventions and strategies for individuals, parents and families.
The practice was established in 2004 and is based in Mullingar. Over the years I have worked extensively with a diverse set of clients with a wide variety of issues. Areas of particular expertise include: anxiety related issues, bereavement and loss, retirement preparation, family dynamic issues, and families and individuals struggling with issues surrounding autism and disability.
This logo represents my belief that if we take any challenge or life issue and break it down into manageable pieces, it is then possible to address it piece by piece and make a positive lasting change.
Many of us will face times of confusion and despair in our lives. During such times it can be almost impossible to see how we can make all the different pieces fit together.
Through gentle guidance, understanding and compassion, therapy makes this possible.
As part of your overall experience I offer clients a free review session 4 to 6 weeks after they have completed a block of work. This length of time allows you to integrate any new strategies, tools or perspectives into your everyday life.
Review sessions are a valuable experience as they allow you to measure your own progress and fine tune any areas you wish.
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I am an honours graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the National Counselling Institute of Ireland.
Relevant qualifications include a BA in Psychology, Postgraduate certificate in Autism Studies and a Dip. In Counselling and Psychotherapy. My work is regulated by the Psychological Society of Ireland and I am fully accredited by the Association of Professional Counselors and Psychotherapists APCP.
On graduating in 2004, I established a private practice and have thoroughly enjoyed working as a person-centered and solution-focused therapist over the years. I am also a qualified Family Systems Therapist and have worked extensively with parents, children and individuals. Additionally, I am a qualified practitioner in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. I am currently pursuing a Masters in Autism Studies.
I spoke with Maria Bourke, the founder of InspirAction, after taking on her 321 Focus challenge in January 2020. In the interview, I share my experiences of the challenge and provide honest insights about the power and results of investing time in your goals and dreams.