Research has demonstrated that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for a broad range of problems including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, disordered eating, low self-esteem, anger issues, addiction, and personality disorders.
Compassion and Understanding
A collaborative relationship and working alliance are central to our therapeutic approach. This approach is based on acceptance, compassion, non-judgement, empathy, confidentiality, deep listening, care, respect and the therapeutic relationship.
Expertise and Evidenced-Based Approaches
The Mindfulness Clinic is committed to therapeutic approaches that are researched, proven and effective. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. We have extensive training and experience with these empirically-based treatments and are ready to provide our clients with the highest quality care. We are committed to ongoing supervision, continuous professional development, research, teaching and training.
Humanistic and Integrative
An integrative approach to psychotherapy involves synthesising the best elements from more than one style of therapy in order to tailor the counselling or psychotherapy to the client’s specific needs. The approaches we integrate are person-centred, psychodynamic, gestalt, existential, transpersonal, cognitive therapy with a strong focus on a present moment awareness, and the person of the client.
The following treatments are available as individual or group therapy:
Emotional difficulties (anxiety, panic, depression, low mood, guilt, shame, unhealthy anger, grief and loss).
Relationship problems (sexuality, difficulties in forming or sustaining relationships, work-related stress, dealing with conflict in relationships, family issues).
Self-discipline problems (procrastination, addiction, difficulties in maintaining healthy lifestyle patterns).
Psychotherapy is a talking-based psychological treatment for emotional difficulties in which a relationship is formed between a client and a professionally-trained listener (the therapist). The psychotherapeutic relationship can enable people to find a way through issues of depression, anxiety and stress, to name but a few.
The sessions involve us meeting, talking and listening together with the mutual purpose of paying careful attention to your concerns and gaining a greater understanding of your own particular situation. It is a shared process and the therapeutic relationship is nurtured in a safe, contained and private environment.
We work carefully and respectfully, honouring your privacy, autonomy and independence and your freedom and ability to make choices for yourself. Within the therapeutic relationship you can explore your physical and emotional feelings, your thoughts, behaviours, childhood, development and relationships.
Therapy is an experience where some things may be shared for the first time. All contact within sessions and correspondence will remain confidential. There are some exceptions to confidentiality but these will be clearly discussed at the first meeting.
Please feel free to contact The Mindfulness Clinic by telephone or complete the contact page to set up an appointment and/or ask any questions you may have. Sessions take the form of 60-minute weekly, fortnightly or monthly meetings at the same agreed time and day at The Mindfulness Clinic.
We work on an open-ended basis. The length of the therapy is something we will discuss as we proceed. Our fees are in line with current practice and are available on request. A small number of clients’ attend the clinic on a pro bono basis. You can telephone The Mindfulness Clinic on 087-7989 301 and leave a message on the answering machine. We always endeavour to answer calls within 24 hours.
Like most therapists, I have a 48 hour cancellation policy which I adhere to strictly with the exception of a personal tragedy. Cancellations without notice are charged at the full session fee.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I am accredited with the Irish Association of Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapists (MIAHIP) and I comply with the strict professional and ethical guidelines set out by the IAHIP.
MSt Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, University of Oxford
Post Grad Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), University of Oxford
Grad Dip Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dublin City University
Dip Clinical Integrative Psychotherapy, MA in Spirituality, BA Philosophy.