Welcome to The Mindfulness Clinic. My name is Gerry Cunningham (CBT Therapist, Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher). At the Mindfulness Clinic, I work with adults, groups, adolescents, schools corporate and community groups. I am here to answer any questions and thoughts you may have about accessing CBT, psychotherapy or joining a mindfulness eight-week programme. So please, get in touch and telephone 087-7989301 for a free 15-minute consultation.
Compassion and Understanding
My approach is based on acceptance, compassion, non-judgement, empathy, confidentiality, deep listening, care, respect and the therapeutic relationship.
Clinical Excellence and Evidence-Based Approaches
I am committed to therapeutic approaches that are researched, proven and effective. My main priority and focus is the therapeutic relationship and receiving client feedback to tailor the therapy sessions to facilitate client preferences by using two simple scales to track and enhance outcomes with a personalised approach via Feedback Informed Treatment. Every person is unique and so is the experience of therapy. I create high quality and engaging sessions specially tailored to your needs that can bring about positive change, hope, and resilience.
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 I integrate are person-centred, psychodynamic, gestalt, existential, transpersonal, cognitive behavioural therapy with a strong focus on present moment awareness and collaboration and partnership through the therapeutic relationship.
CBT is a talking therapy designed to help people manage their problems by changing the way they think and behave. CBT is a practical, skills-based, short-term approach to therapy that has proven effective in treating a wide range of issues including anxiety, chronic pain, disordered eating, low self-esteem, anger issues, addiction, insomnia and emotional regulation. Learn skills and strength-based techniques that focuses on the patterns of thinking and behaviour that are associated with distress or life dissatisfaction. My CBT approach is complemented with additional training from Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and compassion-based approaches.
Psychotherapy is a talking-based psychological treatment for emotional or life difficulties in which a relationship is formed between a client and a professionally trained listener (the therapist). I specialise in working with my clients to create a helpful talk and skills-based therapeutic environment to support expression, learning, coping skills, self-discovery and wellbeing.
I have extensive training and experience to provide my clients with the highest quality care. I am committed to ongoing supervision with the International Centre for Clinical Excellence (Chicago), continuous professional development, research and training.
I work with emotional and behavioural difficulties, relationships and self-discipline problems.
Emotional and Behavioural difficulties: anxiety, depression, low mood, guilt, shame, unhealthy anger, grief, social anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, health anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), phobias, Bipolar, Borderline Personality, trauma and PTSD.
Relationship problems: sexuality, difficulties in forming or sustaining relationships, work-related stress, dealing with conflict in relationships, family issues.
Self-discipline problems: Procrastination, academic-related stress, addiction, difficulties in maintaining healthy lifestyle patterns.
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 situation.
I work carefully and respectfully, honouring your privacy, autonomy and independence and your freedom and ability to make choices for yourself. Within the therapy sessions, you can explore your emotions, thoughts, behaviours, childhood 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 are clearly discussed at the first meeting.
Please feel free to make contact by telephone for a free 15-minute consultation 087-7989 301 or complete the contact page to set up an appointment and/or ask any questions you may have. Sessions take the form of a 60-minute weekly, fortnightly or monthly meetings at The Mindfulness Clinic.
I work on an open-ended basis. The length of therapy is something we will discuss as we proceed. My fees are €70 per hour and credit/debit card facilities are available. 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. I will return a telephone call within 24 hours.
Like most therapists, I have a 24-hour cancellation policy which I adhere to strictly unless there are extenuating circumstances. Cancellations without notice are charged at the full session fee.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Mindfulness Teacher. I am accredited with the Irish Association of Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapists (MIAHIP) and the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). I comply with the strict professional and ethical guidelines set out by both accreditation bodies.
I have been extensively trained in Mindfulness-Based Approaches and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I trained for four years at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford (Masters in MCBT and PG Diploma in CBT). My Psychotherapy training includes a four-year Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Dublin City University) and three years training in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Cambridge, M. Ed).
I hold a Masters in Spirituality, BA in Philosophy, and a Diploma in Clinical Supervision. I am currently pursuing research interests at the University of Oxford and training and supervision at The International Centre for Clinical Excellence (Chicago).