- Has the counsellor/therapist got sufficient training? Yes: I hold an Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and I am accredited with IAHIP - Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy. This requires a minimum of four years training and a further two years of clinical experience. For more information please visit www.IAHIP I am also accredited with IACP – Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy www.IACP
- Is the therapist governed by a professional body? Yes: I abide by the ethical framework and code of practice of both IAHIP and IACP.
- How does it work and is it right for you? I am a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist so I am trained in the use of different skills and techniques depending on the needs of each individual. These range from the very practical such as CBT to the more philosophical.
The final step is to meet with a therapist to see if you feel comfortable with them. This is something you may feel immediately or it may take a few weeks. Therefore most psychotherapists will suggest 6 sessions to allow time for a relationship to develop between you. This is a relationship based on respect, trust and safety. The decision to come for counselling is not always easy but it can provide the potential for change leading to a more fulfilling, resourceful and contented life.