Andrea Holahan


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
00353 1 8026627

Contact Andrea

Therapist - Dunboyne

Dunboyne ME
00353 1 8026627
Contact Andrea for session rate.

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

Monday to Friday 

About me and my therapy practice

Young people experiencing emotional disturbances can find it challenging to communicate or to understand why they feel this way. The process of Child and Adolescent Art Psychotherapy can benefit in many ways as it is relational and fosters consistency and containment. The psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approach of Art Psychotherapy incorporates verbal and non-verbal communication to gain insight into the child's thoughts and belief systems. The focus of therapy is to understand the unconscious material that influences behaviour and emotions in order to foster change and promote healthy psychological functioning.

Practice description

My experience stems from working with the child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and the child and family agency (TUSLA). Both internships offered psychotherapeutic intervention using Art psychotherapy for service users presenting with trauma-related symptoms, attachment deficits, depression, anxiety, ADHD, separation and loss.  I understand how worrying it is for parents when their child experiences psychological disturbances. Symptoms may be fleeting or prolonged and can have a negative impact on the child's sense of self, daily functioning and quality of life. Should you have questions about what steps to take to receive help for your child please feel free to contact me.

My first session

Please contact me for further details. 

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Loss, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self-harm, Trauma

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Integrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Children, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work