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About me and my therapy practice
My name is Andrew, and I am a fully qualified, full time professional counsellor/psychotherapist with a proven track record of helping people work through all kinds of problems. I offer a safe and confidential space where you can feel understood and listened to without judgment while I use my skills to help you make sense of life and its problems.
My core training is integrative, meaning that I draw on a broad range of theoretical approaches, ways of working and types of interventions to assist clients with whatever it is they’re struggling with.
I chose to initially train in an integrated approach because I believe that this allows me the freedom and flexibility required to remain open, responsive and fundamentally informed by the needs of the clients I work with, whilst co-creating a treatment approach with them that is as unique as they are.
I have since trained in other types of therapy and intervention which increase my ability to assist clients in more creative ways and enhance this flexibility. I passionately believe that we are all individual and different, and so it’s important for me as a therapist, that I’m able to work in ways that acknowledge and nurture that difference while ultimately respecting the very essence of what makes us everything we are.
I have worked very successfully with hundreds of clients from a wide range of backgrounds. I am highly competent in working with a variety of presenting issues including, but not limited to; anxiety (generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive), depression and low mood, stress, addiction, grief, self-esteem, relationship issues, abuse, self-harm, dissociative disorders, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Experience and Qualifications
In terms of my therapeutic practice, I am trained to Master’s level integrative therapy, utilising a range of models. I work with an individualised perspective, quickly building an open relationship, supporting an exploration of past events that are affecting the client’s current experiences, behaviours and relationships. I also have extensive experience of CBT (including trauma-focused), person-centred therapy, mindfulness and solution-focused therapy.
Deciding upon a counsellor or psychotherapist is no easy task. In all honesty, much of it depends on personal connection.
However, qualifications and experience do play a part. I have:
over twenty years’ experience working within the mental health field
seven years’ leading a counselling service at a leading Occupational Health company
qualifications in Counselling and Psychotherapy to Master’s level
- in excess of 3500 hours clinical practice
- extensive experience of working with both individuals and organisations
- specialist trauma experience including disassociation and recovery that is regularly called upon by the emergency services
- qualifications and experience as a mediator, having worked with some well-known corporate organisations in the North West
- provide consultative support and counselling to social workers/Teachers and related professions to improve their management of emotionally challenging situations
- led and managed a drug and alcohol service for homeless people in Dublin
- provided wellbeing consultancy to a range of organisations in the private and public sectors
- work as a facilitator and trainer in the field of wellbeing and mental health
My first session
My first session
In the first session we will be mainly running through how we will work together which we call our counselling contract. It an opportunity for you to ask any questions and for me to further explain how I work. I will also request some basic demographics and your GP details in this session. The rest of the session will be you outlining your background and what has brought you to therapy. Feel free to contact me with any queries you may have
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Emotion focused therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited