Darcy’s interest in psychotherapy actually began with her interest in acting. Playing different characters led to her fascination with the human condition and the fears and desires that motivate our behaviours. After completing her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she went on to do an MPhil in Psychoanalytic Studies at Trinity College Dublin, during which she also volunteered as a crisis counsellor with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. At this point, Darcy decided that she wanted to make psychotherapy her life’s work and she achieved a Distinction in her Msc in Counselling & Psychotherapy from DCTC in accordance with the University of Northampton in 2021.
"I believe that therapy is a space for your self-exploration outside of the demands and expectations of your everyday life. As a Rogerian therapist my main tools are empathy, honesty, and unconditional positive regard. Whether you are looking to heal from past trauma, break destructive patterns, or simply grow into the best version of yourself, non-judgemental exploration of your inner life is an excellent starting point.
Through a humanistic/client-centred way of working, I help clients connect with their own personal truths and experience. This is achieved through active listening and somatic awareness. Being witnessed and accepted just as you are can help you reconnect to yourself, foster self-compassion, and empower you to break habits that are no longer serving you.
I enjoy working collaboratively and creatively with clients, including mindfulness exercises, guided visualisations, and role-plays in my practice when appropriate. I have worked with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, disordered eating, trauma, relational issues, self-esteem, body image, sexual abuse, and anger management."