Hi, my name is Lisa and I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist here in IOCPS. I am currently also undertaking a masters in Play Therapy. So, as you can see, I have worked with an array of clients, from 3 upwards, in many different environments with many different issues.
I volunteered for many years in The Carlow and South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre as well as Talk It over, a service for bereavement and suicide support and prevention. I currently volunteer with Support after Homicide and Children’s Hospital Ireland. My qualifications include a degree in social studies, diploma in social care and a degree in counselling and psychotherapy, as well as a qualification in child and adolescent counselling and psychotherapy, person-centred relationship counselling and play therapy. I am accredited with IACP as well as pre-accredited with IAHIP and IAPTP.
As a Therapist, I aim to meet clients where they are at in life and work at a pace that suits them. I work in an authentic, confidential, non-judgemental manner integrating different ways of working, but mostly in a person-centred way (i.e. the client is the centre of the therapy, not the condition/issues and they are supported in being involved in the decision making). I like to also provide psycho education to assist clients to understand their issues. I try to incorporate all parts of the client, their spiritual, physical, cognitive and emotional selves.
I am committed to my ongoing learning and regularly update my skills, I have some experience of CPD in mindfulness, CBT, DBT, SFT, suicide prevention and extensive tele-therapy training. I am always deeply honoured to be part of my client’s journey as I understand that taking that first step to counselling can be a very vulnerable one.