Peter is an accredited psychotherapist with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). He was trained in Dublin City University (DCU) and holds a graduate diploma in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. He has been working with clients for 8 years and during this time has continued his professional development through further trainings in cultural diversity, the benefits of art therapy, and he most recently completed a certified diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
He is passionate about Mindfulness and followed the training of Jon Kabat-Zinns Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). He believes that Mindfulness is a very effective tool in supporting clients with various mental health issues.
Travelling extensively has raised Peter's awareness of the impact of cultural differences in the counselling room and how important it is to be sensitive to each client's unique background.
Peter's core approach is to see each client in a person-centred way. He supports all aspects of what the client needs from self-care to developing self-compassion and expanding awareness.
He has a keen interest in working with many mental health issues including anxiety and depression, grief and loss, trauma and sexuality. He believes strongly that therapy should be available to all regardless of your situation, as we all at times need support to overcome difficult life obstacles.
He also volunteers for the local LGBT organisation to help embrace and support and educate the LGBT international communities. He advocates for good sexual health and being well informed of the support services available.