Caroline’s Professional Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy ( PCI College and Middlesex University)
Diploma in Counselling and psychotherapy
Child and Adolescent post graduate certificate
Currently finishing Masters Sc in Child and Adolescent.
B.A Spanish, Italian and literature ( La Sorbonne ,Paris)
Former Committee member of the IACP board of the midlands region .
Certificate in compassion focused therapy
HSE suicide intervention skill training
Certificate in relationship counselling
Certificate in behavioural disorders in children
As I trained as a psychotherapist, I spent one year in a placement in Castlerea ( Roscommon women ‘s network) where I helped women who experienced a great deal of domestic violence at every level( physical, sexual and psychological).
As a qualified counsellor, I worked for eight years as one of the first therapists in the Dancing Soul in Pearse Street and in Monksland. I gained a lot of enriching experiences from my clients during those years ,and I sharpened my counselling skills while working with them. I am genuinely interested in delving in the depths of human nature ,and I like sharing my learning experiences with my clients .
First and foremost, I aim to provide a calm and a safe environment where the client can embark on a journey of self-discovery .
I am aware it is not easy for clients to come for the first time in an unknown territory, so I try my best to make them feel at ease. It is their space to explore , grow and meet the self in a non – judgmental environment.
I am not there to “fix “my clients, as I believe they possess deep down the tools to find ways to heal the inner self, hence I am only there to guide them in their journeys, and as a result, help them unearth what was buried within them. Too many lost their powers, their voices via trauma and so on, therefore I help my clients regain their voice and their inner power via various approaches such as art therapy, the psychodynamic approach and also using cbt as a tool. I put a lot of emphasis on helping my clients see the value of building resilience in their lives, a key quality that will help them navigate through the turmoil of their lives.
I resonate also with Carl Rogers‘ words:
“it is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial ,what experiences have been deeply buried.”
Finally, I will end my introduction with the words of Carl Jung:
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate”.
To make an appointment you can contact me on 086 8213961 or message me via the message box at the top of this page.