Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Delphine holds a Higher Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy, both with first class honours, from DBS. Her training was Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Integrative, including an emphasis on Gestalt and existentialist approaches.
She attends regular supervision, and abides by the Code of Ethics laid down by the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), while working towards full accreditation. She attends regular workshops and training sessions as part of ongoing professional development.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Delphine offers an open-minded and supportive context in which people can explore difficult issues they may be experiencing. This can be anything from relationship or family problems, to work issues, bereavement, loss, anxiety, stress, anger, personal crises, life choices, or questions about how to live a meaningful life.
Her approach is person-centred, and she works with each individual in the way that best suits their needs or issues. Her work is also informed by an existentialist outlook and respect for people’s personal choices. Maintaining a mindful awareness of what is happening in the present moment, including embodied awareness, can enhance the therapeutic process.
Delphine works with clients to develop a relationship based on trust, as an important foundation to exploring their own relationship with themselves and with others. She sees psychotherapy as a creative process, and enjoys working in collaboration with people to uncover their own inner wisdom and find new ways of approaching life.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Delphine has worked in counselling and therapy centres in different areas of Dublin with people from many different backgrounds and ages. She is interested in the mind-body connection, particularly in the context of therapy. She practises mindfulness, dance and movement meditation and delivers workshops on self-care. With a background in communications and over ten years in advocacy and social justice work, including in the area of migration, women’s rights and mental health, Delphine brings a strong belief in equality and human rights to her work.