Delphine O’Keeffe

: Wicklow Street Dublin 2: 087 241 0039Contact

    Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation

    Delphine holds a Higher Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy from DBS, both with first class honours.  Her training was Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Integrative, including an emphasis on Gestalt and existentialist approaches, as well as attachment theory.

    She attends regular supervision, and abides by the Code of Ethics of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), of which she is a pre-accredited Associate. She also attends regular workshops and training as part of ongoing professional development.

    Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach

    Delphine offers an open-minded context in which people can explore and move through personal difficulties or life challenges. This can be anything from relationship or family problems, to work or health issues, bereavement, loss, anxiety, stress, anger, personal crises, life choices, or questions about how to live a meaningful life.

    Her approach is tailored to each client, according to their individual needs. Her work is also informed by an existentialist outlook and respect for people’s personal choices. Delphine works with clients to develop a therapeutic relationship based on trust over time, as an important foundation to exploring how they relate to themselves and others.

    Delphine sees psychotherapy as a unique and creative process through which people can come to understand their true selves more deeply, and lead more fulfilling lives. She enjoys working with people as they uncover their own inner wisdom and find new ways of approaching life.

    Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest

    Delphine has worked in various counselling and therapy centres in Dublin with people from many different backgrounds and ages. She is interested in the mind-body connection, particularly in the context of therapy: maintaining a mindful awareness of what is happening in the present moment, including body awareness, can greatly help with the therapy process. Delphine also has an interest in working with people who identify as highly sensitive, empathic or intuitive. She practises mindfulness, dance and movement meditation and delivers coaching programmes and workshops on embodied mindfulness and self-care, as foundations for authentic living.

    With a background of over ten years in communications and social justice advocacy work, including in the area of migration, women’s rights and mental health, Delphine brings an awareness of systemic inequalities and sociocultural factors to her psychotherapy work.

    Languages:

    Delphine is a bilingual English and French speaker, and can work with clients in both languages.

    Delphine’s fee is €70 per session.

    Articles by Delphine

    Therapeutic Relating Embodied: An Exploration of Psychotherapists’ Experiences of Touch in Therapy:

    Connecting Inwards, to Know your True Self

    Being your own ‘kind-but-firm’ parent

    We are creatures of basic needs!

    Survival Mode or Thriving Mode? Daily Habits for Flourishing

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