Dr. Catherine Gibson
Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Dr. Catherine Gibson, PhD, holds a Diploma in Systemic Therapy from the Department of Child and Family Psychiatry, Mater Hospital, Dublin, and is an accredited member of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland (F.T.A.I.). She has a Masters degree from Trinity College, Dublin, and has successfully completed a doctorate in the area of social psychology at Dublin City University. Catherine is committed to ongoing professional training and supervision and has attended courses in many areas related to her work.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Using a gentle and non-judgmental approach, Catherine’s work aims to help people to find alternative ways to manage areas of their lives where they may be experiencing difficulties. Systemic therapists see clients as co-workers and so she encourages them to draw on the experience and skills they already have so that they can grow in self-confidence and self-belief. She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to explore with clients ways in which they can develop new skills that may be useful in their current situation.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Catherine worked as a secondary school teacher before qualifying as a psychotherapist, after which she was employed by the HSE in a family centre. Her experience in the field of therapy includes working with families, individuals, and couples on issues related to relationships, parenting, family conflict, depression, anxiety, anger management, self-esteem, and stress. Catherine has done further training and has experience of working with same-sex couples as well as heterosexual couples. Catherine does not work with children but works with teenagers from the age of 13 -14.
Catherine’s fee is €60 per session for individuals and couples
Articles by Catherine
Catherine’s Book, Relational Ministry: Integrating Ministry and Psychotherapy, will be available shortly from Peter Lang Ltd and online.