Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Emma has an MA (Hons) Psychotherapy, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree, and a Higher Dip. in Counselling and Psychotherapy. In addition to her experience in the field of Psychotherapy, Emma has over ten years professional experience working in corporate and not for profit organisations.
She is a fully accredited member of Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), and abides by their code of ethics. Emma attends regular continuous professional development courses and workshops.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Emma is a Psychodynamic therapist, working from a Humanistic and Integrative approach. Some of these approaches include Person-Centred, Gestalt, Existential, Mindfulness, and Psychoanalytic Therapy. Emma believes that the relationship between the therapist and client is the most important part of the therapeutic experience. She aims to provide a comfortable, warm, and open space to talk and develop this relationship.
Stress, anxiety, and despair can arise at any stage of life. Emma believes that psychotherapy can offer a space without judgement to explore these experiences. From there, clients can feel empowered to explore their own beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and to make choices that are right for them.
Emma’s experience has shown that psychotherapy can also provide the skills and tools to manage life’s everyday difficulties and challenges, helping to address feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, worry, and fear. Exploring suitable ways of facing life’s challenges can help to develop resilience over time.
Emma understands that every individual’s needs are unique, and that the therapeutic experience can differ for each person. She therefore works at a pace that is tailored to the unique needs of each individual.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Emma has worked with clients across varied ages and backgrounds, on a broad range of issues including anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, stress, loss, depression, life changes, work related issues, family issues, worry, negative thought spirals, and compulsions.
Emma’s particular areas of interest include: Stress management and the relationship between our thoughts, feelings, and body; The role of culture in our lives, particularly questions about identity and experiences of displacement; Life changes and transitions; The role of relationship in our lives, particularly family and group dynamics.