Laure Sweeney MIACP B.A (Hons), PG. Dip in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counsellor & Psychotherapist Languages: English and French

Laure Sweeney Psychotherapist at Insight MattersLaure strives to provide a safe, non-judgmental and affirmative therapeutic space in which each individual can explore and reflect on their life experiences; and achieve greater understanding and acceptance of self and others. She operates out of a humanistic and integrative approach to psychotherapy, based predominantly on the unique ability of each individual to make positive transformations and achieve optimum levels of well-being.

Laure’s approach is grounded in Person-Centred and Psychodynamic psychotherapies but also Sensori-motor, Cognitive, Behavioural and Family systems models. She holds a holistic view of healing and works at a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level. She believes in building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship in which one can discover or build on their inner resources.

She offers individual and group counselling and psychotherapy and works with a broad range of issues such as depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, attachment issues, self-esteem, isolation, cultural shock, discrimination and complex trauma. She has a special interest in working with migrants and has previously worked with unaccompanied minors, trafficked victims and torture survivors.

Laure is an IACP, IAHIP and EAP pre-accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, having completed a four-year postgraduate counselling and psychotherapy studies in Turning Point Training Institute affiliated with Dublin City University (DCU). Laure previously graduated with a BA (Honours) in Social Care from the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and has worked with a number of government and voluntary agencies, including the Social Work Team for Separated Children Seeking Asylum and Spirasi. She also facilitates bi-monthly support groups as well as individual therapies for torture survivors.