Training & Accreditation
Amy is a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, holding a BA (Hons) degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School. She works in accordance and adheres to the professional code of ethics and practice from the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP).
Amy believes that the most important element of the therapeutic experience is the strength of the relationship between a therapist and client. It is only from a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship that a client can feel empowered to explore his or her own thoughts, feelings and beliefs. From such explorations, a client can begin to heal and make life choices from a new position of increased personal insight, self-understanding, compassion and awareness.
Experience & Areas of Interest
Amy has worked with an array of issues, including, but not confined to depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues, stress, low self-esteem, loneliness, life transitions, sexual abuse, childhood trauma, bereavement, loss and grief. She works from a humanistic and integrative approach, which means she draws on different therapeutic models, including psychodynamic, person-centred, cognitive and existentialism. Through working with such therapeutic models Amy is able to offer an individual a safe, non-judgemental, empathic and confidential space. It is in this space that she works collaboratively with adult clients on a one-to-one basis, exploring a clients issues of concern, along with exploring the areas in their life, past and present that may be causing them great emotional pain.