Training & Accreditation
Katie is a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a pre accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). Katie holds a BSc (Hons.) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from PCI College, and works in accordance with the professional code of ethics and practice of the IACP.
My approach is integrative and person-centred which draws on different therapeutic models depending on the needs and goals of each client. Rather than a one-size-fits-all model, this offers the flexibility to draw from different resources when working with each unique individual and adapt the work to best fit the particular needs of each client.
The core of my practice is ensuring that my clients feel heard and accepted, and that as a therapist I bring a non-judgmental, open and curious environment to encourage self-development and discovery.
My practice is based on the belief that every person has the capacity to develop deep and authentic connections both with themselves and with others. The first step on this journey is understanding the emotional and physical effects of our own past experiences and how these can translate to our current feelings and behaviours.
I believe that the best work can be done when therapist and client can establish a strong, collaborative and boundaried relationship based on empathy and understanding. This means moving at the pace of the client and meeting them where they are.
My goal is to facilitate self-exploration and provide practical tools which can empower and support clients on their own journeys towards deciphering what best serves their self and their well-being.
Experience & Areas of Interest
Katie has worked with a spectrum of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, self-esteem, substance abuse, relationship issues, loss and grief.
Her early career working in people-focused roles in the hospitality industry has inspired Katie’s empathic and person-centred approach to therapy.
Katie works with a particular interest in the nuances of human relationships and how our early attachment experiences can influence our present actions and reactions.