Laura McMahon

Training & Accreditation

Laura completed a Degree in Psychology, a Diploma and Master’s Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Master’s Degree in Child and Adolescents Psychotherapy. She is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP) and a pre-accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).

Approach

Laura works from a humanistic and integrative perspective by incorporating a range of different therapeutic approaches and techniques that suit the client’s individual needs. These therapeutic approaches include Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Gestalt Therapy. As Laura believes that the therapeutic relationship is a key element in therapy; she uses a sensitive and empathic approach to provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space which allows individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. She also uses creative mediums such as sand, art, clay, music or play as other ways for clients to express themselves.

Experience & Areas of Interest

Laura has experience of working with children, adolescents and adults with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, loneliness, relationship difficulties, bullying and bereavement. She has a particular interest in and understanding of individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties such as Dyspraxia/DCD, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Sensory Sensitivities/Sensory Processing Disorder. Laura has personal as well as professional experience of Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder. She has carried out research and worked with clients with these conditions and has seen the impact these disorders can have on the individual’s self-esteem, often resulting in anxiety, depression or feelings of inadequacy.

Languages

English

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