Training & Accreditation
Sian holds a diploma in community addiction studies. She has also obtained a Diploma of Counselling & Psychotherapy. Sian has completed her BSc Honours in Counselling & Psychotherapy at PCI College in Dublin. She has acquired clinical experience at Cross Care Drug and Alcohol Centre Dublin and Finglas Suicide Network. Sian is a pre-accredited member of the IACP and works under their Code of Ethics. She is qualified to work one-on-one with clients over the age of 18. Sian has worked with a variety of issues, including but not limited to addiction, anxiety, depression, self-harm, relationship issues, bereavement and trauma.
Additionally, Sian is a qualified Reiki Master, learning the art of Usui and Kundalini Reiki. Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative medicine called energy healing. When working, I use a technique called hands-on healing through which “universal energy” is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient to encourage emotional or physical healing. Reiki is an alternative therapy for the treatment of physical, emotional, and mental diseases.
Reiki and traditional talk therapy can work in parallel depending on what the client needs. Perhaps alternating from week to week talk therapy and holistic therapy.
Sian believes that her holistic training bolsters her therapeutic work by bringing core elements of both together. Sian works from a humanistic and integrative approach. Sian draws on different therapeutic models, including psychodynamic, person-centred, and existentialism. Through working with such therapeutic models, Sian can offer each individual a secure, non-judgmental, compassionate and private space to be themselves. Her attitude is relationship-driven, intending to empower the client to trust their inner voice always at the fore. The past is explored, but the work is very much grounded in the present moment. More than anything, she believes it is the relationship between client and therapist that promotes the most remarkable healing — at the same time, encouraging the client to find their meaning in their lives.
Experience & Areas of Interest
Sian has a particular interest in the areas of family constellations, spirituality, addiction, recovery and crises of meaning and purpose.
She also has a keen interest in Shamanism. Shamanism has its roots in many indigenous cultures. The path of the Shaman is the path of the “wounded healer”, to be human is to be wounded. Shamanic wisdom is a factor of everyday life, the periods of birth, death and re-birth are an innate part of our existence. This cycle is echoed throughout our lives as we are continually being born into new experiences and dying to old habits, behaviour patterns and belief systems.
“Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure as Freud believed, or a quest for power as Adler taught, but a journey to find meaning. The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her life” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning.