MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Cert Counselling (NUI)/(MIAHIP)
Louise is a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with an Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy (DCU) and has been working in private practice for several years. She is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and is affiliated to the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) and adheres to their code of ethics. As a practicing integrative psychotherapist Louise believes in the self-determining nature of individuals. She works within a framework of Gestalt theory and Person Centred theory, whilst incorporating compatible theories to build an understanding of the individual as a whole on a somatic, mental, spiritual, social and intellectual level. She believes that through the therapeutic relationship an individual can find a safe, trusting environment in which they can explore both on a conscious and unconscious level how they feel and reflect on their life experiences. Louise believes in each client’s ability to fulfil their potential, their own innate wisdom and ability to heal themselves from within to come to a greater awareness of themselves. Through her work with clients she has been privileged to witness individuals’ deepening insightfulness, self-compassion, empowerment and personal growth. Through both her psychotherapy training and her work with clients Louise has gained an insight and understanding into a wide variety of issues. As part of her MSc in Psychotherapy Louise completed a research dissertation in the area of Childhood Sexual Abuse through which she has
gained a wide knowledge and understanding of childhood trauma. Louise has a special interest in working with issues of childhood trauma and domestic violence, as well as working with couples and groups.
Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Constructivist Psychotherapy and CBT.
Louise has experience of working with:
Anxiety and Stress
Bereavement and Loss
Bullying /Self Esteem
Childhood Abuse (Physical, Emotional, Sexual)
Gender and Sexuality