Online (from Ireland)
|Face to face video session (GoMentor video session)||USD 240||Book time|
Sometimes in order to embed and generalise new skills people find a face to face session helpful. If you believe a face to face would help you please message me the day before with your agenda for the session, this will allow me to prepare appropriately so that we can make good use of the time.
The most important question to ask yourself in setting the agenda is; what do I want to get from my time in session?
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I'm a psychotherapist/mental health therapist working in Kerry, a fairly remote rural area of Ireland. I'm in private practice but I work under contract for the public Mental Health Services and for TUSLA our Child and Family Agency. Most of the people I meet in practice, are struggling with some pretty significant difficulties like anxiety, anger, depression, suicidality etc. and we work together to achieve fuller and more satisfying lives.
I'm a 3rd wave behaviourist and I'm passionate about what I do and how I do it. ACT, DBT informed and advanced CBT are my bag of tricks and they all share the same philosophy; they're about dealing with what's happening for you right now, learning and practicing new skills to make today and the future better. You are the expert in what works for you and it's my job (not to tell you what to do) but to suggest and teach skills, that have worked for others in similar situations to yourself and to generalise those skills with you. Skills generalisation is taking a skill that works for other people, adapting it to fit your life and helping you to practice it, if you believe it will work for you.
There's a huge range of skills available; Mindfulness (focused awareness), Emotion regulation (learning to regulate our anxiety, our anger, our sadness so that our day works better), Distress Tolerance (coping better when the sh*t hits the fan, by regulating our emotions and attending differently to intrusive thoughts), Interpersonal effectiveness (getting what we want without having to bend over backwards) and many more.
None of the skills are rocket science but they can be difficult to use when we're struggling to cope. That's the process you'd be getting involved in with me. Looking at the situation, looking at your response to the situation, trying to make that response more effective by learning and practicing a new skill.
While in my clinics I'm able to work with people who are struggling with active suicidal urges it's not possible using on online method, if you're in that space at the moment get help locally first and we can engage when you're safe so that your life works better for you.
I'm looking forward to working with you if you believe we'll be a good fit.