Therapeutic Approach

Focus Counselling and Psychotherapy was established in 1997. Both practitioners are fully qualified, experienced therapists and full members of the Irish Association for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy.

The primary approach of the practitioners at this Practice is as the professional membership suggests, humanistic and integrative. ‘Humanistic’ is a term used to describe the primacy of respect and regard held for all individuals as they engage with the complexities of their human experiences, including their innate potential to change, heal and grow. ‘Integrative’ refers to therapists ability to respond appropriately and effectively to the person at the emotional ,behavioural, cognitive and physiological levels of functioning. The aim is to facilitate wholeness so that the quality of the person’s being and functioning in life is maximised with due regard for each individual’s own personal limited and external constraints.

Central to the approaches of both therapists is to facilitate the experience for clients of ‘being met’ or in other words feeling understood and supported at a profound level. This is arrived at through the provision of a safe and contained environment along with the exclusive, prioritised commitment offered by the therapist. It is also very important that the client feels at ease in relating with their therapist, who throughout the process will focus skillfully while drawing from her expertise and experience in responding to their concerns and dilemmas.