Roisin Moriarty- Psychotherapist and
Addiction Counsellor (MIACP, MACI).
Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford
I am a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and Addiction Counsellors of Ireland. I graduated from PCI College with a BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am also certified in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Meditation and Mindfulness.
I work from a person centred, non-directive approach, integrating other practices depending on the needs of the client. I hold the belief that every client has the ability to heal and the therapist role is to encourage and facilitate positive change. I also work from a holistic approach taking into consideration the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of the client.
My background is in addiction, mainly in a residential setting with considerable experience working with those affected by addiction and their loved ones. I have also undertaken specialist training in the area of Eating Disorders (Bulimia, Anorexia and Binge Eating Disorder) and have gained considerable experience with the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland.
My earlier career was spent in the private sector particularly in the area of Human Resources and Recruitment, working for both large and small organisations in Ireland and the UK. My background in Human Resources has provided me with a great insight into the various difficulties and challenges an individual can experience in their working environment and the affect it can have on their well-being.
I undertake continued professional development and training in order to enhance my knowledge and keep up to date with advancements in the counselling field. I adhere strictly to the guidelines of the IACP and ACI; providing professional, confidential counselling to clients.
I have recently completed an Advanced Certificate in CBT
Questions that clients often ask…
Counselling involves working with presenting issues that may be causing difficulties in a client’s life. It involves talking on a one to one basis about whatever concerns you may have.The role of the counsellor is not to give advice to clients but to explore what options are available to create change in their lives. A trained counsellor will work with a specific set of skills, to encourage clients to express their feelings, thoughts, emotions and behaviours in a confidential and safe environment. Ultimately, the aim of counselling in to promote positive change and enhance well-being.
Psychotherapy takes place over a longer time frame, focusing on the underlying issues that are contributing to the presenting problem. It works at a deeper level, exploring feelings and emotions .This will help the client to recognise how past experiences may impact on their present behaviours.
Although this can be a painful process the emphasis is on self awareness and healing. In the long term clients can be empowered to make changes that will improve the quality of their lives.
The first session is an initial assessment to explore all aspects of what is contributing to your distress. After the first meeting there is absolutely no obligation to continue however if you do decide to do so the number of sessions needed varies from client to client.
We will discuss this during the first session and decide together what will work best for you. Sessions typically last for 1 hour.
I offer a confidential, safe and supportive counselling service incorporating person centred, solution focused and mindfulness based approaches. I also work from a holistic approach taking into consideration the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of the client.
I work with a range of other issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, body image, suicide, abuse, stress and work related issues.
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