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Donna McCabe

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Qualifications:

  • Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Higher Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

Memberships:

  • Associative Member of The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP)
  • Associative Member of The Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP)
  • Professional Member of The Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotheapy (IACP) - pending 
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Donna is currently specialising in adolescent psychotherapy through a Higher Diploma in Gestalt Adolescent Psychotherapy with the Blackfort Adolescent Gestalt Institute.  Donna has worked for many years as a social care worker and team leader working with young people in a residential care setting.  This has provided her with valuable experience in relating to young people around various issues such as school refusal, stress, anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, suicide ideation, anger, substance dependency, identity issues, bullying, separation and loss.  Donna also provides psychotherapy in a secondary school to young people and has much experience in providing one to one therapy to adults in various community counselling centres.

Donna’s core training is in humanistic and integrative counselling and psychotherapy where the therapeutic relationship is central to enabling the client to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the choices they have in their lives.  She also values working collaboratively with parents to help them support their adolescent’s development.  The journey towards adulthood is a unique experience for each individual.  The support of therapy can be helpful to both adolescents, young and emerging adults as they discover their authentic selves. 

In the therapy Donna offers each person a safe, non -judgemental and supportive place to explore the meaning of their struggles.  She often uses sand work to help young people to easily visualise their issues and make sense of what is going on for them. 

Overall the therapy is focused on helping everyone involved to understand the dilemma of the young person and in providing the necessary support to enable their continued development.