✓ Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology (Hons) in UCD
✓ Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy in Tivoli Institute
Olivia qualified as a Humanistic and Integrative therapist in 2010. Her background is in Psychology and Social Care work where she has over 15 years’ experience.
Olivia works with both individuals and couples. She works with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, bereavement and other life events.
“As a therapist I place an importance on the therapeutic relationship and trust and work to create a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment for each client. I work collaboratively with the client to gain insight into the emotional and psychological aspects that may be underlying their presenting issues as well as to how once effective coping strategies may now operate as a stumbling block to personal growth.
In my couple work I am interested in how each individual’s early experience, assumption and expectation of relationships impacts how they experience and react in their own relationship. Often couples can become stuck in ways of interacting with each other that are maladaptive. Couple therapy can help to identify and replace this with more positive interactions that allow greater empathy, understanding and intimacy between the couple”
- Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP)