Trish Johnson

BSc (Hons) Analytical Science
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy, Tivoli Institute

Trish graduated with an honours degree in Analytical Science from DCU and while she worked for many years in the scientific field she was continually drawn to mental health issues and went on to train as a psychotherapist with the Tivoli Institute.  She works with a wide range of psychological issues including early attachment deficits, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, stress, self-harm, self-esteem and confidence issues.  Trish also works extensively with high levels of trauma resulting from sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse in the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

I work from a humanistic and integrative perspective as I believe that no one therapeutic approach holds all the answers in my work with clients.  I draw on many modalities to best meet my clients’ needs in any given session; humanistic, psychodynamic, person-centred, sensorimotor, gestalt, CBT and object relations. 

I believe the therapeutic relationship is central to the work.  I see this relationship, in all its complexities, as the vehicle for change.  I support and gently challenge clients so they can work towards living in a more resourceful and satisfying way.  I see that as a therapist my role is as facilitator; supporting clients in exploring their experiences and struggles in the world as they move towards integration and healing. 

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (MIAHIP)
  • Member Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP)