Marieke Coogan

Higher Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Masters in Psychotherapy
Professional Certificate in Couples Therapy

 

Marieke has completed a Higher Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Masters in Psychotherapy. She has experience working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, separation & divorce, PTSD, grief and chronic illness. Marieke believes that each individual arrives at their difficulty in different ways and therefore the pathway to healing is an individual one. She focuses on providing a safe, confidential space for the client to explore their own experience of life and their current challenges. Her integrative training means that she has studied a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques including CBT, Gestalt, art therapy, psychodynamic, existential and humanistic therapy, all of which can be tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.

When working with couples, Marieke also uses an integrative approach, drawing on both relational and developmental models. She aims to provide a safe, open space for couples to talk about whatever issues are coming up for them. When couples are stuck it can be helpful to have a third person who can see the situation from both sides and can then guide them through finding new ways to interact and be together. Marieke aims to help couples gain insight into how their relationship works, looking at both the strengths and the weaknesses, and use this knowledge to learn how best to face conflict and difficulty.

Marieke believes that the strength of the therapeutic relationship is an important part of the work of therapy. She aims to build and nurture a strong, supportive bond with each client in order for the sometimes difficult work of therapy to be achieved. Marieke believes that everyone, no matter how difficult their past, can find a path to contentment, and she is passionate in her work in helping to bring about change in each client’s life. She undertakes regular continual professional development and supervision."

Professional Memberships:

  • Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) - Associate Member