Pauline has practiced as a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist for over ten years. She takes a holistic approach to wellbeing and believes in the importance of the therapeutic relationship to encourage healing and growth. Pauline has a keen interest in Mindfulness Based Interventions (MBI’s) and runs Mindfulness Courses for staff in a hospital setting. She has trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and integrates Mindfulness and CBT into her work where appropriate. Pauline has extensive people management skills, having previously worked as a Director and Senior Manager in the Financial Services sector. She works as a therapist and Supervisor in private practice and a Staff Counsellor in an acute hospital.
“I am comfortable working with people suffering from stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, grief, relationship problems, trauma and abuse. I have experience in occupational, and personnel stress and have presented several stress management courses over the years.
When we are suffering we tend to look at all that is wrong in our lives. We can make judgements and assumptions about ourselves or our situations that focus only on the negative. In my work I hold the view that whatever issues might arise, there is more right with us than wrong.
We all defend ourselves in different ways. Many defences are formed early on in our lives and while they may have been needed then, in our adult lives they can become barriers to living in a full and meaningful way, creating negative patterns of relating to ourselves and others. I believe that if we can approach this work with compassion and self-acceptance, this view can become the cornerstone of self-discovery, healing and growth”
- Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP)