✓ MA Psychotherapy
✓ H Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy
✓ BA (Hons) Psychology
✓ BA (Hons) English & German
Simona is a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). She has extensive experience working with clients from different cultural backgrounds presenting with a wide variety of issues. These include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, sexuality, loss, bereavement, psychosomatic disorders, parenting issues, body awareness, addiction and multicultural matters.
“People can get emotionally wounded in relationships and for emotional healing to occur it may be helpful to encounter someone in a completely safe and trusting therapeutic environment where they are free to express and uncover the causes of stress, disturbance and discomfort. It is for this reason that my work places the therapeutic relationship at the heart of personal growth and emotional well-being.
In the humanistic and integrative approach, we look at the whole person, whose innate tendency, if nourished and respected, drives them to integrate previously disowned parts of their bodies, psyche and soul, to reach a fuller potential.
In therapy, you will be guided to actively explore your experience, past and current, with a view to reaching an emotional understanding of your situation. In this safe, non-judgemental space, vulnerability that needs to be expressed can be expressed, and then you can begin engaging with your world in a more meaningful, positive way.”
Each therapy is tailored on an individual basis and may incorporate a number of approaches including developmental theory (psychodynamic, attachment, intersubjectivity), person-centred therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and gestalt.
In cases where clients are unable to verbally express their personal stories and emotional distress, Sandtray Therapy may also be utilised. This is a non-verbal psychotherapeutic intervention which allows for the expression of deep and personal issues through a symbolic language using miniature figures, placement and sand.
Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP)
Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP)