Counselling & Psychotherapy
You talk in confidence to a professional, who helps you think about your situation. There are different approaches of counselling and psychotherapy, but they all aim to help you understand more about yourself, improve your relationships and get more out of life. The counselling process can be either short term or long term.
Challenges and issues that are generally processed in psychotherapy include:
- Stress Management
- Low Self Esteem
- Panic Attacks
- Workplace Issues
- Family & Relationship Issues
- Sexuality Issues
- Suicidal Ideation & Self-Harm
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
The aim of CBT is to help you think more positively about life and free yourself from unhelpful patterns of behaviour. In CBT, you set goals with your therapist and you may carry out tasks between sessions. A course typically involves 6 to 15 sessions.
- Panick Attacks
In family therapy, a therapist works within the context of family. The therapist explores their views and relationships to understand the problems the family is having. It helps family members communicate better with each other.
- Family & Relationship Issues
- Bereavement & Loss
Couples therapy, can help when a relationship is in difficulty. Both partners talk in confidence to a counsellor or therapist to explore what has gone wrong in the relationship and how to change things for the better. Couple Therapy provides a safe space to explore and learn more about each other’s needs and improve their communication in the relationship. Ideally, both partners should attend the weekly sessions however, the process can still be supportive if just one person attends.
Frequent issues which are dealt with in Couples Therapy include:
- Issues with money
- Frequent conflict
- Substance use
- Emotional distance add Sexual Issues
Clinical Supervision is available for counselling students, and both pre-accredited and accredited psychotherapists. All Clinical Supervisors working from Bath Avenue Counselling Centre are accredited with IACP and/or IAHIP.
Cross-Professional Supervision considers such areas as self-care, work-life balance, productivity and job satisfaction. It further provides a confidential space and an opportunity to discuss the challenges of working in the helping professions, for example, Social Workers, Nurses, Gardaí, Coaches and Teachers.
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media and creative interventions to encourage self-expression and reflection within a therapeutic relationship. The aim is to improve mental health and maintain emotional well-being.
Art Therapy is a non-invasive form of therapy. Words are not necessary for Art Therapy and therefore can be of benefit to nonverbal clients. Through art materials a form of expression is created, bringing forward the unconscious and inner workings of the client. A fully trained art therapist can find meaning in the image, body language, movement, just about anything that happens within a session.
Art Therapy is a way of bringing the unconscious forward and allowing it to communicate. There is no ‘right or wrong’. You do not need to be amazing at art in order to benefit from Art Therapy. It is not about the aesthetics of the work created, but the process and what it may evoke in a client. The art therapist works together with the client to explore their images and reach their own personal understanding and insight.
We offer Self-Help Workshop & C.P.D. Courses
- Parenting Support in a group setting or on an individual basis
- Parenting after separation or divorce
- Workshops in Mental Health and wellbeing
- Stress management in the area of critical incident in the aftermath of trauma to the community and the workplace
- Group and individual Clinical supervision in both the clinical and corporate sectors
Please Contact Us for further information on any of the above.