Qualification: Cian holds a Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy from University College Cork and Turning Point Institute in Dublin. He has undertaken ‘Children First Training’ with the HSE and is a member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapists (IAHIP), where he is a pre-accredited associate. He is committed to ongoing continued professional development and furthering his own approach and knowledge.
Approaches: Person Centered, Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy.
As an integrative psychotherapist, Cian combines a number of different theoretical perspectives including Person Centered, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Humanistic and he also looks at the therapeutic relationship from an attachment theory lens.
Cian is available for short-term solution focused work and long-term work with individual adults.
Cian’s main focus is on the therapeutic relationship between himself and his clients. He feels that when clients are respected and given the opportunity to express how they are, in the present moment and be listened to in an empathic and non-judgmental way within the relationship, his clients experience trust, safety and security, which they may never have experienced before. When this occurs, the secure base has been created for clients to explore and understand themselves on a deeper level, in a safe environment, at their own pace.
Areas of specialism:
- Personal development
- Low self-worth and esteem
- Identity issues
- Relational, physical and emotional abuse
- Stress and anxiety
- Low mood/depression
- Bereavement/grief and loss
- Communication problems
- Lack of motivation
- Transitions in life