• BA (Hons) in Psychology – Maynooth University (2012 – 2015)
• Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy – Dublin Business School (2015 – 2017)
• MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy – Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences (ICHAS) (2018 – Present)
Background, qualifications, beliefs, outlook etc.:
Darlene is currently working towards an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy with the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences (ICHAS). Darlene also holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology from Maynooth University and a Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School. Working as a trainee psychotherapist, Darlene uses a Humanistic and Integrative approach to psychotherapy and counselling. This integrative perspective allows Darlene to adapt her approach to the individual needs of each client within the therapeutic space. She believes in working with each client to reach their personal goals for therapy and providing a safe space where clients can discuss their issues with the aim of gaining a better understanding of themselves and bringing about personal growth and acceptance. Darlene uses a Person-Centred approach for the basis of her work with clients and also has an interest in working from a psychodynamic perspective.
Darlene has completed courses in Adult Mental Health First-Aid with Mental Health England and has completed QPR Gatekeeper training in suicide prevention with the QPR Institute. Darlene has experience working with the Samaritans organisation in both Ireland and the UK and has been working with MyMind since 2018.
Darlene is available for both short- and long-term work with clients and works with adults on a one-to-one basis. She is a student member of the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Ireland (APCP) and adheres to the Code of Ethics as set out by this accrediting body. Darlene maintains a high standard of therapeutic practice with clients by attending on-going professional supervision.
Darlene specialises in the following areas:
- Personal Development & Self-improvement
- Family & Relationship difficulties