Approaches: Humanistic and Integrative
Joe Donnelly has a BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Cork Institute of Technology and is a fully accredited member of the IACP (Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). He has also completed an Integrated Specialized Tutor Training with the Social and Health Education Project (SHEP), focusing on personal development, assertive communication and stress management. Joe is committed to continuing his professional (and personal) development and is currently undergoing additional postgraduate training in specific therapeutic approaches – Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic Experiencing (SE).
In his work with clients, Joe uses an integrative approach, combining elements of various therapies (including Rogerian, IFS, Gestalt, mindfulness and CBT) to address the issues brought by the client, and to suit the client’s temperament and readiness to explore. Joe’s belief in the values of the person-centered approach informs all of his work. He views each client as having all of the strengths and capabilities to address their issues and to live an authentic, vital and fulfilling life. The work of therapy is then to help the client discover what may be blocking his/her access to these resources, to develop and integrate these strengths into everyday experience and to grow resilience in the face of life’s challenges. The establishment of a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic space is essential in supporting this work.
Joe Donnelly works with adults experiencing:
- Relationship difficulties
- Bereavement and loss