Approaches: Humanistic Integrative, C.B.T, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.
Karen O’Leary is an accredited member of IACP – Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy – and works in accordance to their code of ethics.
Karen is a Graduate of the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences with a B.A (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy and also holds a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from the L.G.C.B.
Karen is a integrative humanistic psychotherapist. K
Karen places emphasis on establishing a good therapeutic relationship so her clients can explore their problems in a warm and safe environment. In this trusting and safe environment healing is able to take place. Karen believes that each person has the resources and innate strength to resolve their difficulties and live more meaningful and fulfilling lives. She helps her clients to uncover these strengths, resources and aspirations to empower them to implement lasting change in their lives.
Karen also works with children and adolescents. Children find it difficult to express themselves verbally. Through the creative arts mediums such as art, play, sand tray story telling and puppets, children are allowed to express them freely in a safe and caring environment. This allows them to work through painful experiences and upsetting feelings. Creative arts therapy can improve behaviour, self esteem, communication and relationships with family and friends.
In working with adolescents Karen also uses C.B.T, worksheet, relaxation training and coping skills.
Karen O’Leary has experience with the following:
- Anxiety, OCD, panic attacks
- Bereavement and loss
- Relationship issues
- Low self esteem
- Personal development