Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy , Mindfulness , Systemic & Family Therapy , Solution-Focused Brief Therapy , Internal Family Systems , Psychodynamic Therapy , Other , Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
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Helena offers integrative, humanistic, existential, and systemic-based talk therapy while coming from a holistic body-centered approach that is based on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR). Sensorimotor Psychotherapy was developed by Pat Ogden and colleagues and is based on Hakomi Therapy. It is a talk-based body therapy that addresses both trauma and inner beliefs that form our responses to life in the present. DBR was developed by the Scottish psychiatrist Dr. Frank Corrigan and is equally a body-centered method to consolidate traumatic memory. The deep understanding of trauma focussed work developed by Janina Fisher, Bethany Brand, and Ruth Lanius, to name a few, is equally a cornerstone in Helenas' clinical work.
Following her retirement from midwifery, where Helena supported more than 1000 women and families clinically and emotionally throughout their transition in pregnancy, birth, and in the first year of the child, Helena completed her BA in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy here in Ireland and an MSc in Psychotherapy Studies from an existential angle at the NSCP, London. She is a certified practitioner for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy with the study of all levels I, II, and III at the Sensorimotor Institute in Boulder, Colorado, US.
Coming from a medical background, she has always been curious about our biological foundations and has studied Autism at UCC to understand the differences of our neurobiological foundations better and the wide field that the current brain science of neurobiology and neuropsychology has brought to the work in psychotherapy within the past 15 years. All these theoretical studies have enriched and supported her practice in psychotherapy and therefore the clients she has the honor to work with.
German , English
● Work Issues, Work/Life balance
● Suicidal Ideation / Self Harm
● Domestic Violence / Abuse
● Personal Development
● Relationship issues
● Self Care
● Sexuality (LGBTQIA+)