Gestalt Therapy , Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy , Mindfulness , Person-Centred Therapy
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Tara holds a Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Cork Institute of Technology. She is a pre-accredited member of the Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Tara previously holds a degree in Law from UCC, a post-grad in Business Studies from UCD and is a registered teacher having taught complementary health for the ETB (Education and Training Board).
Tara uses an integrative, humanistic approach in her work with clients. She draws from Gestalt, person-centred, transactional analysis and internal family systems theories.
Tara prioritizes safety and the development of a strong therapeutic alliance with the client. She believes that each individual has their own answers within. When given compassionate attention, they develop awareness and insight into themselves and their patterns, and discover that they have choices. In this way, clients find meaning in both their difficulties and their lives.
She is concerned with resourcing and stabilizing the client and thus places emphasis on mindfulness, regulation of emotions and self-care. She is particularly interested in neuroscience and research studies on rewiring the brain for health and wellness. By building new skills, the client is more able to tolerate difficulty, and thus is more resilient.
She believes in focussing on desired outcomes and in tailoring the therapy for each individual. She helps the client to become clear on what they need from therapy. For deep-seated issues, she uses a trauma-informed and body-based approach. She is particularly interested in self-compassion practises.
Tara specializes in the following areas:
Cancer and Illness
Grief and loss
Mindfulness and wellness
● Personal Development
● Relationship issues
● Self Care
● Work Issues, Work/Life balance