Brenda is a qualified Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, a graduate of Turning Point Training Institute and Dublin City University (DCU) (Level 9).
The course is one of the leading training courses in Ireland and is recognised by the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and the European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy (EAIP).
Brenda has worked in a professional healthcare capacity for the past 30 years and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in 1991.
Brenda’s theoretical background is in Humanistic/Integrative psychotherapy while incorporating psychodynamic and cognitive behaviour therapy. This approach to therapy acknowledges the unique nature of every client and allows for a therapeutic approach that best meets the requirements of each individual.
Central to Brenda’s clinical practice is the importance of the therapeutic relationship thereby creating a safe and confidential space from which a client can explore the challenges experienced in life and develop the skills and resources within themselves to deal with these challenges and overcome obstacles.
Brenda works within the IACP and the IAHIP Code of Ethics and Practice. Her work is fully insured and she attends regular clinical supervision in accordance with professional best practice.