Carly holds a BA (Hons) degree in Psychology from University College Dublin and is a graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Carly holds an I.A.C.P. accredited Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Zestlife College, and also holds a first-class honours Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She similarly holds certificates in CBT, advanced CBT and has completed a number of seminars in suicide awareness and prevention.
Carly understands that, at times, life can be challenging and feel overwhelming. She offers her clients a safe, supportive and accepting environment that is confidential and built on trust where feelings can be explored and coping-mechanisms be strengthened. Carly has experience working with a range of issues including; stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, cyber-pressures, OCD, bereavement, loss and trauma. She works from an integrative model of therapy; incorporating person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT, ACT and Schema Therapy. She tailors her therapeutic approach depending on the presenting issues of each client. Carly works with adult clients in Living Life Counselling Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow and further, has experience working alongside adolescent students within the secondary education system.
Carly believes that no situation is without hope and believes in creating a space where people feel empowered to be their true and full self. She is available to see adult and adolescent clients from the Connolly Counselling Centre.