John is a trainee psychotherapist with a strong background in psychology. He is a chartered psychologist and certified coach who trained in clinical psychology before doing a masters in occupational psychology.
John studied for certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Jungian Studies, and has enjoyed training workshops in Compassion Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
John is currently studying for a masters in pluralistic counselling and psychotherapy at IICP in Dublin (IACP and QQI accredited). He embraces the pluralistic approach, which acknowledges the importance of an inclusive approach to therapy. Here, John and his client engage in dialogue as a way to coming up with the best approach to suit the client.
John is open to considering a variety of different ways in which clients get distressed and, correspondingly, a variety of different ways of helping them. Seeing each client is wholly individual, John is keen to offer each client a bespoke approach to counselling and psychotherapy.
Finally, John’s pluralistic therapeutic approach advocates that both clients and therapists have much to offer when it comes to making decisions concerning therapeutic goals and the selection of therapy tasks and methods. This approach emphasises shared decision-making, and feedback between John and his clients. John is happy to work in a more solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural way, or explore clients’ issues in a more psychodynamic or existential manner.
John has experience in a wide range of issues, including depression, stress, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, relationship issues, and various occupational issues. He is particularly interested in existential issues around finding meaning in life, and uncovering those hidden aspects of our selves that impact our day-to-day functioning.