John is a pre-accredited Psychotherapist (IACP), a Chartered Psychologist (Psychological Society of Ireland; British Psychological Society), and a Certified Coach. He has attained certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Jungian Studies, and has enjoyed training workshops in Compassion Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. John is certified by the British Psychological Society as a Test User Occupational Ability & Personality, and Forensic Test User.
John has several years of experience in stress management, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, anger management, depression, personality disorder, sleep problems, occupational stress, relationship issues, pain management, amongst others. 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.
John 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.