Paddy Hanna holds a BA degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School. He is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (IACP). Paddy has seven years experience. He is a volunteer counsellor with Living Life Counselling Bray and is a member of its Ethics Committee.
Paddy has a particular interest in Dual Diagnosis issues (i.e., dealing with emotional illnesses and addiction). He currently facilitates orientation groups in St Patrick’s Hospital for patients with Dual Diagnosis issues. He adopts an empathetic approach to these issues drawing on his personal experience and professional knowledge.
In helping clients who experience anxiety, depression and/or addiction, Paddy advocates mindfulness and meditation in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle to counteract these difficulties and to help clients to change.
Paddy’s therapeutic approach is integrative, encompassing Humanistic, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic techniques.
Areas of expertise:
- Grief and loss
- Relationship issues
- Anger management
- Abuse issues