Dr Susan Byrne is a Cognitive and Behavioural Therapist and an Addiction Consultant. Susan is a qualified counsellor with the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (A.C.I.) and holds a first class honours degree in Psychology and Philosophy from Dublin City University (DCU). She also holds a doctorate in embodied cognition, cognitive psychology and philosophy of language from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM). Susan has a Certificate in Counselling Skills, an advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T.) and a Diploma in Addiction Counselling (A.T.I.). She is also trained in the implementation of Restorative Practices, Child Protection & Welfare issues and Crisis Intervention.
Susan offers a confidential and non-judgemental counselling and psychotherapy service to adults and teenagers. In particular, Susan has a keen interest in working with young adults and has over 15 years experience working both in the private sector and in community development settings with young people from 15 to 21 years of age. Originating from a professional teaching background, Susan has a direct insight into the personal, social and family issues which affect young people.
All of Susan’s clients are treated with integrity, respect, dignity and compassion. She implements the Code of Ethics as set down by the A.C.I. and promotes professional, ethical and best practice at all times with her clients. She also maintains her accredited membership with the A.C.I. by meeting the required criteria of Continuing Professional Development, regular Supervision and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Susan’s therapeutic approach follows the principles of: Person Centred Counselling (PCC), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Reality Therapy/Choice Theory (RTCT). However, Susan also draws from an interdisciplinary approach, where appropriate, so treatment plans are always specific to the needs of her client.
Susan is available for Individual Counselling Sessions, Family Intervention/Crisis Intervention Work, and Individual Skype Counselling Sessions (where appropriate) from the Connolly Counselling Centre.
Some of the issues that Susan can help and support her clients with are:
- Addiction – Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, Gambling, Eating Disorders, Internet etc.
- Anger Management
- Family Relationships– Family Interventions & Subsequent Therapy.
- Stress & Stress Management
- Depression– Reactive, Seasonal (SAD), Clinical, Postpartum, Bi-Polar I & II.
- Bereavement and Loss
- Deliberate Self Harm
- Suicidal Ideation
- Crisis Intervention