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Talking with a therapist who actively listens to what you say can help make sense of your experience and find answers that are right for you

Sensible, down to earth and respectful psychotherapy

Fully accredited with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and registered with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)

Comfortable, peaceful and accessible therapy room in Dublin and Blackrock

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About Stephanie

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I am an accredited Psychotherapist with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and a Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

I have particular experience of working with bereavement, loss, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship problems, mood disorders, suicide, self harm, eating disorders, pregnancy related issues, stress, redundancy, sense of meaninglessness, personal development.

In my work, I strive to be warm, real and spontaneous. I will engage with you emotionally and intellectually, whilst also giving you the space to think about life in your own way and at your own pace. I feel privileged to learn about your unique ways of making sense of the world.

I initially trained as a Psychologist in France. Established in Ireland since 2005, I then achieved an Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I did most of my clinical training at Pieta House, centre for suicide and self-harm prevention.
I currently work in private practice at Bloom Therapy in Dublin & Blackrock and I am still involved with Pieta House. I also have an additional 8 years experience in career guidance, life coaching and human resources.

 

 

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The Therapy

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Integrative therapy
Integrative therapy means that I have been trained in different disciplines and have evolved a style of therapy which reflects this whilst being my own.
I would qualify my approach to therapy as being warm, respectful and creative.

My work as a Psychotherapist revolves around four main approaches:

  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Existential
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive

I hold the core belief that each individual has the ability to develop personal resilience and to become a fulfilled human being. Yet at times, negative experiences get in the way of achieving our full potential and at the worst we feel stuck.

During therapy, I aim to provide a safe place where you feel accepted and can talk in confidence without being judged. By enhancing qualities such as choice, creativity and responsibility, I strive to create an environment where you will find your own solutions to the current struggles. This leads to a process of change, which takes place over the sessions.

Integrative therapists believe that no single approach works for every client in every situation. As humans we each think, feel and react in different, unique ways. The relationship between the therapist and the client is a crucial element in therapy. So, once we establish some trust, I can work with you to produce a unique therapy that is suited to your needs.

In practice
Session last 50 minutes and are held on a weekly basis. There are regular reviews of the therapy every few sessions.
Therapy over a period of months rather than weeks often enables you to get deeper self understanding and a greater ability to make meaningful changes to your life.

The therapy will challenge you, but will ultimately respect your unique way of understanding and living your life.

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Fees

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The fee for a session is €70 (including the initial session).

I have a 24 hour notice period for cancellations.

Sessions last for 50 minutes, and we usually meet once a week.

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Contact

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You can email me at stephanie@bloomtherapy.ie or telephone me on 087 6757610 to arrange an initial session in Smithfield, Dublin 7 or Blackrock, South Dublin. I will take some details and text or email you to confirm the session and directions.

Initial session
The initial appointment enables us to decide whether it will be helpful for us to work together. It carries no obligation. We will discuss what has brought you to therapy, what you would like from therapy and the key issues arising from this. The first appointment is a good opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
I divide my time between the practice based at 77 Benburb street, Dublin 7 (Smithfield Luas stop) and Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock.

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