(Bcouns), MACA, MIACP
Psychotherapist and Counsellor Specialising in Sexual Abuse & Trauma Counselling & psychotherapy for adolescents, adults and couples to assist with relationship issues, sexuality, infidelity, addiction, grief & loss. Accredited Integrative Therapist.
Anita holds a Bachelor of Counselling (B.Couns) degree from the University of Notre Dame and is a fully accredited Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) & The Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP). In addition, she was awarded the “Gertie Ewen Award” by the University of Notre Dame in recognition for personal growth development and achievement. Anita’s professional credentials are available on her Linkedin profile.
Counselling and Psychotherapy for adults, couples and teenagers:
Based on a person centred, collaborative & integrative approach incorporating Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused & Family Systems Therapy.
Areas of focus
Grief & Loss
My journey to become a therapist began many years ago in Ireland through my own lived experience of therapy for complex trauma and I completed my training in Australia. I gained valuable experience in the field of addiction, sexual abuse and trauma working with adolescents and adults. I currently work as a Crisis Counsellor and Resilience Academy Facilitator in Pieta House and have my own private practice in The Dancing Soul.
I believe it takes huge courage, to make that first phone call and attend that first counselling appointment and to continue on the journey of self-discovery despite the uncertainty and at times painful process of revealing ones trauma/struggles in order to repair and heal.
I see counselling is an integral part of minding our mental health in todays fast paced society. I am passionate about providing a safe, non-judgemental, compassionate space for clients to experience a professional & ethical encounter of being heard, to be believed, respected, supported & understood. I look forward to welcoming you to your first session and journeying alongside you.