JOHN CONNOLLY B Tec.ED, Dip IGC, MIAHIP.
I have trained as a Psychotherapist with the Irish gestalt Centre on their five year training program.The Irish Gestalt Centre was set up in Ireland over twenty five years ago to train psychotherapists.
I received my Accreditation from the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and I work according to their code of ethics. IAHIP is an independent body which has been in existence in Ireland for over 21yrs.
I worked in the Counselling department of the University of Limerick for two years, working with Students from age of 18 to 45 years old, with a wide range of personal difficulties. I then completed an Internship with Oakwood Psychology and Counselling Centre in Limerick where my clients were between 16 yrs to 75yrs of age with a wide spectrum of difficulties.
I now work as an Associate in Oakwood two days a week and I have a private practice in Raheen three days a week. I work with groups in Limerick and Tipperary as well as facilitating group work in University of limerick.
I have experience of working with Anxiety, panic attacks, depression, abuse, post traumatic, stress, Anger management, Loss, Bereavement, Obsessive compulsive disorder, sexuality, gender, self esteem and confidence issues.
I work one to one or with couples and due to my experience and background in education I am confident working with adolescents also. I am also working online with clients who have previously attended my practice in person and wish to continue their work with me although they are now living outside of Ireland.
I aim to support my clients while they become more confident in supporting themselves and becoming stronger in their relationships with others. I use a wide range of therapeutic approaches including Gestalt, Humanistic and Integrative, Choice theory, person centred, and Cognitive Based Therapy.
I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday s in Raheen, limerick and I work Fridays and Saturdays in Castletroy, Limerick.
If you are still unsure of whether I can be of help to you, then why not make an appointment and come in for an initial meeting to see if you are comfortable with me and comfortable with the surroundings. Then together we can discuss how you might move forward from there.