Fiona Smith

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BA, MIAHIP, MIACP

I am an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with both the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).  I am also registered with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP).

Humanistic and integrative psychotherapy is about integrating the wholeness of being. This involves connecting or reconnecting to all aspects of the self: body, emotions, psyche, intellect, spirit and social interaction.  It is about working towards greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and personal growth in order to cope with the dimensions of human existence.

I have training in a number of approaches including person-centered, psychodynamic, CBT, mindfulness, anxiety and stress management, and existential therapy.  I draw on these approaches as appropriate to each individual.

I work with adults (over 18) suffering from emotional and psychological distress. I have extensive experience working with both men and women.  There are many reasons for distress some of which are anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidality, abuse, trauma and self-esteem.  I believe in working with clients in a way that they can build their resources for coping with life and find their own solutions to their problems.

I also provide relationship counselling to individuals and couples.  Couples include: partners (married, cohabiting, single, gay or straight), a parent and adult child (over 18), and adult siblings.  Common issues that counselling can help with are: communication, conflict, parenting, bereavement (miscarriage, difficulty conceiving, loss of a child), family life, loss of intimacy, affairs, separation/divorce, second family, and step-children.