Karen Martin

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BSc Counselling & Psychotherapy / Dip Spiritual Development, MIACP

People often go through difficult periods in their life and feel the need to reach out to someone outside of family and friends.  Through a wide range of training, I can facilitate a space of healing and safety, to help you work through your process.   Awareness of our own behaviours and responses can help us to find new and healthier ways forward in an understanding and non-judgemental setting.

I work with adults(over18) on a wide range of areas including: grief & loss, relationships, gender & sexuality diversity, addictions, suicidal ideation, conflict, trauma & PTSD, anxiety, depression, communication, phobias, self-esteem, anger management, fertility, health and work related issues.  My counselling approach is based in Person-Centred & Integrative, however I draw on the approach(es) most appropriate to the person I am working with based on a wide range of training.

The greatest quality a Counsellor can bring to therapy is themselves and therefore attending to my own development and the relationship with myself is essential.  I do this with continuous training and development as well as attending ongoing counselling and supervision.

I completed my honours Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy with the Personal Counselling Institute (PCI) in Dublin in 2011.  I also completed a Diploma in Spiritual Development in 2011 with the Brenda Davies International School of Healing & Spiritual Development.  I have also trained in many other areas including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Working with Trauma in Conflict, Contemporary Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness, Shamanic Healing, Group therapy, Family Constellations, and Trauma and the Body.  I am also currently undertaking a European accredited certificate in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reorganisation (EMDR) therapy which focuses specifically on helping people who have been impacted psychologically by trauma and traumatic experiences.

I am a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and abide by the ethics and regulations laid down by them.  I also attend ongoing supervision with a senior qualified and accredited psychotherapist.

Counselling is a 2-way process where we work together.  All the answers to your own healing lie within yourself and I can help you to listen, develop and trust in your own feelings and to make your own choices about what is right for you and your life.  Compassion, empathy, respect, acceptance and empowerment are the cornerstones of the counselling I offer.

The Voyage of Discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” -Marcel Proust