William Dunlea

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B. Sc. Counselling & Psychotherapy, Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy

My vision of talking therapy is one where the client is the source of knowledge on their life experience. As client and counsellor, we approach this life experience together with a sense of curiosity, respect and compassion. This person-centred, humanistic approach supports the client to explore elements of their life with a sense of freshness so that they can change and grow in a manner that repositions them at the centre of their life.

The client is always at the centre of the counselling process and their holistic psychological welfare is of utmost importance. Our counselling space is a safe environment where the beliefs and values of the client are respected and their sense of independence and growth are nurtured. I see my role as one of facilitating the individual’s exploration of their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. My integrative training allows me to be fluid in my approach and draw on other schools of psychotherapy as our counselling journey progresses.

I have experience of working therapeutically with trauma, depression, grief, relationship issues, self esteem issues, anxiety, anger management and broader life issues. I wrote my undergraduate dissertation on the subject of depression and suicide in the Irish Adult male and have a particular interest in the area.

I actively engage in continuous personal and professional development. I work with a counselling supervisor to ensure that the therapy I offer is of the highest possible standards. I have professional indemnity insurance.

I am a pre-accredited member of the IACP (Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethics. I am Garda vetted through the IACP.