Caroline’s journey began as a secondary school teacher working in a school with students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Caroline observed through her students how trauma, family issues, negative self-image can affect people in the form of anxiety, stress low self-esteem and depression. Since then, Caroline has been determined to help and support clients going through similar issues.
Caroline holds a Higher Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School. Her training draws on several theories and models of therapeutic work. Caroline moves intuitively through these approaches in response to each individual client and their own unique presentations within the therapeutic space. Caroline’s approach to psychotherapy is integrative and humanistic.
Caroline believes the therapeutic relationship to be central and therefore aims to remain sensitive, attuned and therapeutically responsive to her clients’ relational needs. She also aims to maintain a person – centred perspective which respects the inherent value of each person, manifesting an attitude of unconditional positive regard, treating all her clients with kindness and empathy, creating security and accepting them as they present themselves in therapy.
Caroline’s core philosophy as being an integrative and humanistic psychotherapist is being present to the experiences and emotions of her clients so they can further explore their worries, develop their authentic self, reach their full potential and celebrate their growth.