Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling & Psychotherapy @ Tree of Life-
-A positive first step towards greater wellbeing.
We have been providing counselling in Malahide and surrounding areas for the last 10 years. At Tree of Life you are guaranteed a therapist that is compassionate, warm and a highly trained helper.
Committed to the highest degree of ethical practice & care, our team of professionals is here to provide a safe & non-judgemental environment.
Helping you to reach your therapy goals and empowering you to explore, discover and clarify ways of living more resourcefully towards greater wellbeing. Our team brings an array of qualifications and modalities, including person centred therapy, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); Body centred psychotherapy; Mindfulness, Gestalt, Reality therapy and we integrate this skill set, tailoring our approach to your individual requirements.
Our Service includes:
Our team of professionals is here to provide a safe & non-judgemental environment. Helping you to reach your therapy goals and empowering you to explore, discover and clarify ways of living more resourcefully towards greater wellbeing.
Experiences of Stress, Anxiety, Bereavement, Addiction, Depression, Low Self-Esteem and Relationship issues are some of the many reasons why it may be of benefit to talk to a professional counsellor/psychotherapist. It can be of great support in times of crisis and change.
What is Counselling/Psychotherapy?
Counselling/Psychotherapy is for anybody that may like to discuss concerns, problems or crises with an impartial and objective professional. 'Talk Therapy' encourages greater self awareness and reinforces the healthy aspects of you also.
Both Counselling and Psychotherapy involve the provision of listening, evaluating and providing professional assistance to people who are experiencing personal issues, in order to help alleviate those difficulties. Counselling tends to deal with more immediate issues that may have arisen recently, e.g. bereavement or relationship breakdown. Psychotherapy tends to deal with deeper, more long-term issues that can perhaps be rooted in the past and have links with feelings, behaviours and issues that are on going. Patterns can be developed over time as a way of coping and by becoming more aware of these patterns that are perhaps no longer useful, change becomes possible. The terms for the counselling and psychotherapy approaches overlap and are often used interchangeably. They incorporate the giving of attention and respect in a confidential relationship.
Cost per session: The price per session is agreed with your therapist on initial contact with them or at your first appointment. The standard rate per session is €70 and may be reduced for those for whom the full rate would make attending counselling prohibitive. Student rates are available and trainee students of counselling can also avail of a reduced rate with one of our fully accredited therapists.
Relationship & Couple Counselling at Tree of Life.
Working with couples and individuals, we provide a safe environment where spouses and partners can express thoughts and feelings, which may be very difficult to express in the home or may lead to conflict and further difficulties at home, in a calm, measured and safe environment. This can lead to each party gaining further understanding of themselves, each other, and their situation, which can in turn lead to better communication, an improved relationship and better management of existing difficulties and those that may arise in the future.
Using an integrative approach, our Therapist who has also been trained in "Choice Theory Reality Therapy" uses this therapy as the core of her work with couples. Through "Choice Theory", couples learn the value of adopting a more caring approach to problem solving in their relationship. Facilitated Within a calm, non judgemental and listening environment, couples learn how to replace "disconnected habits" with more connecting habits which allows both parties to identify needs that are important to them as individuals. In turn this helps the couple work out ways to fulfil these needs in ways that are respectful to each other.
Play therapy @ Tree of Life
What is Play Therapy and How Does it Help?
Play therapy is the utilising of a variety of play and creative mediums in a safe environment with a qualified therapist. There are a number of different versions of play therapy to deal with children's particular problems. Play promotes healing and growth and helps children to achieve their potential in life or move towards empowerment and resolution. Play provides an inner sense of competence and control. New decisions, actions and behaviours can be practiced. Art and play are intrinsically valuable as they promote all areas of development. They motivate, engage and stimulate memory, facilitate understanding, promote relationships and build confidence and self-esteem while also being enjoyable and fun.
Julie Coogan BA(hons) Counselling & psychotherapy MIACP Dip. ITEC; 250 RYOS . Julie is founder and manager of Tree of Life centre. She has been a practicing Counsellor and psychotherapist since 2004. Her approach is person centred, integrative and multidisciplinary and she aims to provide a safe, warm, and non-judgemental environment for her clients. She holds qualifications in Social Science & Holistic therapies, Anatomy & Physiology & also an Honours BA in counselling & psychotherapy. Her postgraduate studies include research in Mindfulness, neuroscience and psychotherapy. She is an accredited member of the IACP. Her experience spans across a wide range of presenting concerns, including depression, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, bereavement & loss and in particular anxiety management & recovery. Julie believes real change is possible through the brave and intelligent decision to engage in the process of therapy.
One to one Mindfulness:
A highly specialised one to one Mindfulness programme is now available here at Tree of Life-
Mindfulness is an awareness process that involves the ability to pay attention with flexibility, openness and curiosity to life as it arises at any given moment. It is a practice when cultivated, that enables people to interact with themselves and others through awareness and compassion, handling life’s stresses and challenges with more ease and resilience. Ultimately, it teaches us to accept and respond, instead of react to life.
Aim: The aim of this six week course is to introduce clients to the practice of mindfulness in their everyday lives while simultaneously being held within a psychotherapeutic space. This one-to-one experience fosters a tailored and unique mindful environment.
Outcome: At the end of this course clients will be able to understand how to recognise and handle difficult thoughts and strong emotions within themselves related to stress, pain (including physical), anxiety, fear, sadness and anger etc. They will have developed awareness on the factors that influence and perpetuate much of the patterns of suffering within their lives and have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to make alternate and more life affirming choices within their respective environments.
Cost: This 6 week pilot course costs €233.
Aideen Biggins –BA psych; Dip Counselling & psychotherapy IICP
Aideen has a degree in Psychology from NUI and a Diploma in counselling and psychotherapy with the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (IICP). Aideen has worked with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder, relations addictions, relationship issues, phobias, bullying and anger issues. She creates a positive, safe environment and specialises in goal focused therapy. Aideen is our resident couples/relationship counsellor.
Marie Mulligan-BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy Member IACP
Marie graduated from Dublin Business School in 2011 with an honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. In continuing her professional development she has participated in workshops on Mindfulness, Addiction, Suicide Prevention and Self Harm. Marie works collaboratively with clients using an integrative approach. She is experienced in working with a wide range of issues and has a particular interest in the area of Addiction, Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention.
Sorcha Cahillane is an Accredited Play Therapist working in private practice with children and parents. Trained initially as a Social Worker she has 12 years experience of working therapeutically with children and families. Sorcha is on the Accredited Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists managed by Play Therapy UK and meets their standards on a yearly basis.
Qualifications: Sorcha holds a National Qualification in Social Work and professional membership in Play Therapy Ireland who are affiliated with Play Therapy International. She holds a Masters in Social Work and a Postgraduate Diploma in Practice Based Play Therapy from Christchurch Canterbury University in the United Kingdom.
All of our therapists are associated with the appropriate accreditation bodies and attend supervision on a regular basis as part of continuous professional development and commitment to the codes and ethics of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and the Association of Professional Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Ireland (APCP)
All that Matters. Mind. Body . Spirit
Service available in Malahide and Lusk, Co Dublin. Please call reception on 01 8283992 for an appointment
Low Cost Service: We really feel at Tree of Life that once you make the brave and intelligent decision to attend therapy, you should not be left waiting for an appointment, and cost should not be a factor that causes you to have to join a waiting list. With this in mind, we have a number of Low cost sessions available with our experienced and warm therapists, usually within 72 hours of the initial call. Low cost fees are agreed in the initial meeting & can be up to 50% less of the full cost.
How many sessions will I need? Therapy can last anything from a few sessions to a longer time spent working through the process. We very much believe that you are with us, in 'talk therapy' for as long as it is a rewarding, educational and the process is a period of growth and deeper self awareness. There is no obligation or pressure, ever to continue in therapy once you feel you have reached a natural end. Therapy should not be an additional source of stress. Creating a safe, nurturing, empowering space is what we focus on. Ultimately it is you who will decide how many sessions you need and when it is right for you to finish attending.
For further information or to talk to one of the team, please call reception on 01 8283992.
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Couples counselling malahide counselling lusk Psychotherapy Malahide Counselling in Malahide most comprehensive counselling in malahide. psychotherapy malahide bereavement malahide malahide counelling stress management, addiction, suicidal thoughts, anxiety recovery, shock, trauma, wellness, happiness, sadness, depression, lonliness, relationship problems, separation, family problems. At some time or another we all face difficulties and challenges in our lives. At times these troubles can feel overwhelming leaving us feeling helpless and alone. People seek therapy for many different issues such as Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Loss, Bereavement or issues. At other times people have issues which are deeply entrenched, that have been bubbling away for some time and are now needing help and seeking attention. Talking can help alleviate the stress and help a person learn to cope with their situation in a better way. client in distress to talk about their problems. Clients meet with shared goal of helping the client find a better way forward. Both counselling and psychotherapy aim to provide an opportunity for clients to work through issues in their lives and can be of great support in times of crisis or change. Therapy provides an opportunity to explore, discover and clarify ways of living more resourcefully. Stress, Anxiety, Bereavement, Addiction and Relationship issues are some of the reasons why people engage the services of a counsellor/psychotherapist.There is no clearly defined line between counselling and psychotherapy; both practices overlap heavily with both terms being used interchangeably. Both counselling and psychotherapy involve the provision of professional assistance to people who are experiencing personal issues in order to help alleviate those difficulties. In general, counselling tends to deal more with immediate issues that may have arisen more recently e.g. bereavement or relationship breakdown. Psychotherapy tends to deal with deeper, more long-term issues that may be rooted in the past e.g. a trauma or a serious mistreatment where the effects of such are ongoing.?Any person who is open to exploring their issues and is open to change is suited to therapy. Our service specifically works with adolescents and adults; however, where possible we provide a service for teenagers (13–15). Our therapists are trained to work with clients experiencing issues such as: Sexual Abuse, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Past Trauma or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Addictions. Drug and Alcohol Misuse, Cancer, Bereavement, Self Esteem, Bullying, Motivation, Anger, Relationships and Suicide (thoughts of, or anyone affected or bereaved by suicide).If you feel therapy may be for you then please call one of our therapists to have a no-obligation chat about your situation. Should you then decide to proceed with therapy a first appointment will be arranged. At the end of your first session your therapist will outline a plan that he/she feels best suits your needs. whilst other, possibly more entrenched issues, could require longer term work.asked to commit to an agreed number of sessions on a regular basis (weekly or possibly each second week usually on the same day and at the same time, though this can be changed to suit your specific needs)..Therapy is about you. You have to feel comfortable attending; comfortable with your therapist and comfortable that you are getting the service and support you are paying for.