About Kenny Counselling
PROFESSIONAL, CONFIDENTIAL AND AFFORDABLE, COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICE.
The core of the service is you and your needs and in creating a safe and warm environment through unconditional positive regard, acceptance, empathy and genuineness, allowing you the space and time to explore the possibilities of the changes you can make, that will benefit you, and help you move forward.
My training, work experience and any achievement
My experience includes working as a volunteer counsellor and psychotherapist at The Village
Counselling Service (VCS) in Tallaght, for four years. I have worked with a range of issues
including; Anxiety, Depression, Suicide Intervention, Bereavement, Self-Worth, as well as many
I have added to my qualifications and training with certificate in:
Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness, Client Assessment and The Use of Outcome Measures, ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Counselling Skills-NUI Maynooth, Introduction to Child, Counselling and Therapeutic Play Workshop, CBT & Anxiety, as well as other certificates. I am currently a pre-accredited member of the IACP.
What We Do.
Person Centred Counselling
Person Centred Counselling was developed by Carl Rogers, who is regarded as the single most influential psychotherapist of the past quarter century. The approach of the Person Centred Counselling is to help you discover your real self, through the ‘core conditions’ (unconditional positive regard, empathy and genuineness).
Humanistic Therapy looks at the whole person and uniqueness of each individual. Humanistic Therapy believes an individual’s behaviour is primarily determined by their perception of the world around them, that people are not solely the product of their environment and individuals are internally directed and motivated to fulfil their potential.
Choice Theory and Reality Therapy
Reality Therapy is based on the concepts of Choice Theory Psychology. Reality Therapy is considered to have elements of Humanistic, Existential and Cognitive Behavioural approaches to therapy. It is a problem-solving approach focuses on the here-and-now, it emphasises making decisions, and taking action and control of one’s own life.
Mindfulness can be described as paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non- judgementally, and knowing where our attention is and being able to choose where to direct it. Mindfulness can help by enhancing our awareness of our mental chatter of thoughts of the past and pre-judgement of the future, thus stopping us ‘catastrophising’ by allowing us to focus our attention on what we are doing in the here and now.
Individual one- to-one Counselling and Psychotherapy
An integrative approach is used with a combination of therapeutic philosophies including Cognitive and Humanistic. The core of which is creating a safe and warm environment allowing you the space and time to explore the possibilities of change through unconditional positive regard, empathy and genuineness.
Multicultural Therapy can be described as gaining an understanding of the person’s ethnicity, culture and their concerns. The aim is to being flexible and adaptable in finding an approach that is respectful to the person’s ethnicity and culture that will enable them move forward in their lives.
Grief is a universal human emotion that follows the loss of something important. Normally we associate grief with the loss of a loved one, but it can be associated with any loss, such as a job, pet, home or relationship. We all experience grief in our own individual way and it should be emphasised there is no wrong or right way to grieve. Theorists believe that there can be stages in our grieving process. The renowned psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross believes that there are five stages in the grieving process; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
Other concerns & issues I deal with
Concerns & issues I deal with
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