Psychotherapy

Overview

Psychotherapy is a longer term and more in-depth process than supportive counselling. It requires both client and therapist to engage at a much deeper level, to a relational depth. Within the therapeutic alliance, the client can expect to confront and understand many underlying issues that can be a part of, or indeed the cause of their overarching or underlying issues and problems. Psychotherapy requires a courageous curiosity, and needs to be facilitated by a professional practitioner to properly facilitate the process. Remedy Clinic houses professionally trained psychotherapists that practice numerous psychotherapeutic orientations. Clients will find some forms of therapy more suitable for them. To make an informed decision please refer to the short brief on each discipline below, and then follow the link to the practitioners page to find your therapist, by orientation / discipline.

What is psychotherapy?

There are many approaches to psychotherapy including: 

Psychodynamic psychotherapy – Psychodynamic psychotherapy draws on theories and practices of analytical psychology and psychoanalysis.  In psychodynamic therapy, therapists help people review emotions, thoughts, early-life experiences, and beliefs to gain insight into their lives and their present-day problems and to evaluate the patterns they have developed over time. Recognizing recurring patterns helps people see the ways in which they avoid distress or develop defense mechanisms as a method of coping so that they can take steps to change those patterns.Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in a person’s present behaviour. It is a therapeutic process which helps the client to understand and resolve their problems by increasing awareness of their inner world and its influence over relationships both past and present. The process of psychodynamic therapy can create a new self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behaviour.

 C.B.T. – Cognitive Behavioural TherapyCognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts wellness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviours, and thoughts. Unlike traditional psychoanalysis and other psychodynamic therapies, which probe historical content and emotional regulation capacity through attachment theories to understand causes of conflict, CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging clients to challenge distorted cognitions / thinking, and change destructive patterns of behaviour.

Gestalt psychotherapy – Gestalt therapy is an existential/experiential form of psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility, and that focuses upon the individual’s experience in the present moment, the therapist–client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a person’s life, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of their overall situation.

Humanistic psychotherapy – Humanistic psychotherapy emphasizes a hopeful view of human beings and of their ability to be self-determining.  It believes that individuals are fundamentally responsible for themselves and, whilst recognising the difficult dimensions of human existence, it emphasises the ability of persons to go beyond themselves and realise their true nature and potential. 

Reality Therapy – Reality therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on problem-solving and making better choices to achieve specific goals.

Existential Therapy – is a philosophical method of therapy that operates on the belief that inner conflict within a person is due to that individual’s confrontation with the givens of existence.

Integrative Psychotherapy – Incorporates elements from all of the disciplines that an integrative therapist has trained in, and uses theory in a dynamic way to provide a bespoke intervention suited to the clients requirements.

Our Therapists

Our practicing Counsellors / Psychotherapists are professionally trained and qualified and accredited by (or are pre-accredited members of) the prominent accrediting bodies, such as the IACP (Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and the IAHIP (Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Therapy) among others. The professional body members have trained for a minimum of 5 years and upto 7 years depending on their qualification. All practitioners are trained upto the drafted regulatory requirements that will come into effect in the profession in the future. They are also in ongoing case supervision and engage in CPD to keep up to date with current research. Please see each individual therapist’s profile for a more in-depth look at their practice method, qualifications and the areas in which they specialise.

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Our Therapists

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Geraldine Carroll

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Geraldine is a qualified Psychotherapist and holds an MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with University College Cork having completed her tr

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Alia Gomez

Psychotherapy & Psychology & Counselling

Alia is a qualified and accredited psychotherapist who has spent a number of years working therapeutically with adults, adolescents and children. Alia bega

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Maureen Levy

Psychotherapy & Counselling

With a background in the Arts alongside over 25 years’ experience working/facilitating in the areas of mental health, art therapy, education & training, Ma

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Arnaud Bongrand

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Arnaud works on a one-to-one basis with adults and offers a confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment that encourage clients to share their

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Mari Flynn

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Mari is a clinically trained Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst. She has an Honours Degree in Psychology from Dublin Business School, and a M

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Emille Boland

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Emille offers a combination of tried and tested methods of person centred therapy, tailored to individual requirements. These include Motivational Enhancem

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Lilli Klint

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Lilli is a qualified Psychotherapist with a background in the field of mental health care currently working towards MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in

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Robert Lewis

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Robert completed a Master’s in Psychotherapy, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Higher Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Dublin Business S

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Andrei Tcaciuc

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Andrei holds a Master’s degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from University College Dublin and a Master’s degree in Bereavement studies from Royal Colle

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Linda Smith

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Linda holds a Master’s (honours) Degree in Psychotherapy and a Post-Graduate Diploma (honours) in Counselling and Psychotherapy both from Dublin Business

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Breda Farrell

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Breda is a qualified Psychotherapist, holding a first class honours degree from Dublin Business School. She works within the codes of ethics as laid out by

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Erin Price

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Erin Price is a qualified therapist with a BA (Hons) degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School and is a pre-accredited member of

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Declan Gernon

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Declan holds an honours degree in counselling and psychotherapy from Dublin Business School and a post-graduate diploma in psychotherapeutic studies from..

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Richard Mc Donagh

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Richard holds holds a BA(Hons) degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and Psychology diploma from Dublin Business School. Richard is also a Business...

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Eugene O’Reilly

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Eugene O’Reilly is a professionally qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a BA Honours Degree from Dublin Business School. Eugene is a...

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Ruth Dixon

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Having graduated with an honours degree from Dublin Business School, Ruth has gone on to further her studies in the area of Trauma and Stress Recovery...