MSc Adolescent Psychotherapy
MA in Psychotherapy.
Higher Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology.
Intensive Care Nursing.
Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Grainne works from a Humanistic and Integrative approach. As every person responds differently to life changes, this approach values their uniqueness and sees the potential for them to realize their true nature and achieve meaning and purpose in their lives.
The therapeutic approach Grainne uses is collaborative, developing a trusting relationship with clients in order to explore their feelings and difficulties. Her many years of critical-care nursing have provided her with the experience to do this in a non-judgmental, supportive and confidential environment. Her integrative approach utilizes aspects of many psychotherapeutic approaches in accordance with the individual client's needs.
Grainne has completed an MSc in Adolescent Psychotherapy, developing a deeper level of understanding and competency in working with adolescents who are experiencing psychological and developmental difficulties. This approach supports adolescent development on an individual basis through exploring with the adolescents or young adults the issues they may find challenging and learning new ways of coping. This enables adolescents to develop resilience in the face of adversity, facilitating change in the way they relate to themselves and others and creating new possibilities for their future. It also involves supporting and working collaboratively with parents where possible.