Fully-Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Integrative Clinical Supervisor, working full-time for over 14 years in private practice.
John’s approach is holistic, person-centred and integrative and he works from a cognitive (CBT) and motivational psychological perspective. He has a special interest in sitting with people to facilitate personal growth and he meets with them from a place of compassion and non-judgment .
Prior to becoming a professional counsellor and psychotherapist, John enjoyed a successful career in the media industry.
He established Booterstown Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2002. In full-time private practice for almost 14 years, he works with individuals and couples and families and he also provides consultancy and training services to educational and business clients.
He receives referrals from the medical profession, other mental health professionals and support agencies. He has advised and assisted social agencies in establishing anger management programmes.
He also offers since 2007 his many years of practical experience, in a supervisory capacity, to both established and trainee mental health practitioners.
A graduate of UCD, he completed his three-year professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Tivoli Institute. He also holds a Diploma in Integrative Clinical Supervision from the Institute of Creative Counselling and Psychotherapy. John has trained at the Rutland Centre where he completed an internship as an Addiction Therapist and Group Facilitator. He also holds a College Certificate in Sexual Addiction Counselling.
He is a member of the three main associations in Ireland: Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI); Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP); and Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP). He is also a fully-accredited supervisor with ACI, IACP and IAHIP.
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