Psychotherapy comes from the Greek ‘psyche’ meaning soul, so can be translated as therapy for or of the soul, illustrating its deeper nature. I believe we all have an innate ability to heal and that the therapeutic relationship is a vehicle for that healing. Psychotherapy requires a commitment of time to building that relationship and allowing the process to unfold. It is a longer-term commitment than counselling which focuses more on a specific issue in a time-limited way.
Part of my work has been counselling individuals and their families who are at different stages of a cancer journey, addressing the shock and trauma, anxiety, depression and loss that the experience often brings. The area of ‘psycho-oncology’ is increasingly recognised as being essential for treating the psychological self in addition to the physical self in cancer care. For individuals living in Ireland, there are also Cancer Support Centres in many communities offering counselling and complimentary therapies for free or a small donation.
Join me on the farm here in County Roscommon or online via Skype.
Book online or call me on 0860593991