Brian Lundy, Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Tralee, Kerry.
Do you need professional 100% confidential help and support from a fully qualified/accredited and experienced psychotherapist with any of the following difficulties: Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Personal Development ,OCD, PTSD, Anger Management, Panic Attacks, Relationship Difficulties, Bereavement, Chronic illness, Cancer, Confidence, Phobias, Self Esteem or other difficulties?
Get help and support to find healthier ways of overcoming, understanding and managing your difficulties from a fully accredited and experienced professional Psychotherapist who is based in a large medical centre (Fairies Cross Medical Centre, Tralee) and an appointed therapist for the Gardai, registered with the HSE, Irish Cancer Society and other large organisations.
I work with individuals and small groups.
Making Contact with a Therapist:
You can be referred by your G.P. or other health professionals or you can self refer. People usually select their therapist by recommendation from their G.P., former clients, professional therapy and counselling organisations or word of mouth. Length of treatment can vary from a few sessions to months or years depending on the clients difficulties and goals.
What is a fully accredited Therapist?
A fully accredited therapist is a fully qualified, experienced and trained therapist who has been scrutinized and accepted as fit to professionally practice by their association. The two main professional psychotherapy/counselling accreditating bodies in Ireland are IAHIP (Min. 600 supervised individual client hours) and IACP (Min. 450 individual supervised client hours). Both organisations have data bases of accredited therapists on their websites. They have minimum standards of training, qualifications and supervised clinical practice. It often takes many years of undergraduate training, post graduate training, personal therapy & supervised professional /clinical practice for a therapist to reach the standards of applying, being accepted, and accredited by their association/professional body.
Full accreditation also allows a therapist to put their associations/bodies letters after their name i.e. MIAHIP (Member: Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy), MICP (Member: Irish Council for Psychotherapy) etc. A fully accredited member of these bodies must be fully insured, have supervision and attend specialised professional training to upskill annually to remain a member.
I was also awarded the European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP), by the board of the European Association of Psychotherapy based in Vienna, which requires a minimum of 7 years recognised/approved Study/training and a minimum of 3,200 hours, as well as supervision, clinical practice, personal therapy and professional recommendation etc. This allows me to work anywhere in Europe as a Psychotherapist due to my high level of training.
*Always ask a therapist/counsellor if they are fully qualified & accredited and who they are accredited with i.e. IAHIP, ECP, or IACP, otherwise you may possibly be seeing and paying for an unregistered/unqualified and possibly untrained therapist/counsellor who isnt legally required to work within professional codes of ethics and practices.
Types of theoritical Approaches:
Focused in the present on the here & now, self awareness, self support, a person's unique process, personal growth and maturity, while encouraging self responsibility. Enabling a client to make contact with their inner resources.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy):
Helps a person to develop more self supportive thought patterns and behaviours in a structured and educational way using a psychological and highly researched approach.
Humanistic and Integrative Therapy:
Works by utilising various therapeutic approaches which are appropriate to the clients needs and difficuties, i.e. Gestalt, CBT, Existential, etc.