Patrica is an accredited psychotherapist and a member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).
She works primarily from a Gestalt based perspective and is also trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) which incorporates CBT skills and techniques. Through personal and professional experience Patricia identified a lack of support for struggling adolescents and their families. She furthered her professional qualification with specialised advanced training in Gestalt Adolescent Psychotherapy which focuses on the therapist-client relationship, identifying and appreciating the unique needs and the development process adolescents and young adults between the ages of 12-29.
Patricia previously worked with student counselling service in the University of Limerick and later joined the team in Oakwood Counselling Centre in a private capacity where people presented with a wide range of issues. She also has extensive experience with charity support services, and is co-founder of the Clonmel Counselling Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, where she currently works in a private capacity. She is a skilled facilitator and works individually with adolescents, adults and couples in a variety of clinical settings. In addition to issues such as loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, obsessive thinking, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, self-esteem and identity issues, presenting issues with adolescents include transition from primary to secondary school, bullying, parental separation or mental health problems and developmental difficulties.
Patricia also holds an H.Dip in Gestalt therapy, a Post Graduate Diploma in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
Telephone: 086 2336537