Diane O’ Neill

Academic Background

Diane graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from Turning Point Institute through DCU. Diane also has a Clinical Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from Turning Point Institute. Diane has a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from IICP.

Diane previously worked within the construction industry before transitioning into a career in psychotherapy.

Work Experience

Diane has worked in voluntary and community settings as well as in private practice. Diane has worked with clients presenting with issues such as PTSD, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship issues, sexuality, eating disorders, chronic illness, suicidal ideation, loss, abuse, life transitions, family issues, and self-esteem issues.

Underpinning Philosophy

Diane’s approach is humanistic and client centred, therefore her approach is non- judgemental, believing in the client’s ability to heal leading to personal growth. Using an integrative model includes therapeutic approaches such as psycho dynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychosynthesis, and the attachment theory. Having experienced major life transitions and a chronic illness, with Diane’s deep understanding and insight she provides a safe space to therapeutically guide clients with empathy and compassion. Diane believes the therapeutic relationship can create a secure base from which a client can become aware of their thoughts and feelings and explore their challenges helping to achieve their therapeutic goals.

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