Family Therapist, Child & Adolescent Therapist

Juliette Smith

Academic Background

Juliette has worked as a Psychotherapist since she qualified from UCD/Mater with a Master’s Degree in Systemic Family Therapy (M.Soc.Sc.Psychotherapy).
She completed her post-graduate studies in 1998 and has been working full time as a psychotherapist in various settings since then. Professional Memberships include The Family Therapy Association, The Irish Council of Psychotherapy and the US Mediators Association.

Work Experience

Juliette is an experienced clinician and supervisor, she works with a wide range of psychological issues including trauma, PTSD, childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, work-related issues, bereavement, emotional and relationship issues. Juliette uses an eclectic and integrative approach adopting the therapeutic style that best suits the client. Juliette believes integrating theories leads to a richer, more complex picture of what happens in therapy. Juliette has completed training in narrative therapy which informs her world both professionally and personally. She is also experienced in the area of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Juliette believes CBT can be a valuable way to help resolve psychological difficulties that we can be faced with as a result of life events, life stresses. This approach works particularly well with anxiety and stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder, low mood and depression.

Underpinning Philosophy

Juliette works with all age groups and couples. She works with young people who have experienced depression, anxiety, trauma and loss or other life events and uses a varied and eclectic approach to reflect the therapeutic needs and uniqueness of the young person. Juliette has a warm interpersonal style and enjoys working with all age-groups. Her work with children and teens is adapted to suit the age-group of the young person. Therefore parent’s involvement is one of a partnership but tends to be more individualised after the first consultation especially with the teens. With both adults and young people, a mindful approach means learning to bring compassion to difficulties and meeting them in a creative way so that change can arise. During an art therapy session, you and your therapist are in a process of deepening into understanding together, with empathy, as the process unfolds.

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