Niamh qualified in 2012 with an honours degree in Applied Social Studies. Following this she went on to study a Post Graduate diploma in Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapy with Turning Point Institute obtaining her degree from Cork University College. Niamh qualified in 2017 and was fully accredited in 2020 with IACP. Presently, Niamh is undertaking her Masters in Child and Adolescent Integrative psychotherapy with ICCP. She has also undertaken many training workshops in the areas of suicide prevention, Child sexual abuse, effects of social media and online and offline bullying. While also completing training in; Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Adverse Trauma and its effects on the individual, Managing Challenging Behaviour, Child Protection and Children First Training.
Niamh O' Connell
Niamh has worked as a therapist for 6 years and is fully accredited with IACP. She works with many challenges that clients bring into the therapy room. Some of these include; anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal ideation, grief, loss, relationship issues, gender, sexuality, low self-esteem, child sexual abuse, self-harm, and trauma in its many forms. Niamh has also worked in various social care and community settings. She has worked primarily with children in state care for 10 years and their families in residential settings, devising specific therapeutic plans and supporting a staff team in doing so also. She has also experience working with individuals seeking asylum as well as individuals who have been through the penal system. She also has experience of working with many professionals who experience vicarious trauma through their professional practice.
Niamh’s underpinning philosophy is that she incorporates many modalities when working with her clients. This may range from psychodynamic, gestalt, psychosynthesis, CBT but most predominately a Humanistic approach is utilsied. Niamh believes that it is the therapist’s objective to sit with a client and explore what modality suits them. This is simply done by meeting the client where they are at. By sitting together in a safe space, they can begin the therapeutic journey unique to that client.