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Auburn

Counselling

& Psychotherapy

Noli Temere - "Do not be Afraid"

WHY AUBURN COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPy

WHY AUBURN COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

New Project

Auburn Counselling & Psychotherapy is providing phone and video conferencing sessions for the duration of the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Are you perhaps feeling overwhelmed by worries or experiencing anxiety or depression? Have you perhaps recently lost your job or a loved one or are you feeling unable to cope with financial pressures or relationship problems? Perhaps you have concerns about your identity or sexuality which you have not felt able to share with anyone to date or are having issues with food, alcohol or other substances.

In Auburn Counselling and Psychotherapy we offer you the opportunity to talk about your worries and concerns in a totally safe, confidential and non-judgemental setting, allowing you with the assistance of the therapist to explore ways of alleviating your symptoms so that your problems will not weigh so heavily on you in the future.

 
Many research studies have demonstrated that psychotherapy or talk therapy is effective in treating depression and relieving symptoms experienced by individuals who suffer from depression. While a past history of depression increases the risk of future episodes, there is evidence that psychotherapy may lessen the chance of recurrence. (American Psychological Association, 2015)

Care

We understand that taking the decision to see a counsellor or psychotherapist can be a difficult one. We give of our best at all times and want you to know that you need not face your problems on your own.

Confidentiality

We provide a secure place in which you can explore your worries and concerns in a confidential setting.

Client Centered

This is the one place on earth which is entirely about you. We are guided by the needs and concerns of each person attending and our approach is empathetic and non-judgemental.

Care

We understand that taking the decision to see a counsellor or psychotherapist can be a difficult one. We give of our best at all times and want you to know that you need not face your problems on your own.

Confidentiality

We provide a secure place in which you can explore your worries and concerns in a confidential setting.

Client Centered

This is the one place on earth which is entirely about you. We are guided by the needs and concerns of each person attending and our approach is empathetic and non-judgemental.

FOUNDER

Pauline O' Connell. M Sc, ICP, Registered Practitioner APPI

Psychotherapist

I am a fully accredited psychotherapist and hold an M Sc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from Trinity College Dublin and a B Ed from St Patricks College, Drumcondra. I have extensive experience in working with people.

I founded Auburn Counselling and Psychotherapy  because I want to provide a pragmatic and effective approach to counselling and psychotherapy which is tailored to the individual needs of each person attending. I work in a one-to-one relationship with the client in a confidential and safe setting, working to develop the client’s own self-awareness and by doing so assist each individual in finding their own way forward through their difficulties. As a therapist I am guided by the needs and concerns of the person attending for therapy.

New Project (2)

I work with adult clients helping them deal with a wide range of issues. My areas of expertise
include anxiety and depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, eating disorders, obsessional thoughts and behaviour, panic attacks, infertility, sexual abuse, trauma and PTSD, personal and work related challenges and questions of identity and sexuality.

I am a member of APPI, the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland and the ICP, The Irish Council of Psychotherapy and abide by their Code of Ethics. I am fully insured and consider my own continual academic and personal development as essential to the effective conduct of my practice. 

 I am also professionally certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

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FOUNDER

Pauline O' Connell. M Sc, ICP, Registered Practitioner APPI

Psychotherapist

I am a fully accredited psychotherapist and hold an M Sc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from Trinity College Dublin and a B Ed from St Patricks College, Drumcondra. I have extensive experience in working with people.

I founded Auburn Counselling and Psychotherapy  because I want to provide a pragmatic and effective approach to counselling and psychotherapy which is tailored to the individual needs of each person attending. I work in a one-to-one relationship with the client in a confidential and safe setting, working to develop the client’s own self-awareness and by doing so assist each individual in finding their own way forward through their difficulties. As a therapist I am guided by the needs and concerns of the person attending for therapy.

I work with adult clients helping them deal with a wide range of issues. My areas of expertise
include anxiety and depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, eating disorders, obsessional thoughts and behaviour, panic attacks, infertility, sexual abuse, trauma and PTSD, personal and work related challenges and questions of identity and sexuality.

I am a member of APPI, the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland and the ICP, The Irish Council of Psychotherapy and abide by their Code of Ethics. I am fully insured and consider my own continual academic and personal development as essential to the effective conduct of my practice. 

 I am also professionally certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

OUR SERVICES

Psychotherapy

What is Psychotherapy and how can it help me?

Symptoms

What are the reasons people seek help?

Code of Ethics

“The therapist shall hold the interest and welfare of those in receipt of her services as paramount at all times”. (APPI 1999)

Psychotherapy

What is Psychotherapy and how can it help me?

Symptoms

What are the reasons people seek help?

Code of Ethics

“The therapist shall hold the interest and welfare of those in receipt of her services as paramount at all times”. (APPI 1999)

FAQs

Why would I visit a psychotherapist?

It is not unusual to feel unhappy or depressed either from time to time or for a sustained period. Unexpected life events in the here and now can throw our lives into disarray or life events from the past can exert a negative influence on our health and well-being in the present. These unwanted thoughts, feelings and circumstances can significantly impact our ability to cope with the day to day and our mental health can be tested to the extreme with feelings of isolation, depression, hopelessness and anxiety.
Talking to a professional, in a safe, non-judgemental environment about thoughts and feelings can significantly ease emotional and psychological distress.
Speaking with a professional is not like speaking with family and friends who may often assume to know what is right for someone. At Auburn Counselling and Psychotherapy we have undergone educational and clinical training and are experienced in gently accompanying clients to a place of greater self-awareness and understanding. This in turn can lead to a greater sense of well-being can all be experienced.

How often do I go?

Sessions normally take place once weekly for 45 minutes. Weekly attendance is important for therapy to progress.

The frequency and length of sessions will be agreed, jointly, between client and therapist and some clients may attend shorter sessions more than once per week.

What are the fees?

All fees will be agreed in advance of commencement of treatment between the client and therapist. Auburn Counselling and Psychotherapy are happy to access each case on an individual basis and will take personal circumstances into account when agreeing the fee for sessions, particularly in cases where the client attends more than one session per week.
Payment is taken at the end of each session by the therapist.
For clinical as well as financial reasons, missed sessions, with less than 24 hours – notice, are paid for in full. Where possible an alternative appointment will be offered.
All initial consultations: €60
Individual sessions: €60 for 45 minutes

What will happen in the first session?

The first session will last up to 50 minutes. The client will be asked by their therapist to talk about what has brought them to the clinic; the issues that are troubling them. Most importantly however, the client will be invited to talk about anything that they themselves consider important.

How long does therapy take?

As psychotherapy is a very individual process, Auburn Counselling and Psychotherapy does not recommend a set number of sessions. In cases where the reasons for coming are quite recent a short number of sessions may suffice. Where the symptoms complained off are more troubling a lengthier period of therapy may be required. Each individual client will have the opportunity to discuss their treatment with their therapist so that therapy can be mutually agreed.

What can I expect from my therapist?

The therapeutic relationship differs from all other relationships. The relationship between a therapist and a client is strictly professional, meaning that the relationship exists for the sole purpose advancing the treatment. In Auburn Counselling and Psychotherapy we abide by the code of ethics and conduct of the APPI, The Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland. Clients can expect their therapists to be: free of judgement, ethical, dedicated, professionally trained, compassionate, tolerant and trustworthy.

 

Where do I go?

The practice is located at, The Pines, Castleknock, Dublin 15.
Please contact Pauline O’Connell for an appointment: T. 087 718 1814

Resources

Twins

“Twinship is a union that transcends the individuals involved with its own nature and norms” (Siemon 1980:390)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that can occur after a person has been through a traumatic event.

Links

Auburn Counselling and Psychotherapy

Care, Confidentiality, Client centered

Contact Information

Address: The Pines, Castleknock. Dublin 15

Phone: +353 87 7181814

Bus Routes: Dublin Bus: 37 , 38, 38a, 38b, 38d, 39, 39a, 70.

Email: info@auburncounselling.ie

Working hours: 08:00 – 21:00

In case of an emergency here are some links to organisations and information which may be of help to you:

The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day at: 1850 60 90 90 – www.samaritans.org

Pieta House offers support to people who are at risk of, or may be contemplating suicide or self-harm – www.pieta.ie