Contact: Carol McInerney, B.A, Dip. Couns., Cert. MT
Address: Appletree Health & Wellness
126 Ranelagh Village, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, Ireland
Phone: 086 1956331
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'The purpose of our lives is to be happy'
A life long interest in people and what is happening underneath the surface of their lives, particularly on an emotional and physical level, is what led me to study and practice in the area of complementary health and medicine in the 1990’s. There I began to understand the powerful connection between the mind and body and how they interact and influence one another. This led me to a 4 year training to become a professional Counsellor so that I could be in a stronger position to support and assist others on their journey.
I have always been fascinated by what reduces stress, promotes healing and empowers people. I work from an awareness that people going through changes and experiencing difficulties in their lives know deep down inside what is best for them, and I offer an empathic, confidential and non judgemental space where they can freely explore what is troubling them.
How I work/My approach
I work from an Integrative Person-Centred approach to therapy, which draws upon a wide variety of counselling and psychotherapy models and focuses on meeting the client where they are in the moment, with their individual needs and experiences. I believe in a holistic approach, that looks on each person as a ‘whole’ being with an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential, and recognise that this often blocked or thwarted by our life experiences, particularly those that cause us pain or confusion.
In my experience when someone is listened to in a non- judgemental and respectful manner, and given space to express their real thoughts and feelings about their life situations, the opportunity for deep healing can arise. The quality of the relationship between the therapist and client is recognised as a very important factor in bringing about a positive outcome to therapy, and I focus on building a solid relationship based on respect, honesty and understanding.
I trained as a Movement Therapist because I wanted to be able to include the body experience in the therapeutic space. Many years of dance, movement and yoga practice taught me that the body and mind are inseparable and what is experienced in the mind is also experienced in the body, and vice versa. Traditionally, counselling and psychotherapy focus on issues, behaviour patterns, thoughts and emotions, but do not include the body in the process. However, research now indicates that the body is an intelligent organism with its own awareness and ability to heal and that it can be used as valuable therapeutic resource.
Movement Therapy works well as a stand alone therapy or in combination with Counselling. At Crimson we work at the client’s pace and in accordance with the clients needs and wishes. Movement is only used if this is something the clients wants to explore, and we recognise that it is only appropriate with certain clients.