Psychotherapist and Psychologist
CBT Psychotherapy – Reborn Clinic
Welcome on a psychotherapy journey that you had courage to take!
The reasons that influenced your decision of searching for psychotherapy are probably diverse in its dimensions and depth. These reasons are very important and the role of a therapist is facilitating the understanding and awareness of your inner world, healing, future development and psychological change in as much safe way as possible. Therefore let me introduce myself. I am graduated Psychologist (1st Hons MSc in Applied Psychology, BA in Psychology, member of PSI) and qualified Psychotherapist (BA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, Prof. Dip. in Psych. and Couns., fully accredited member of IACP, fully insured) based in Dublin, Ireland.
I work with anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, PTSD, OCD, mood/personality disorders particularly borderline (DBT), relationship issues, addictions, misophonia and many more (online counselling excludes some issues). I was a volunteer counselor with Dublin Simon Community for more than 4 years where I had an opportunity and a privilege to become an emotional and psychological support to vulnerable and/or marginalized people. I gained an experience of working with co-occurring disorders and various issues during that time which prepared me for an application of a flexible approach suited for diverse needs of an individual. You can read about my clients’ experience of a therapy in the Testimonials section of this website.
My personal therapeutic style integrates various techniques from different theoretical backgrounds however my main core relates to the one of the most researched therapeutic approaches such as CBT, DBT (Accredited Level 2 for 1 to 1 Therapy), IPT (Interpersonal Therapy for Depression, Level A Certified) also REBT and Schema Therapy with consistent humanistic core conditions throughout a process; congruence (genuineness or realness), unconditional positive regard (acceptance and caring), and accurate emphatic understanding (an ability to deeply grasp the subjective world of another person) . Every therapist varies in his/her approach so it is important for you to learn about them in order to make a right choice for you. You can read more about them here. Furthermore I use;
- active but empathetic approach,
- goal – directed dependently on an issue,
- solution focused,
- creativity and humor,
- collaborative analysis and search for an understanding of a client psyche and life circumstances,
- open and safe space for exploration of a wide range of topics,
- non-judgement and consistent support with encouragement in difficult moments,
- constructive challenge,
- an open mind and welcoming attitude to everything you bring into the session
My work style may include giving a homework that includes: the mind exercises (CBT, DBT, REBT, Schema Therapy techniques, meditation), reading articles/books, recommendation of movies for a self-reflection practise, your writing (recommending keeping the notes), art techniques, questionnaires etc. All will be applied in your own peace, with no rush, with your collaboration and readiness for the next steps. The most important in all of that is your safety and comfort in the exploration of self and life you live on.
Please note that I work from Monday till Friday from 1pm till 9 pm (online and F2F). I work with adults, teenagers & youth (14+) and couples. The address for a face to face therapy is 29 Westland Sq, just 2 minutes from the Pearse train station off Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Walk and Talk Therapy is conducted in Phoenix Park on the Northside of Dublin.
Choosing your own psychotherapist is very important. Relationship with your therapist is a key to your success. It is important for your therapy to feel connected with the therapist, to trust her/him, to feel safe within the space, to feel encouraged and empowered. Do not hesitate to raise the concerns, and also if you feel that therapy does not work for you please share it with your therapist. However remember, the therapy takes time, takes ups and downs, and includes difficult emotions that you might feel to avoid, but this is a part of the journey.
Hope I will have an opportunity to meet you and become a part of that journey – for bad and for good.
You come as a Client but we become a Team!
Renata. With warm wishes.