Alda Gomez MBACP
01626 778048 / 07437 332032
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. This means that I can use different approaches to psychotherapy, adapting my work to your particular needs. As a counsellor, I can offer you a few sessions to resolve a particular issue, for example assessing whether you wish to stay in your current relationship. As a psychotherapist, I am trained and experienced in long term work in order to resolve deeper issues, such as depression, sexual abuse or anger issues.
I would usually encourage you to speak as openly and freely as possible about what you are experiencing, helping you to become aware of how you feel and your thought processes.
If words are not easy, I offer you other tools, like movement through tai chi or qigong practices, art therapy, or sandtray therapy to explore your issues.
During our work together, my clients often experience moments of deep understanding, emotional breakthroughs, and increased self-esteem and acceptance. People around them notice changes in them.
The aim is to live a richer life, improving the quality of your relationships with your loved ones.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy at Dublin Business School, Ireland - Level 7.
Higher Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy at Dublin Business School, Ireland - Level 7.
Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education at University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Level 7.
Graduate Certificate in Community Interpreting at Dublin City University, Ireland - Level 7.
Degree in Applied Foreign Languages at University of Human Sciences of Strasbourg, France - Level 6.
Degree in Translation and Interpreting at University of Granada, Spain - Level 6.
Certificate in Sandtray Therapy at Palace Gate Counselling Services, Exeter, UK.
Ongoing trauma workshops at the Centre for the Care of Survivors of Torture, Spirasi, Ireland.
Certified Counsellor for AIDS/HIV+ at Dublin AIDS Alliance, Ireland.
Certificate of Counselling Skills for Children at the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Ireland.
Level 3 Tai Chi Instructor approved by Grandmaster Liming Yue, Manchester, UK.
Qigong Instructor approved by the British Health Qigong Association, Telford, UK.
Tai Chi and Qigong are gentle, relaxing exercise practices used in China for physical and mental well-being.
Living Life: mainstrean counselling centre, Bray, Ireland.
Open Heart House: HIV+ clients, Dublin, Ireland.
Centre for the Care of Suvivors of Torture: refugees and asylum seekers who have suffered torture, Dublin, Ireland.
Palace Gate: mainstream counselling centre, Exeter, UK.
Private practice in Teignmouth and Exeter, UK.
ISPCC Leanbh Volunteer: working with children begging in the streets, Dublin, Ireland.
Mental health interpreter in counselling sessions at the Centre for the Care of Survivors of Torture and mental health assessments at GP practices.
Spanish Red Cross Volunteer: working with children from the Roma community in La Coruña, Spain.
Near native English
Near native French
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- War conflict
- Identity issues
- Life transitions
- Loss, including multiple losses
Photos & videos
Concessions are available for those who can't afford this rate. Please contact me for more details.
If you are unsure about whether counselling is for you, there is an option to book a 30 minute free session to talk about your issues and concerns.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Spanish, French|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|