Dr. Connie Sweeney
I would like to warmly welcome you to this page.
My name is Dr Connie Sweeney. I am a Counselling Psychologist who offers an integrative approach to therapy that will meet the needs of each individual client. I work with children, young people and adults who are experiencing a wide range of mental health issues.
As well as my private practice I am based within a primary care service working with both men and women presenting with complex needs.
Although my work is based upon a theoretical foundation, I understand the uniqueness of each individual client I work with. No two people’s experiences and feelings are the same. My focus is in creating a safe, friendly and non-judgemental environment in which a trusting relationship can be developed. I can offer you security and an initial consultation at half price so that you can come and discuss any concerns you may have and I can answer any questions.
My training and experiences as a counselling psychologist are drawn upon a range of therapeutic approaches which include psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and the humanistic approach. I currently work and draw from each of these approaches depending on your needs. The therapeutic relationship is the main integrating factor to any type of therapy. The relationship between therapist and client plays a crucial role in helping you to gain an understanding of your current and past relationships, and the way you may relate to the world, and to others.
Training, qualifications & experience
Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
BSc (hons) Counselling Psychology
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free first consultation of 30 minutes. I will then work out a therapy plan if you wish to continue working with me.
I am happy to work outside standard office hours and can keep my schedule flexible to offer Saturday mornings and afternoons for any clients who are only available on the weekend.