Kathleen Doherty Counselling (MA Psychoanalysis, BA (hons), Acc member NCS)
I offer support to people to enable them to look at their past, including their childhood experiences, relationships and all events and traumas that have led them to where they are in their lives today. Through talking, people can come to terms with past events and experiences and learn to recognise how these have impacted on their emotional health, their behaviour patterns and their relationships throughout their lives. This awareness will give people the opportunity to break negative cycles and develop more positive ways of thinking and behaving.
In the safe, supportive space which the counselling setting provides, people can speak confidentially about any issues which are affecting their lives and emotional well-being.
I aim to encourage people to accept the past and that they cannot change it, yet with the proper support, they can make peace with even the most difficult experiences and let go of them, enabling them to feel emotionally well and deal with the stresses and challenges of everyday life.
For further information or to arrange an appointment, telephone 07742066858 (9am - 7pm Mon-Thurs, 9am - 4pm Fri)
I can be contacted by email via my counselling directory profile at any time so please do not hesitate to send me a message if you have any queries.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2003 I graduated from the University of Ulster with a BA in Philosophy.
In 2005 I began my psychoanalytic training by completing a post-graduate diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies at DBS in Dublin.
In 2006 I was accepted onto the Masters Course, MA Psychoanalysis (with a clinical specialisation).
In 2008, following an intensive two-year period of clinical placements and theoretical training, I graduated with an MA in Psychoanalysis.
Since completing my training, I have been working in Derry offering therapeutic and family support both privately and in the community and voluntary sector. In August 2013, I became a fully accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I am also a member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I attend regular specialist training events in order to maintain the highest level of current therapeutic knowledge and awareness.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£40 per hour (reduced rate available for students and in exceptional circumstances).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|