My name is Dónal Carmody I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I offer both short and long term counselling for individuals and groups. I use a Relational Approach as I believe that our relationships are important in the development of oneself, especially those relationships we form in early childhood.
There are times when we all need help with life's challenges. I can offer you a space to reflect and think in the hope that this will lead to better understanding, self-awareness and change. Alot of people I see have a feeling of getting stuck or going round in circles. Often immersed in difficult feelings including anxiety, stress, anger or depression. Counselling can be that space where concerns, difficulties and fears, can be explored and shared. An opportunity to unpick, uncover and repair issues/concerns.
I am originally from Ireland and I have been living here in the UK for the last 15 years. I have travelled a lot in past and lived in different cultures, which has given me a huge perspective on life. I come from an arts background where I studied graphic design and illustration. This creative edge sometimes supports me in the counselling room where clients might not be able to describe traumas/ distress/ anxieties into words.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists accredited course)
Accredited member of the National Counselling Society. (NCS)
Member of Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Private Practice. (CAPPP)
Experience of working with drugs and alcohol at Bristol Drugs Project. (BDP)
Experience of working with survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence at Kinergy, Bristol
BA in art and design
Experience of working as a group facilitator
Experience of working with young people
Some of the areas I work in include:
Anger Management / Conflicts Anxiety & Stress
Bereavement & Loss Post Traumatic Stress
Depression Personal Growth / Self-Esteem / Confidence
Relationship Difficulties Suicide / Self Harm
Employee Assistance Programmes Problem Solving/Conflict Management
Physical abuse Sexual and Emotional Abuse
PTSD / OCD
Dónal Carmody - Counsellor / Therapist