My journey in psychotherapy expands across nearly 11 years when I began my studies in counselling and psychotherapy leading me to currently run my own practice in Ennis. I work with children, adolescents, and their parents on face-to-face and online basis.
My previous experience includes working as a psychotherapist and clinical assessor in Pieta House dealing with such issues as child and adolescent self harm and suicidal ideation. Through my internship as an art therapist at the Blue Box Creative Art Therapies Centre, Youth Clubs and Community Centres, I gained extensive experience working with children and adolescents.
I hold a BA Degree in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy from Irish College of Humanities and Applied Science (ICHAS) and a MA Degree in Art Therapy from the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Crawford College of Arts and Design. I am a fully accredited member and follow the guidelines and Code of Ethics of the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Ireland (APCP) and Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT).
In my work with adults and children, and as a group facilitator, I use a humanistic and integrative approach, drawing from various theories; I am results-driven and incorporate time-tested psychotherapy approaches and latest neuroscience research.
I believe in the quality of the therapeutic relationship and provide a confidential, non-judgemental and supportive environment for my clients. I see my role as a therapist is to facilitate and assist clients to make meaning of their experience and discover their inner strengths. I am a dynamic and goal orientated psychotherapist who promotes self-awareness, personal growth and well-being leading to more empowered clients.
I practice Art Therapy, Sand and Play Therapy Approaches, Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Meditation, depending on what best meets your needs.
Whichever approach is used, my role is to guide and support while you find your own strength within.
Warmly, Tatjana Simakova