|1.||Jim FitzGibbon Counselling & Psychotherapy|
2 Garden Vale, Athlone
Counselling and psychotherapy are talking therapies to help with life's difficulties. This is what I do.
I have the greatest respect for anyone coming into a therapeutic relationship for healing from suffering from their life's difficulties. I deeply respect that for every person the journey through life's relationships is unique as is the emotional impact on everyone unique.
I find it's very common that when suffering is shared by talking, energetic change happens internally and beauty emerges i.e. actual feelings of relief replace the suffering. What's often the case is needing someone to tell who will really listen. This is what I continually train every day to do.
It's my experience of life that lives change when you find support in the environment of Nature including human contact. I hope you meet the right peson, at the right time, with the right skill and experience to share. I have some that may be useful to you and I am interested in working with you to help you get the change you want.
I am a gestalt psychotherapist. I am a re-accredited member and supervisor in IAHIP a national professional association for humanistic and integrative psychotherapy. I'm also a member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy.
Many people find it very useful, a relief, to simply find a safe place where they can share the difficulties in their lives' with someone. The feeling of finding a confidential place and a skilled person with which to explore telling your story is a cornerstone of the service. A different perspective from a someoen not connected in any way with you except in the counselling room is a special safety in relationship that I hold as sacred. This relationship is the container for whatever suffering you have been experiencing and want to change.
In the warm suppport of this relationship, focussing all the time on your relief from suffering and how or what YOU want to change in yourself, we'll explore ways to get your needs met in your environment, more efficiently than you are experiencing at present. To this end I will help you increase your present awareness of your existence and arising out of your new awarenesses I'll give you support to make choices.
I have almost twenty years experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. In 2007 I graduated as a gestalt psychotherapist with my diploma from the Irish Gestalt Centre in Carlow. Since then I continue to delve into learning more ways to recover from life's difficulties.
In 2017, an experienced psychtherapist, I was successful in meeting the rigorous standards of IAHIP to became a psychotherapy supervisor.
I'm within easy access if you're living in South Roscommon or East Galway. My ofice in 2 Garden Vale, Athlone is situated conventiently so close to the railway and bus stations.
I see clients for individual or couples counselling psychotherapy.
If you think you are suffering from mental health difficulties depression, bereavement, stress, anxiety, from the effects of trauma or relationship difficulties, I am here to help you if I can.
For an appointment please telephone me, preferably during daylight hours but try phoning for appointment anytime. I'm available in Athlone any day from 9am or evening up to 9pm except tuesdays.
For information, please telephone me during office hours. Of course you can email me anytime. If I can't answer you immediately I will respond honestly to your request as soon as I can.
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