Therapeutic approach

Carly understands that, at times, life can be challenging and feel overwhelming. Carly offers her clients a safe, supportive and accepting environment that is confidential and built on trust where feelings can be explored and coping-mechanisms be strengthened.

Carly has experience working with a range of issues including; stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, cyber-pressures, OCD, bereavement, loss and trauma.

Carly works from an integrative model of therapy; incorporating person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT, and Schema Therapy. Carly tailors her therapeutic approach depending on the presenting issues of each client. Carly works with adult clients in Living Life Counselling Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow and further, has experience working alongside adolescent students within the secondary education system.

Carly believes that no situation is without hope and believes in creating a space where people feel empowered to be their true and full self. Carly is available to see adult and adolescent clients from the Connolly Counselling Centre.

Carly is an I.A.C.P. Accredited counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in Dublin.


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Carly holds a BA (Hons) degree in Psychology from University College Dublin and is a graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Carly holds an I.A.C.P. accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Zestlife College, and also holds a first-class honours Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Carly similarly holds certificates in CBT, advanced CBT and has completed a number of seminars in suicide awareness and prevention. Carly also adhears to the I.A.C.P. Code of Ethics. 

Shame cannot survive being spoken... and being met with empathy.
— Brené Brown, 'The Gifts of Imperfection'