Anne Burke

Accredited Psychotherapist / Counsellor / Supervisor – M.Sc (Child Art Psychotherapy), M.Sc. (Psychotherapy Studies), B.Sc. (Psychotherapy & Counselling), MIACP, MIAHIP, ACAP, Practitioner of Therapeutic Play.

Anne originally graduated from the Tivoli Institute with a Diploma in Psychotherapy/Counselling and established the Johnstown Therapy Centre in 2002.

Anne has subsequently been awarded a BSc in Psychotherapy/Counselling from Middlesex University, an MSc in Psychotherapy Studies from the University of Sheffield and an MSc in Child Art Psychotherapy from UCD and the Mater Misericordiae Hospital CAMHS. Anne also holds a Diploma in Gestalt Therapy, and has professional certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, PTSD and Trauma.

Anne is an accredited psychotherapist and accredited supervisor with both IAHIP and IACP,  a Practitioner of Therapeutic Play and has extensive experience providing  solutions-focused EAP counselling for clients with work-related issues. Anne received her Diploma in Supervision from the Dublin Gestalt Centre, offering supervision for psychotherapists at the centre, including students, both individual and group supervision.

Anne has trained with Gerry Cunningham of the Mindfulness Clinic as a Mindfulness Facilitator and will be facilitating Mindfulness courses commencing in 2020 including Mindfulness-Based Stress Response and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, for both individuals and companies.

Anne has also completed further training in the area of Relationship Counselling, Suicide Intervention, Loss & Bereavement, Bullying & Harassment, Self-Development & Assertiveness, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Critical Incident & Stress Management, Group Facilitation and Expressive Arts Therapy.

Anne uses a existential-humanistic and integrative approach, which incorporates all the different therapies which she has studied; psychodynamic, gestalt, cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred, Expressive Arts Therapy and Play Therapy.

Anne has received a Certificate of Distinction on completing Hibernian’s “Train the Trainer” course and is involved in running workshops and training supervisors using a range of methods including Creative Supervision at the Dublin Gestalt Centre. Anne has also Lectured at PCI College Dublin, designing the PCI syllabus for their Masters Degree in Working with  Child & Adolescent Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Anne was appointed as Head of Counselling and Clinical Supervisor of the Dublin Well Woman Centre coinciding with the implementation of the change in legislation for Women’s Right to Choose in 2019, and gained huge experience working in the areas of women’s sexual health and crisis pregnancy.

Anne firmly believes that once people are given the right environment to address issues, they can explore and understand their difficulties in a new light, discover strengths within themselves to make any changes they may feel are appropriate, discover supports and resources that are open to them and also become more aware of their own potential and ability to cope and empower themselves.