Accredited Psychotherapist / Counsellor / Supervisor – M.Sc (Child Art Psychotherapy), M.Sc. (Psychotherapy Studies), B.Sc. (Psychotherapy & Counselling), MIACP, MIAHIP, ACAP, Practitioner of Therapeutic Play.
Centre Director Anne Burke originally graduated from the Tivoli Institute with a Diploma in Psychotherapy/Counselling. Anne has continued her studies and went on to receive a BSc in Psychotherapy/Counselling from Middlesex University, an MSc in Psychotherapy Studies from the University of Sheffield and more recently 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 and Treatment of Sexual Addiction and is a fully accredited therapist with IACP, and IAHIP, a Practitioner of Therapeutic Play and works as a solutions-focused EAP counsellor for clients with work-related issues. Anne received her Diploma in Supervision from the Dublin Gestalt Centre and is an accredited IAHIP supervisor, offering supervision for psychotherapists at the centre, including students.
Anne has also completed further training in the area of Relationship Counselling, Suicide Intervention, Loss & Bereavement, Sexual Abuse, Bullying & Harassment, Self-Development & Assertiveness, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Critical Incident & Stress Management, PTSD, 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 is a Lecturer/Tutor at PCI College Dublin, teaching courses on the issues of Working with Suicide and Child & Adolescent Counselling & Psychotherapy; Anne is also a featured expert on www.mummypages.ie and writes monthly blogs on topical issues for Mummy Pages.
In 2003 Anne set up the Johnstown Therapy Centre in Dun Laoghaire, building and developing a highly skilled team of therapists working from the Centre providing services to the local community including Psychotherapy/Counselling, Life Coaching, Mediation, Relationship Counselling, Adolescent Psychotherapy/Counselling, Child Art Psychotherapy & Play Therapy and Holistic Therapies such as Acupuncture, Sound Healing and Massage. The Centre caters for Adults, Children, Adolescents, Couples and Groups.
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.