Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Rachel McDonald graduated from Tivoli Institute with an advanced diploma in counselling/ psychotherapy. She also holds qualifications from NUI G in communication and from Trinity College Dublin in social studies and economics.
Rachel works from an integrative perspective with strong emphasis on the psychodynamic/relational approach. The person-centred, cognitive, gestalt approaches are also used as the need arises in the therapy room.
Rachel is passionate about her work as a psychotherapist and about collaborating with the diverse range of people on their paths of healing and growth. When our usual self-help and stress-relief methods such as exercise, rest, meditation, and diet don’t ease reoccurring problems, it can be time to address the root of the problem through psychotherapy.
Through a safe and consistent therapeutic relationship, we can explore our connection to ourselves and others, the ways in which we disconnect and finding our way home to ourselves again. In a natural and organic way, the disowned parts of ourselves can made conscious and integrated in us, bringing about a natural sense of ease and maturity.
Rachel also offers counselling on specific issues and support during times of crisis. She has worked with anxiety, panic attacks, loss and bereavement, eating disorders, depression, relationship attachment issues , self-esteem and anger among others.
Rachel adheres to the code of ethics of the Irish Association of humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP).