About Gitti Maas Counselling Kenmare
As an integrative-humanistic counsellor I see human beings as whole people. In my work I draw mainly from the theories of Gestalt-, Existential-, Person-Centred-Therapy and CCT. I integrate elements of Mindfulness and Meditation.
I provide a safe environment, a trusting relationship, support and warmth to my clients. I seek to assist people who are in crisis and/or are searching for meaning and purpose in life. I believe that all of us constantly remake and discover ourselves throughout our lifetime. We all have a capacity for self-awareness, freedom of choice, responsibility and self-healing. Through awareness and insight we can resolve our problems and make constructive changes to our lives when and where appropriate.
As my client you can use counselling as a tool which can assist you to define your own values, make informed decisions, choose your goals and a course of action that is right for you. You can assume responsibility and accountability for the decisions you make. Through exploration and reflection and through increased awareness of experience in the present moment we can work together to deepen your self-knowledge, to empower you to make new choices, and to further develop your ability to tolerate and cope with life's challenges. This can lead you to an increased experience of unity and wholeness of thinking, feeling and behaving.
I want to invite you into an active relationship in which I will be your co-explorer. My aim is to create a safe climate in which you can try out new ways of being. My task is not to persuade you to do what I think is right. I am not the ‘all knowing’ expert who will ‘fix’ you. Instead I want to assist you in developing and moving closer to your own goals. This is done with foremost respect to your right to decide which principles you will use as a framework for your life. I will support your work on healing your emotional pain and trauma, and you can work towards achieving a more resourceful and fulfilling way of life.
People use my services for many reasons such as abuse, anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression, low self esteem, major life changes, relationship problems, sexuality, suicidal thoughts and attempts, trauma.
Counselling sessions take place weekly, and sessions last for 60 minutes. Together we can discuss and arrange a time that is convenient to meet each week.
The full fee per session is €60.- and is payable in cash at the end of each session.
I work as an IACP member in private practice in Co Kerry.