About Carol Ann Woulfe Counselling & Psychotherapy
I am a fully qualified
psychotherapist with a Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling
and Psychotherapy from University College Cork having completed four years of
training in Turning Point Training Institute. I am an accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (I.A.H.I.P). I work with a wide range of
issues which include relationships, family issues, trauma, grief, loss and
bereavement, identity, multi-cultural issues, self esteem and personal development, psychosexual issues,
depression, anxiety, stress, bullying and work related issues .
In my previous work as a solicitor I had over twenty years experience working
with vulnerable clients and specialised in the areas of family law, equality
law, childcare law and refugee law.
As a family
lawyer I represented clients in stressful situations encompassing divorce,
separation, custody, maintenance and domestic violence. In the area of equality
I did a significant amount of work with gay, lesbian and transgender clients, clients
with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities both in relation to employment
and services. In the equality and refugee areas I worked with people from many
different cultural backgrounds. My experience working with clients in these
areas gave me a very important understanding and basis for my psychotherapy
I provide both short term
counselling and longer term psychotherapy on a one to one basis in a
confidential and safe environment. I work using a humanistic and integrative approach to psychotherapy which prioritises
the unique potential of each individual and provides the safe space to explore issues and reflect on life experiences in order to achieve greater awareness, insight and healing.
My approach is grounded in Person Centred psychotherapy,
while drawing significantly on Psychodynamic
psychotherapy and also integrating Psychosynthesis and Gestalt approaches. As an integrative
psychotherapist I adapt my approach to best meet the needs of each person
attending counselling and psychotherapy.