Hi, my name is Alan Horne. I am a highly experienced, fully-accredited
therapist with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
I believe that the aim of counselling is to provide a safe and
confidential environment where the client has an opportunity to work
towards living a more satisfactory and productive life.
Counselling affords clients a unique opportunity to have a deeper
understanding of what is going on in their lives. It can help build
confidence and personal development where clients can explore and help
bring about a new acceptance of experiences that may have caused them
deep hurt and pain. Past experiences can hold them back and prevent them
from moving forward with a more positive outlook.
I strive to empower clients and encourage them to take control of their
lives by changing behaviours that are not beneficial to them.
I work as a psychodynamic psychotherapist but influenced by the
humanistic and person-centred models. I am integrative in my approach,
believing in the individuality of all clients, both in terms of their
personalities but also in terms of their life experiences and how they
have internalised them.
I am non-directive and non-judgmental.
I am a person of mature years with much life experience. I am a husband,
father, one-time foster father and grandfather and, as a therapist, I
am committed to continuous professional development and life-long
learning. I have previously worked as an accountant and as a secondary
I have experience of having worked for more than 600 hours, to date,
with clients on issues such as depression, anxiety, addictions,
relationships, bereavement, abuse, self-harm, self-esteem, anger and trauma.