Following my involvement in bereavement support in a voluntary capacity over fifteen years I trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist and obtained a B.A degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also completed further training in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I am an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics. Through continuous professional development and training I strive to promote and maintain standards of excellence in counselling and psychotherapy.
I employ a person centered and integrated approach to the counselling process which values the unique nature of each person and their capacity to make choices and develop to their full potential. This is done in a secure and non-judgement environment.
I have been working for the past number of years in the Village Counselling Service Centre in Tallaght and have recently commenced private practice in Dublin 6. I also see clients in the Counselling Centre, Firhouse, Dublin 24 and am available to student counsellors for personal therapy.
Prior to providing counselling services I was involved for twenty years in offering high end interior options to architects and interior designers at the design stage of construction. Due to the recession my business was adversely affected and I viewed first-hand the detrimental effect the recession had on colleagues and business associates. My counselling and psychotherapy studies has enabled me to better understand the emotional and damaging effects, often underestimated, that the loss of profession or self-esteem can have on an individual.
Anne Butler – Counsellor BA Counselling & Psychotherapy. MIACP.
Counselling provides you with the opportunity to talk about issues or problems in your life in a safe, supportive and confidential environment and can support you in making changes in your life, to grow and to develop as a person. This can be accomplished by helping you learn new skills and new ways of looking at your life.
The duration of counselling will vary depending on the needs and wants of the client. Some clients find they benefit most from short-term, solution focused counselling. Other clients may prefer longer term therapy, utilising the therapeutic alliance between counsellor and client to glean a deeper understanding of themselves. Counselling sessions are usually once per week and last for 50 minutes. The duration of counselling remains the client’s choice at all times, but generally a minimum commitment of six sessions over six weeks is recommended.