GERALDINE GILROY 

Hello and welcome. My name is Geraldine Gilroy and I am a counsellor based out of Sligo in the North West of Ireland. My counselling training commenced when I graduated with a Diploma in the Psychology of Counselling from The National University of Ireland, Galway (N.U.I.G.) in 2000.  I completed a Masters in Counselling in 2003 (The Newman Institute, Ballina in collaboration with Seton Hall University, New Jersey). In 2006, I graduated as an ACCORD Marriage and Relationship Counsellor.  In 2008 I graduated with a certificate in Addiction Studies from NU.I. Maynooth. I recently earned a Post Grad. Diploma in Clinical Supervision from Trinity College, Dublin.

I have continued training in couples counselling with a variety of experts in the area of couple relationships and have attended workshops and trainings on the latest advancements in counselling.

In 2009 I completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.

Over the past fifteen years I have worked with teenagers and adults who presented with a variety of issues including adoption issues, anger problems, family of origin issues, sex education, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, childhood abuse and trauma, communication problems, work issues, career options, depression,  low self-esteem, mental health issues, relationship problems andstress.

Counseling theories I incorporate into my practice include Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Theory (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, Adlerian Theory and Choice Theory. Additionally I am an Employment Assistance Programme Affiliate Counsellor.

I meet a client as a unique individual and together we work to create awareness, understanding, acceptance and change.

Trainings and workshops I have completed include:

  • trauma therapy
  • couples therapy
  • family systems therapy
  • working  with clients who are taking prescribed medication
  • understanding living with diabetes training
  • working with clients who have been sexually abused
  • domestic violence training
  • working with clients who suffer with panic attacks
  • alcohol problems and their impact on relationships
  • the practice of mindfulness
  • assessing and  treating suicidality
  • complex family configurations
  • dialetical behaviour therapy

I have worked with a variety of groups in delivering self-development programmes. Most recently I met with a group of teachers and parents to discuss how to improve relationships with the teenagers in their lives.

I believe that each individual has within themselves the personal resources to live a fulfilling life.

Location

My office is located in Stephen Court, just off Stephen St in Sligo.