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Trudi Connaughton

Counselling & Psychotherapy

About Me

I’m a qualified and accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist with IACP and adhere to their strict code of ethics.

I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy with Turning Point Training Institute awarded by DCU in 2008. This course is a recognised/accredited course by IACP, IAHIP & EAIP (link to each website).

I have both public and professional insurance and I’m garda vetted.

I worked within the Child Protection team of Tusla Child & Family Agency from 2005-2017, supporting children in care by facilitating contact visits with their birth parents. I also offered therapeutic support to birth parents, foster parents and children to support children’s care placements.

I volunteered as a counsellor in the low-cost counselling centre, Living Life Centre in Bray and Dun Laoghaire between 2007 and 2011.

I now work in private practice in Churchtown offering Counselling & Psychotherapy to Individuals, children (4-12 yrs), adolescents (13-18 yrs) and parents struggling with child related issues.

Training

  • Currently studying for a MSc Child & Adolescent Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills with PCI College & Middlesex University

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy with Turning Point Institute (2008)

  • ASSIST (Applied suicide intervention skills training)

  • Children’s First Certificate (Tusla)

  • Professional Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) with PCI College.

  • Introduction to Mindfulness training with

  • BA in Philosophy with UCD (2001)

Workshops Attended

  • Existential Uncertainty workshop with Professor Ernesto Spinelli

  • First Aid Course (Tusla)

  • Domestic Abuse (Tusla)

  • Motivational Interviewing (Drugs Task Force)