About Sarah 

Sarah McDermott, psychotherapist in Maynooth, County Kildare

Why I chose psychotherapy

Through my own experience of therapy, I learned that my therapist didn't "fix me" - because I didn't need to be "fixed". Instead, I realised that I had worked through my own difficulties in my therapy sessions and that my therapist facilitated my process.

I gained a better understanding of myself, my feelings and where they came from which enabled me to make positive changes in my life. My own experience of therapy inspired me to become a psychotherapist and it also shaped how I work with my clients. I actively promote the autonomy of every client and support my clients in recognising their own strengths and capabilities.

My work methods

I am a Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapist which means I tailor my approach from various Psychotherapy models to cater for the unique needs and circumstances of each client. These Psychotherapy models include Person-Centred, Psychodynamics, CBT,ACT and Solution Focused Therapy.

My official qualifications

I am an accredited Psychotherapist with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and I adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice. I hold a First Class Honours Degree in Counselling And Psychotherapy from Middlesex University, a Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from PCI College and Professional Certificates in Couples Counselling, CBT and the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness. I work in private practice and I am also an affiliate counsellor for assorted EAP schemes offering support on behalf of Employers and Health Insurance providers.

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