Located in Cabinteely, Dublin 18, Ireland
Isobel Mahon is co-director of The Park Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is an Integrative counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor (MIAHIP, MIACP) and has been working with clients on both a long-term and short-term solution-focused basis for over twenty years.
She also does a weekly problem slot on Today with Maura and Daithi on RTE Television as #Ask Isobel.
Integrative Therapy means that the counsellor / therapist is trained in a variety of approaches including Psychodynamic (insight based), CBT (life skills based) and Gestalt/ bodywork (process based) on a Client-Centred / Rogerian basis.
Isobel doesn’t use a one-size-fits-all approach as she believes that everybody has a unique nature, upbringing and life circumstances that have brought them to counselling.
For example, one person may suffer from negative thought patterns resulting in them experiencing a downward spiral in terms of self-esteem and life expectations. This can best be addressed using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), whereas another person may have difficulties that come from earlier, unresolved issues calling for a more Humanistic or Psychodynamic approach. Another person might be dealing with a crisis situation related to work, relationships, health or family and may need help to recognise what is happening and to mobilise their own resources in order to make sense of and to manage the situation in the best way possible.
Mark DuBerry is co-director of The Park Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is a counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer with over 30 years' experience both in Ireland and the UK. He works in a relational way with each client using an integrative approach to create a safe environment and a trusting relationship in which the issues presented can be explored and understood at depth.
He believes that every problem has some meaning for the individual concerned and that once we can get to that underlying meaning, the problem can be seen and experienced in a different light. As we develop more insight and also work through our feelings around the issue, this can often lead to a reduction in distress and anxiety and ultimately to resolution as our relationship to the problem changes.
This is about learning to work with the unconscious rather than against it and to that end Mark uses a variety of techniques based in Client Centred, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis, Psychodynamic and Jungian/Archetypal approaches. However the individual client and the relationship are ultimately the most important factors that guide the work.
Individual counselling / psychotherapy
Couple and relationship counselling
Individual and group supervision
Courses, workshops and groups
Online sessions offered