Patricia Browne – MSc, Dip, MIACP
Patricia is an accredited psychotherapist and a member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MIACP).
Patricia is particularly experienced in working with stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement and loss, relationship issues and helping individuals to develop compassion for themselves and others. She works primarily from a Gestalt based perspective and is also trained in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) which incorporates CBT skills and techniques. During her practise as a psychotherapist she became aware of patterns of stress in individual people’s lives and became interested in the beneficial effects of meditation on mental and physical health, this interest is rooted in her own practise & meditation background.
Through personal and professional experience Patricia identified a lack of support for struggling adolescents and their families. She furthered her professional qualification with specialised advanced training in Gestalt Adolescent Psychotherapy which focuses on the therapist-client relationship, identifying and appreciating the unique needs and the development process of adolescents and young adults between the ages of 12-29. In addition to issues such as loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, obsessive thinking, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, self-esteem and identity issues, presenting issues with adolescents include: transition from primary to secondary school, bullying, parental separation or mental health problems and developmental difficulties.
Patricia previously worked with student counselling service in the University of Limerick and later joined the team in Oakwood Counselling Centre in a private capacity where people presented with a wide range of issues. She also has extensive experience with charity support services, and is co-founder of the Clonmel Counselling Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, where she currently works in a private capacity. She is a skilled facilitator and works individually with adolescents, adults and couples in a variety of clinical settings
Patricia holds a MSc. in Gestalt Adolescent Psychotherapy, a DipPsych in Gestalt therapy, certificate in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and holds a certified training in couples counselling.
Tel 086 2336537