LEARN ABOUT PATRICK
Welcome to Patrick Gavin Counselling & Psychotherapy. If you are looking for online psychotherapy and / or Face to Face Counselling sessions, then you have come to the right place. I have over 20 years experience working with people who need support with Mental Health issues, Personal Development and Life challenges. I have launched an online portal so that my experience and expertise can be made fully available to more people who need my help.
Through this online portal, I offer online therapy sessions to anyone in need of support or who may wish to explore new opportunities both personally and/or professionally. If you are in need of therapy sessions, but feel you don’t have the time to travel or maybe feel anxious about accessing therapy, then you can begin with a free 20 minute consultation where we can explore options and begin planning the best way forward for you. I will help you in getting the appropriate therapy from the comfort and safety of your own home.
I am passionate about the work I do. Many people ask me “how do you do this type of work all the time? My answer is simple “I love what I do. I meet so many wonderful people with unique life experiences and interests. Many People face difficult challenges in life and it always amazes me that when people are at their most vulnerable they find the strength and resilience to bounce back from those difficult times”. People can often feel Helpless and Hopeless. It is at these times that I can offer support and a listening ear to help you work your way out of your current situation. Not all therapy presents this way. Many people come to therapy to explore new ways of being (Personal Development), also to explore new opportunities, where we focus on your strengths and Learned Skills (Professional Development).
I have studied my craft over 20 years. I have obtained a BA in Counseling & Psychotherapy. I obtained my Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Advanced Diplomas in Life, Executive, Mental Health and Wellbeing Coaching. As part of my requirement to retain my Accreditation with the IACP, my Professional Development is an ongoing piece of work. It is a never ending Journey. A journey I enjoy daily. But no matter how much I study or how many courses I take, I find that I learn much more from working with people one to one in therapy. I learn something new from every session with every client. Life experience is, in my view, the greatest teacher of all.
As a faculty lecturer with PCI College and formally with ICHAS, Limerick I have had the opportunity to engage with students who are learning to become Therapists. Again, teaching others to become therapists gives me the opportunity to engage in new ways of working with clients, exploring new ways to enhance best practice and improve services to my clients. All these experiences and knowledge have given me the knowledge and skills to adapt to the individual needs of the clients. I have developed a skill set over 20 years which uniquely positions me to offer a varied menu of counseling approaches tailored to individual needs.
My website is designed to give you simple yet appropriate information to allow you to assess my qualifications and my experience. It is an opportunity for you to make an informed decision as to the suitability of my skills to address your needs. In other words can we work together to address your issues.
My website will offer you tips on maintaining positive mental health. I believe than information and education are key factors in obtaining and maintaining good mental health. My uniquely designed educational programmes will help you to become your own therapist over time. You will identify the triggers to any negative changes in your mental health. By identifying the triggers you will intervene before your mood drops too low.
My Therapeutic approach will vary according to the needs of the individual. The therapy process is tailored to YOUR personal needs. You will be treated as the unique individual you are. Confidentiality is assured. I follow the guidelines of the Accrediting body IACP. I work within their ethical guidelines, maintaining professionalism and boundaries.
You can have an initial consultation with me, where I can get to know more about you and learn about the struggles that you are going through. Then I will be able to offer you the counseling /therapy approach that will meet your needs. The time and money you invest in yourself through counseling/therapy or coaching sessions is an investment in your future, your way of being, your SELF.
I am available to facilitate that Journey.