Would you like someone to talk to? Often, friends and family fill this need, but sometimes it’s better to speak to someone who is not involved.
There can be many reasons why it might help to talk. Someone close to you may have died, and you may be finding it hard to manage. Perhaps you have experienced an illness, job loss or other life event. There may be marital or relationship problems or conflicts in the family. You may be feeling depressed or tired of life, or experiencing anxiety and stress. You may have suffered abuse or struggle to relate to your children.
If any of these apply to you, or if you just want to talk it out with someone you can trust, counselling may help. We can help you explore what is happening in your life, and what choices might be available to you. We can help you to find solutions that suit you, without giving advice or direction.
Do you sometimes find it hard to talk to friends and family? Do you feel that you are alone? Do you feel that your parents do not understand you? Is something bothering you at school or at home? Do you feel down? Do you feel stressed or anxious? Are you being bullied? Do you self-harm? Do you have low self-esteem?
These are just some of the pressures that teenagers face today. Whatever you are facing in your life, it is probably a good idea to share it with others.
Most of the time we can talk to our friends or our family about our problems. Sometimes it is not possible and this is when you might need to meet a counsellor. Coming to see a counsellor helps because they are independent from school and home life.
Many young people come to counselling to talk about a specific problem, to learn a little more about himself or herself, or simply for someone to talk to about what’s going on in their lives.
The counsellors at AnneLeigh understand the difficulties that teenagers like yourself face today and value and care about how you are feeling. They are there to help you. They are not there to judge but to provide a safe place to help you understand how you feel and to help you find ways to feel better.
If you are aged between 11 and 22 years old and you would like to make an appointment then you can either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 086 8599328. Or alternatively a professional or parent can contact us on your behalf.
You can also contact us in confidence through our online form:
“What a child doesn’t receive, he can seldom later give” PDJames
At AnneLeigh we provide professional counselling and psychotherapy for individual adults, couples and adolescents in a safe and confidential setting. Our aim is to help you to explore and resolve difficult, painful or traumatic situations by talking to someone who is not involved. Counselling can help you to sort through your thoughts and feelings, to find out what you want from your life and to take control of it. Counselling can be particularly helpful during a crisis or time of change. In Psychotherapy you can examine the background to what may be troubling you, and look at how long established patterns of behaviour learnt in the past may be hindering a satisfying life today.
Our approach is humanistic and integrative. This means that we are concerned with your interests and welfare. We will help you to explore your thoughts and feelings and how they are affecting your life. We believe that you know best what is right for you and your own life, and will support you in making decisions that are right for you. Students of counselling and psychotherapy are welcomed (special rate available).
Situations which may be helped through counselling and psychotherapy include: Anxiety Stress Depression Addiction Bereavement, loss, separation or relationship break-down Relationship issues Self-esteem, lack of confidence Desire to be more assertive Work related issues, bullying Despair and hopelessness
Married, or in a relationship with a life partner, parent, child or sibling can bring itschallenges. We bring to all our adult relationships the patterns, values and beliefs we develop as children growing up. As we experience ourselves in relationship with others, we can find our expectations and those of others may differ hugely. We can find it hard to express our needs and have them met. Over time as life presents challenges, our needs and the needs of those we live with may change, and our old ways of relating and behaving may no longer serve us.
A life change, such as having a child, illness or bereavement, moving house, financial struggles or approaching new life stages are among the circumstances that may give rise to stresses in relationships. At AnneLeigh we provide a safe and supportive environment in which to explore these issues. Whether you come on your own, or with your partner or family member, we will support you in finding greater understanding of yourselves, facilitating communication, and finding new ways of relating to each other.
“How to be connected with another and maintain a self is probably the ultimate and most complex human dilemma shared by all of us from birth to death” Bob and Rita Resnick
Please note that each counsellor/psychotherapist at AnneLeigh practises independently on his or her own behalf.
The therapeutic contract is one between the therapist and his or her client(s), and AnneLeigh Counselling & Psychotherapy is not party to any such contracts.
Jennifer has extensive clinical experience as a Specialist Adolescent Psychotherapist working in both private practice and in second level schools. She works closely with adolescents, young adults, and their parents. Jennifer also offers psychotherapy to adult clients.
Jennifer works across a broad range of issues but has a special interest in working in the areas of anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, trauma, and adolescent development. She provides a confidential, safe, non-judgemental environment in which adolescents and adults can explore the issues and challenges that they are meeting in their daily lives.
Jennifer is a group facilitator and has prepared workshops and talks for secondary school students, parents and teachers on adolescent mental health issues. She also provides support to staff in the school setting. She has recently become a Faculty Member on the Post-Qualifying Diploma in Gestalt Adolescent Psychotherapy at Blackfort Adolescent Gestalt Institute.
Jennifer holds a Post Qualifying Diploma in Gestalt Adolescent Psychotherapy, a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies. She is an accredited member of IAHIP and is a registered psychotherapist with the European Association of Psychotherapists (EAP). She has experience in a wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches.
Please contact Jennifer on 086 8599328 to make an appointment.
Jude Fay MIAHIP, MIACP,
Jude is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults and couples in her private practice. She has a particular interest in relationships including the relationship with self. Jude brings a warm and supportive approach to her work, creating a safe environment in which clients can address difficult issues that trouble them.
Jude has a Post Qualification Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and a Level 2 Certification in EFT. She is an accredited member of IAHIP and IACP.
Jude has a Diploma in Relational Gestalt Supervision, and is accredited as a supervisor with IAHIP and IACP.
Jude is also a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Before training as a therapist, Jude worked in the Accountancy profession for thirty years. She is an experienced trainer and group facilitator. Jude brings her experience of business to the support of therapists establishing and developing their professional practices, whether the challenges are practical business ones, or the emotional issues that can inhibit practice development. She is the author of “This Business of Therapy: A Practical Guide to Starting, Developing and Sustaining a Therapy Practice” and writes a regular blog and newsletter on practice issues.
Please contact Jude on: 086 2327821 to make an appointment.
Evelyn is an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor who has been working with individual adults for over 10 years. When working with Evelyn in a safe empathic space you can explore how to move towards emotional wellbeing in a way that is right for you. She works with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, personal relationships, childhood issues, low self esteem and self confidence, mid-life crisis, work and career related issues.
Evelyn has a Professional Diploma in Counselling from the Liberties College, Dublin. She has a postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy and a Certificate in CBT. She participates actively in CPD and has done additional training with the Rape Crisis Centre and in Responding Therapeutically to Child Sexual Abuse. Most recently she has undertaken training in working with awareness of the Body in the Therapeutic Relationship. Evelyn is an accredited member of the Irish Association for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and is registered with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP)
Please contact Evelyn on 087 4196675 to make an appointment.