I’m Eileen Hopkins
Accredited Psychotherapist in Ireland
It’s important to find a therapist that’s a good fit.
Individual therapy is the meeting between the therapist and the client, in an atmosphere of acceptance, confidentiality and openness the patient can express their problems and emotions.
I work from a humanistic perspective. I place importance on the therapeutic relationship and view this as the foundation in order to create a safe and confidential space where you can talk without fear of being judged.
It is normal to feel sad and depressed at certain points in one’s life, however, there are serious difficulties that persist for a long time that may lead to a chain of emotions and problems that you may not be able to handle alone. Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy might be the answer, because in every therapeutic session you are given the opportunity to explore what is troubling you.
Teenage years are an essential time for self-discovery, identity formation, and social development; however, this can be a confusing and stressful time. Offering therapeutic understanding of emotional issues can help self-worth and esteem, relieve worries, and facilitate change.
What Is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy provides a person with the opportunity to express their thoughts, difficult emotions, and feelings in a safe non-judgmental space, and in doing so gives the person greater insight into their own responses.
Psychotherapy aims to enable clients, to understand and express their feelings, to help change attitudes, behaviour and habits that may be unhelpful; and to promote more constructive and adaptive ways of coping.
Why see a Psychotherapist?
People see a Psychotherapist because they are in emotional pain that they want relief from now but also into the future. There are times when our lives are like a jigsaw puzzle, some of the pieces don’t seem to fit together very well. For some clients, it may be a temporary feeling of anxiety, stress or sadness that is bothering them. For others, it is about looking for relief from an already long-term pain that they can no longer endure. Maybe we just feel stuck in life and need to find clarity. Talking to a qualified therapist provides an evidence-based way to explore your emotional health in a confidential safe environment.
What does a psychotherapy session involve?
For someone who is not familiar with the use of Psychotherapy, it can be very daunting to seek and accept it. Psychotherapists are very conscious of this when commencing work with a new client. Some people, for example, like to attend counselling in a very private space, such as a different town, while others have no issue attending counselling in their local village. Successful psychotherapy depends on a supportive, comfortable relationship with a trusted therapist.
Each session is held in strict confidence and prior to any session commencing there are some formalities that have to be addressed. So, the first session is normally focused on what the counselling will entail and what the boundaries are. This can help towards a more relaxed atmosphere before launching into specific issues.
B.Sc. (Hons) Dip. Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Business and Personal Development Coaching
Advanced Certificate in Career Coaching
Advanced Certificate in Addiction Coaching
Advanced Certificate in Compassionate Inquiry (Dr Gabor Mate).
Advanced Certificate in Pain Management
Advanced Certificate in the therapeutic use of Mindfulness
My name is Eileen and I am so glad that you have chosen to check out my website today. Let me tell you a little bit about myself:
My road to counselling and psychotherapy has been interesting. Having worked in a caring profession, nursing for over 30 years, I was always at my happiest when interacting with my patients & I have always been a people person.
Having experienced a rather challenging period in my personal life a few years ago and realized then that I needed to change my circumstances. I took early retirement from my Nursing Career in 2015. I trained as a professional Life Coach with one the Irish Life Coach Institute This proved to be a life-changing experience for me. I then trained as a Psychotherapist at PCI College in Dublin.
I am very passionate about emotional health and my mission is to make a difference, one person at a time.
Best in Ireland: Listed in the top 10 life Coaches in Dublin – 2021/2022