I co-founded the Novara Centre because of my belief that there are many strands to healing and well-being. Sometimes one approach suits one person at one time and later they need something else, sometimes a combined approach really benefits a client.
Also I believe that when we work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, our work is enriched from the opportunities for cross-fertilisation and support.
I see myself as an Integrative/humanistic psychotherapist. This broadly means that I integrate different approaches in my work and that primarily the work is about me as a human being meeting another human being.
Humanistic for me also means seeing ourselves in our wholeness; e.g. mind, body, feeling (and spirit) or including all of our different parts; e.g. critic, fire fighter, manager, drifter, etc.
Very often, people contemplate psychotherapy because they are going through a difficult time in their lives. This may be because they have become conscious of very strong emotions or it may be that it is the opposite that they are noticing that they “can’t feel anything” or that they feel like an auto-man.
Many people consider psychotherapy because they are having difficulty creating and maintaining meaningful and nourishing relationships.
While the process of psychotherapy does involve commitment and can be difficult, I also see it as a very exciting and hopeful one as we journey into self-knowledge, self-awareness and more choice. Psychotherapy is a lot about finding out what are our core beliefs about ourselves, others and life. These are held in our sub-conscious and often completely out of our awareness. With awareness comes choice. We get a moment to ask ourselves “Do I want to be doing it this way? Do I want more nourishment? Is this action/thought supporting me?”
I began my training as a psychotherapist when living in London and did a foundation year in Gestalt at the Metanoia Institute. When I moved back to Dublin, I trained in Integrative/Psycho-dynamic psychotherapy at the Tivoli Institute, Dublin. I then completed a year’s post-graduate training in Gestalt at the Dublin Gestalt Centre. I am also a certified Hakomi therapist. Having studied with Ron Kurtz in the US and completing my training in England and then Ireland. Since 2006 we have had a Hakomi training in Ireland 3 times a year.
Gestalt and Hakomi are two of the main influences on the way I work. Please click if you would like to know more detail on why I am drawn to Gestalt and Hakomi.
Blog posts by Rosemary
- What is Educational Psychology? in The Novara Centre Blog
- Killing Cravings with Kindness in The Novara Centre Blog
- New Year, Old You? Fail Again, Fail Better in Integrated Healthcare&Mindfulness&The Novara Centre Blog
- Accept Yourself – Don’t Forget! in Mindfulness&The Novara Centre Blog
- Celebrating 10 years of The Novara Centre in The Novara Centre Blog
- Coming to Our Senses – Mindful Journeys in The Novara Centre Blog
- Aromatherapy for exam stress – for students and parents alike! in The Novara Centre Blog
- January Newsletter 2016 in The Novara Centre Blog
- Job vacancy in Announcements&The Novara Centre Blog
- October Newsletter 2015 in The Novara Centre Blog
- July Newsletter 2015 in The Novara Centre Blog
- Open Day – Glowing, Healthy & Happy this Winter in Announcements
- Men’s Health in Announcements
- Therapy Rooms for Rent in Announcements
- Workshops in Announcements
- April 2015 Newsletter in The Novara Centre Blog
- January 2015 Newsletter in The Novara Centre Blog
- Autumn 2014 Newsletter in The Novara Centre Blog
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Depression. in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)? in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Acceptance in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- What is complementary healthcare? in Integrated Healthcare