Jennifer Keenan - The Novara Centre
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Jennifer Keenan

Jennifer Keenan – Psychotherapy – Novara Centre, Bray

I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist, accredited with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I hold an honours degree in Counselling and psychotherapy from the Dublin Business School.

I have experience in both voluntary and community settings, working with clients – across the lifespan – presenting with a range of mental health issues. Anxiety, bereavement, PND and trauma are areas of professional interest.

I have worked with charitable organisations such as Pieta House (suicide prevention), Open Heart House (HIV/Aids support), Nurture (post-natal depression support), as well as in short-term student counselling and private clinics.

My training is grounded in person-centred principles. I aim to provide flexible and individualised care to each client whilst recognising the central importance of the therapeutic relationship in the process of therapy.

My training is in humanistic and psychodynamic psychotherapy, and solution-focused brief therapy, and I use a combination of these approaches to both create a safe space for clients, as well as helping them address their difficulties.

This broadly means that I integrate different approaches in my work and that, primarily, the work is about meeting the client where they are at and together learning how I can help them.

Often people look to start counselling because they are going through a difficult time. This may be because your coping strategies around difficult things that are happening or feelings you are experiencing are, for whatever reason, no longer working for you.

The process of psychotherapy does require commitment and can be a difficult process as you move through to a better understanding of yourself.

I consider it a privilege to work with clients in their journey. If you are struggling, unsure of what to do, it can be a fearful time not understanding how to cope with these feelings. I aim to provide a safe space for you to explore and address issues such as trauma, anxiety, stress, and relationship difficulties.

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