Rod Fitzgerald - The Novara Centre
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Rod Fitzgerald

I work from the Novara Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, offering therapy for a broad range of issues.

My own experience of therapy began in 1991. Thankfully I had a good experience of therapy and support groups, and was able to open up to the help on offer and to create long lasting positive changes in all areas of my life. I went on to train as a psychotherapist, qualifying in 1999, and have been working with people with a wide variety of issues, in many different settings, since then.

I have completed a Masters Degree in Addiction Studies, and trained as a couple’s counsellor with Accord in 2008. I believe in working with the person, not just ‘the issue’, and avail of many different therapeutic approaches, depending on the particular needs of my clients. In my experience, the decision to step out of the isolating cycle of a recurring difficulty, by seeking some help with it, is half the battle. It is generally a very difficult thing for us to admit that, a) we have a problem, and b) don’t seem able to fix it ourselves. But when we do admit that, and come out of our painful cycle to seek help, then we find a new world of possibilities and support can open up for us.

In addition to 1:1 counselling, I also facilitate therapy groups, and have been running Voice Workshops for many years. Please enquire for more details.

I currently also work with Merchants Quay Ireland part time, offering one to one counselling and facilitating addiction-focused groups in prisons.

I also lecture for PCI College on the MSC Addiction Counselling and Psychotherapy course, and on the BSC Counselling and Psychotherapy course.

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