Gina Dermody (Dowd)
Without leaps of imagination or dreaming we lose the excitement of possibilities.
For the last 24 years I have worked with Adults, Adolescents and Families in both counselling and Psychotherapy. I now specialize with Adolescents and Young Adults. My training has been in Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy with the Tivoli Institute. Development of my interest in working with adolescents and families led to a further master’s training In Gestalt Adolescent Psychotherapy. From here I discovered my desire was to be able to support adolescents and adults to figure out life more easily and deal with the often-difficult developmental stage that is the movement from childhood to young adult. None of this work would be possible without supporting parents and caregivers to understand their own role as parents and adults as they try and support and influence this important life stage. Training as a clinical supervisor, has also formed an integral part of my ongoing learning as I guide other professionals in this area. My approach in psychotherapy is to look at how we make choices and what we bring to the world in terms of both our challenges and talents. For some people they are challenged on many different levels in their life. We often reach a time when we need to step back observe and proceed with support. It is not always easy to ask for help especially as a young person who is trying to figure so much out. My approach when working with you is practical yet deeply embedded in knowledge and learning. With me you are here to learn about the very valuable you, to consider how to choose your actions wisely and to always aim for understanding. Gina is an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor with IACP.
M.I.A.H.I.P. Dip. I.I.T.D. Eup. Dip. BioE.
Biodynamic and Integrative Psychotherapist, Graduate of Tracht Psychotherapy Foundation, Kinvara. Fully Accredited member of The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (I.A.H.I.P.), adhering to their Code of Ethics. Qualified Group Facilitator with a Diploma in Training and development awarded by The Irish Institute of Training and Development (I.I.T.D.)
Having over twenty five years’ experience working with individual clients and groups, I have delivered many diverse workshops and programmes with numerous organisations in my role as a Psychotherapist and Group Facilitator. There is no greater learning than that gleaned from life itself, and I have journeyed through many personal experiences and challenges, bringing me deeper into my own inner self, healing many aspects of myself,and and this journey and it’s learning has led me to great personal happiness.
About working with me…
Biodynamic Psychotherapy is a humanistic discipline and focuses on the interaction between mind and body. The aim of my work is to help the person restore their natural capacity for self-
regulation which is the power to express, digest and resolve the consequences of stressful experiences. I see each person as unique and choose the therapy best suited to the person’s needs,
working with a wide range of issues including: Difficulties with relationships and communication, stress, bereavement, anger and fear, shame, perfectionism and anxiety,
loneliness, lack of direction and life purpose. My approach is welcoming, non-judgemental, compassionate and kind. I am very passionate about my work, and working with my clients brings me immense joy as I know that they hold such great ability to bring about powerful change to their lives, just as I have done. I always say to people ‘never underestimate the power of talking with someone who truly listens’, Psychotherapy can be challenging, yet a fascinating way of getting to know yourself at a very
deep level. It would be my honour to accompany you on your journey of self -realisation and personal transformation, and I look forward to the rewarding path that lies ahead for your
Do not follow where the path may lead,
Go instead where there is no path,
And leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson.