Originally from County Longford, Aoife Byrne is a qualified therapist having completed a BA in Psychology from Maynooth University (NUIM) and also a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with Zestlife College in Dublin.
Aoife’s approach is Integrative drawing on variety of therapeutic models (Person Centred, Compassion Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). At the core of Aoife’s approach is kindness, non-judgement, validation and empowerment. Her priority is to ensure a safe and compassionate relationship with her clients.
Aoife holds ten years administrative experience in a range of areas including a family business and in the charity sector. Her role as a service administrator with Jigsaw involved Aoife being a point of contact offering information and support to young people/parents while ensuring confidentiality.
Aoife also works with the Alzheimers Society as a Helpline Adviser. She acts as a point of contact and an emotional support for people with dementia and for their families/carers at all stages of their journey. Furthermore, she supports volunteers in their role on the helpline through encouragement and de-briefing when required.
Aoife also has four years teaching experience; including working with children with Autism and teaching English in Spain.
Aoife is a pre accredited member of the IACP (Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and attends regular clinical supervision. Aoife is also developing her counselling skills outside her core training through attending a variety of CPD courses some of which have included:
- – ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- – SafeTALK
- – Understanding Self Harm
- – Communicating in Challenging Circumstances When People are Experiencing Loss and Grief (Irish Hospice Foundation)
- – Working with Dreams (Jung Centre)