Siobhan Galvin, Psychotherapist
RGN, RM, HDipApplied Science (Occupational Health), Dip Psychotherapy, BSc(Hons) & MSc Psychology, MIACP
Siobhan is an experienced and accredited psychotherapist. She brings to counselling a love of working with individuals, supporting them in dealing with life’s difficulties, assisting them in discovering their strengths and encouraging self-awareness.
Siobhan trained in the Tivoli Institute and has worked for more than 14 years with individuals in private practice and Employee Assistance Programmes. Her therapeutic approach to working with clients is integrative and her approach is influenced by her core psychodynamic training as well as person-centred and gestalt therapy, body therapy, solution focused brief therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She works with male and female adults and is happy to assist individuals in exploring most issues that present.
Prior to working as a psychotherapist, Siobhan worked in the healthcare sector for many years as both a staff nurse and in managerial roles. She completed a Higher Diploma in Applied Science (Occupational Health & Hygiene) in NUI Galway in 1996. Following this she spent time working in the field of occupational health & safety before moving into Employee Assistance where she held several senior positions.
Siobhan has worked with Pieta House, a non-profit organisation providing specialised treatment for individuals experiencing suicidal ideation or self-harming behaviour. Currently, as well as working with private clients, Siobhan accepts referrals from Towards Healing (previously Faoiseamh), a counselling and support service for survivors of institutional, clerical and religious abuse and a number of Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs). She also works with the HSE Counselling in Primary Care (CIPC) service in the Midlands, which provides short-term counselling for clients referred via primary care teams and with the National Counselling Service (NCS) time-limited contract working with adult clients who present having experienced abuse or neglect in childhood.
A member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP), Siobhan is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional - International (CEAP-I). She holds a BSc (Hons) and MSc Psychology degree and is currently studying EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) a comprehensive and integrative treatment approach addressing adverse life experiences / trauma which impacts on individual well-being.