Teresa Seymour Therapy
I have always been interested in people, in what makes us who we are and the paths that we make for ourselves. I became a qualified counsellor and wellness trainer because I know that life is not always how we might want it to be, that we can all benefit from some support to cope or work things out. At these times, it can help to talk to someone who is not involved in your life, someone who will just listen, giving you time and attention and acting as a sounding board. So, if you choose to come to me as a client, you will be met with warmth and caring and know that you will be respected and listened to without judgement.
A little about me…
I trained as a counsellor as I wanted to provide emotional support to people while they made their own journey through life, wherever it took them. I hold a Professional Diploma in Counselling from Cork Counselling Centre and Training Institute. It is recognised by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), of which I am a pre-accredited member. I also hold a primary degree in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters Degree in Training and Human Resource Development. In addition, I have engaged in a variety of professional development and training in the areas of positive psychology, sexuality and sexual health, parenting, mindfulness, conflict resolution and mental health promotion.
As well as now being a counsellor in private practice, I have also worked (and still do so), in the area of health and well-being for over 25 years, both within the health services and in the community and voluntary sector. I have enjoyed providing support to people across the age range from birth to older age. I am an experienced facilitator and trainer in the areas of mental health, personal and professional development, sexuality/ sexual health, and many other aspects of health and well- being. I have also spent time working in the areas of family support, parent mentoring and crisis pregnancy care.
I bring all of this together with the learning from my own life journey so far, to support me in my counselling role when I meet clients and also in the wellness training that I provide in groups.
My ethos and approach
I am there to listen and to hear. I work with my clients using a person-centred approach, which means that I believe my clients know best when it comes to their own situation, difficulties and needs. As a client, you may need support to uncover this and help to find your own answers. I hope that together we can build your confidence and belief in your own strengths and to build your own resources to help you live a healthy and fulfilling life.
Counselling Can Help With…
• The reduction of anxiety and panic and building coping skills
• Coping with depression and increasing positive emotions
• Building your confidence and self-esteem
• Positive parenting and family relationships
• Positive health behaviour change
• Finding the joy and fun in life again
• Making career and life choices
• Stress management
• Safely exploring sexuality and identity
• Improving relationships and intimacy
• Coping with past or current abuse
• Understanding and coping with life changes
• Bereavement and loss including pregnancy loss