Heather Gillin | Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Wexford - Heather H. Gillin MA Psych
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About Me

I am a practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapist in county Wexford, working in private practice, as well as, primary and secondary schools. I have a Masters degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, a Higher Diploma in Psychotherapy, a Diploma from Irish Coaching Institute and a Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming.

My practice offers individual, couples and family therapy, as well as, child and adolescent psychotherapy. My training has enabled me to offer a safe place for a client to come and speak. Psychotherapy as termed ‘the talking cure’ is a clinic for speaking subjects. In the case of a child with limited language, symbolic play and art is interpreted.

Approach

I have a broad base in therapeutic training ranging from psychoanalysis, life coaching, NLP, child and adolescent psychotherapy, creative expressive art therapy and suicide intervention.

When I first meet with a client, I will ask the client what has brought them to therapy. With this information, I will then discuss how I will work with them. If the client is a child or adolescent, I will make an appointment for an intake session with the parents first. The first session with any new client is to assess if we can work together and if the client feels comfortable with continuing the therapeutic process. The cost of therapy is always discussed, I can work on a sliding scale in regards to payment depending on the clients situation. 

The presenting issues or symptoms causing suffering that most clients come in for are: anxiety disorders, stress disorders including PTSD, eating disorders, states of depression, postnatal depression, loss, bereavement, relationship breakdown and relationship difficulty. The length of time for therapy depends on the client and their presenting issues, long or short term therapy can be arranged.

 

I am a member of The Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI) – the professional body for Freud / Lacan psychoanalysis in Ireland. Abiding by the Ethical Guidelines of APPI.

 

Please feel free to get in touch at your convenience where all treatment is confidential, discreet and professional.