Works as Senior Counsellor / Psychotherapist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.
She works with a wide range of issues and problems and specialises in working with substance and alcohol misuse; eating disorders and body image; homelessness; financial management and budgeting; abuse (physical, domestic, sexual, emotional and silent); trauma resource building; grief; depression; anxiety; anger management issues; low self-esteem; personality issues; stress; relationship issues; and life transitions.
Eimear's way of workingEimear uses a person-centred approach to therapy and aims to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with each individual.
She integrates a range of different therapies into her work to suit the individual needs and preferences of each individual. These include: Psychodynamic Therapy; Mindfulness-Based Therapy; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behaviour Therapy based skills; Crisis Intervention; Abstinence and Harm Reduction (for substance misuse) and Motivational Interviewing 12 step education.
Eimear's background and trainingEimear has worked in a range of residential and clinical settings specialising in the treatment of addiction and a wide range of mental health issues in the UK and Ireland, as well as in Ghana and Australia. This has given her a wealth of experience in different jurisdictions and within different mental health systems.
Eimear has a BA degree in Psychology and Sociology (University College Cork); a Master of Arts in Addiction Studies (Dublin Business School); a Certificate in Counselling Skills (Edinburgh College); a Diploma in Practitioner Skills in Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders, London); EEATS Accreditation (Eating Disorder Education and Training Scotland); a Certificate in IC&RC (International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium) – Drug and Alcohol Counselling; Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Certification; CBT Certification; and Mindfulness Based Therapy training.
Eimear is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Eimear charges £70 per session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.