About

Gina Dowd BSocSc, MSw, Dip Psych,MSc MIACP

A qualified Adult and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Gina has over 24 years experience in therapeutic work. Gina initially trained with the Tivoli Institute in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. A follow on Master’s Training in Adolescent Psychotherapy took place with Northampton University and Dublin Counselling Centre. Current training is within the field of clinical supervision. Gina  is a a member of the Irish Association of Counselling Practitioners and Children First trained by the HSE.

Gina comes from a Social Work background and has worked in both the U.K and Ireland. This work has specialised in trauma focused intervention with both adults and adolescents. Gina operates a private practice in Tuam, Co Galway. She works as a group facilitator with Embrace Farm Survivors Group. As an Adolescent Group facilitator she runs and delivers the Life Space Program to Transition Year Students in Tuam.

The approach offered is simple. Come into therapy with an open mind, build trust in who you are. Leave therapy with a greater appreciation of who you need to be.

 Therapy

Counselling West offers both face to face appointments and online therapy. It is important that therapy is the right fit for you. All initial appointments focus on what you need from therapy and you assess if this service feels right for you at this time. If this is the right place for you then further appointments are arranged  at a time and date that works for you and your therapist.This is the proccess for Adults, Adolescents and Parents.  So begins a new part of your journey.

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