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SEAN CARDEN

English Speaking Counselor.

Are painful experiences and challenging emotions stopping you from enjoying life?

Working with me can help you to:

  • Feel understood.

  • Become more accepting of who you are.

  • Make meaningful changes.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THERAPY

The therapeutic relationship offers support and understanding that is given in an honest, non-judgmental and caring way.

 

During sessions I take a compassionate approach, never pushing things if I sense that you are uncomfortable or in pain.  Rather, my way of working is to acknowledge your emotions at that very moment. This way of supporting you allows for wounds to be healed, and awareness to be gained.

 

I find it very beneficial to work with descriptions and metaphors, as these are great tools that can be used to paint a clearer picture of the experiences that you are sharing.  This method works particularly well, as sometimes it can be hard to put into words the upset or frustration that is being felt; so rather than searching for words that may have escaped you, we can use a more creative approach to build a fuller understanding.

 

Also, Counseling isn't always about the negative, meaning its important for us to celebrate the positives!  Smiles and happiness are an important part of Therapy. They allow us to explore two different ends of the spectrum, and to see what else is going on in your life ( as nothing is black and white! )

 

Communication is key, so we must find a way of sharing that works for you.  This means taking the time to check-in and talk about what is working and what we can improve on; sessions are always guided by you and your best interests.

 

Lastly, it is important to keep in mind that Counseling can be an emotional roller-coaster; sometimes you will feel better, at other times you may feel bruised and exhausted from it.  This is all part of the process. It can be a tough journey but it is one that you have the strength to face, even if at times it all feels too much

 

As a Counselor, I strive to be as down to earth and approachable as possible, so it is important for me to offer myself as I am and not be anything other than genuine with you.

At the heart of my private practice is the understanding that your struggle is deeply personal; it will never be the same for anyone else. It is working through these struggles that I find such a rewarding process, as during sessions I am able to witness first hand my clients finding the strength and resilience needed to work through their issues.
 
I am experienced in working with a range of issues.  These include:

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression

  • Substance abuse

  • Hopelessness

  • Low self-esteem

  • Bereavement

  • Relationships

  • Domestic violence

  • Sexuality

  • Bullying

  • Workplace stress 

  • Isolation

  • Anger management

  • PTSD

  • Expat adjustment

  • Integration of spiritual/psychedelic experiences.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Qualifications


2013 - 2016 - FdA: Counselling (Humanistic) University of Greenwich, London ( British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited )
 
2011 - Level 3 Diploma: Counselling Theory
 
2010 - NCFE level 1+2: Counselling - Interpersonal & Helping Skills​
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Clinical Practice

2014 - 2016: Pavilions Drug and Alcohol Services.  Working to support significant others ( partner, loved ones, colleagues etc ) affected by alcohol/drug dependency.
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2012 - 2014: CRI Crime Reduction Initiative.  Working directly with individuals struggling with substance abuse.

 

 
Get In Touch

Pricing

I offer a free 30-minute consultation so that we can:

  • Get to know each other

  • Discuss your needs

  • Ask questions

A​ ​session​ ​lasts​ ​for 60 minutes​ ​and​ ​is​ ​charged​ ​at​ ​€80.

 

For anyone unable to comfortably afford the standard rate, please contact me to discuss working at a reduced cost.

 
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