”Excellence is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
Many of us have at different stages of our lives, encountered difficulties that affect our happiness, our relationships, our health and even our performance at work. We find it difficult to cope. Sometimes we lose our way and our concerns can seem overwhelming. Advice from family and well-intentioned friends just isn’t enough. We need something else.
As well as being a Neuro-Linguistic Master Practitioner, Meree is also a Psychotherapist and CBT Counsellor in Portlaoise. This unique combination allows her to offer practical help, advice and guidance in a safe non-judgmental environment. Meree adheres to the ethical standards of I.A.C.P. (Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) of which she is an accredited member. Meree’s Counselling, Psychoherappy and Life Coaching is privacy protected at all times. As well as providing psychotherapy, counselling and life coaching for adults, Meree has a wide experience in relating effectively and therapeutically with children and young people along with groups.
Meree is based in the Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
Some common questions about counselling and how we work.
Therapy can be extremely helpful if you’re struggling or going through a tough time; Therapy helps you to get to know yourself and helps you manage your thoughts and feelings. It offers you a safe confidential space if you need to talk.
Therapy can help you gain confidence and improve your self esteem; it can aid you with relationship or family issues.
Mental health is of primary importance and yet in our education system, we spend very little time learning how to cope, how to live with difficulties, and even getting to know who we are.
In your first session, the therapist will ask questions about you and your life. She will try to create an atmosphere of safety and trust between you both and establish a connection of non judgment and ease.
There is no fixed term in Therapy. The simple answer is that there is no simple answer. For some people, therapy is short term and for others it’s a longer period.
Meree works from a Humanistic approach, integrating Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Gestalt and primarily a Person Centered Approach. Meree believes that each person is doing the best he/she can, knowing that better choices are available, and enabling access to these choices is the journey of Therapy.