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Friday, July 10, 2020
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

    There are times when life can be difficult and challenging for all of us, particularly during times of emotional growth, economic crisis, etc. Sometimes we feel like we are on a treadmill, getting nowhere and not knowing how to move forward.
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  • Couple Therapy / Marriage Counselling

    Couples Therapy or Marriage Counselling as many people will know it can be a stressful time for all concerned
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  • About Louise Ward - Counsellor, CBT & Psychotherapist

    My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is based on an Integrative Model of therapy with a focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Drawing from a number of different approaches including: Emotionally Focused Therapy Schema Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Evidenced based Couple Therapy
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  • Training Courses

    ZestLife College offers a variety of courses designed to expand your knowledge and practical experiences in a course which you will find both educational and enjoyable. These courses are taught in an integrative way, learning theoretically but also adapting practically.
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapist M.A., Counsellor and Psychotherapist BSc (Hons), MIACP

Louise has a Master’s in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is also trained in Couple Therapy, (using evidence based therapies that work, designed to restore the connection between couples) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. Louise works with adults, teens and pre-teens in a way that is best suited to their needs and presenting issues.

Louise is a regular contributor to Spirit Radio with a weekly feature on Rojo in the Mornings on Wednesdays after the 10am news. Click here to listen to some of her recent contributions to the show.

Louise is also an experienced trainer and facilitator in Ireland and abroad. She has many years experience in counselling. Louise is a director of Zest4kidz, an overseas agency working with vulnerable children all over the world, with rescued child prostitutes in India, ex-child soldiers in Uganda and chlid prisoners in Belerus. She is married with three daughters.

There are times when life can be difficult and challenging for all of us, particularly during times of emotional growth, economic crisis, etc. Sometimes we feel like we are on a treadmill, getting nowhere and not knowing how to move forward.

Counselling can provide the ideal setting to explore these issues in a safe and confidential manner and the reward can be life transforming.

Louise works with clients privately at her office in South Dublin and also through Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP), Towards Healing, First Assist and many more agencies. Louise also manages Oasis Counselling Service in West Tallaght.

Some of the issues Louise works with include:

  • Stress, Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Couple Therapy
  • Low Self-Esteem / Self-Confidence
  • Childhood Sexual or Emotional Abuse
  • Relationships
  • Loss and Grief
  • Bereavement
  • Feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope
  • Feeling depressed, sad or empty
  • Childlessness / Infertility
  • Personal Development

Qualifications

Vital Conexions Vital connections Relationship Builders Middlesex University ICHAS college
Dip in Christian counselling (Year: 2005) Post traumatic stress debriefing Adventures in Intimacy BSc in counselling and Psychotherapy (Hons) M.A. CBT

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