Brigid Walsh, MIACP, ICEEFT
As a couple’s therapist, Brigid uses Dr Sue Johnston’s (EFT) Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, which is based on Attachment Theory. EFT gets to the core of a couples distress by accessing the underlying emotions that drives their reoccurring conflict and patterns of negative interactions. EFT provides the therapist with a map to help couples find their way back to each other, to reconnect and build a secure emotional bond together. Brigid works in a relational, collaborative and compassionate way and cares about her couples; because she holds a deep belief in the value of intimate relationships...
Some relationships can become unhealthy and destructive if this becomes your reality, Brigid will support and explore the couples options as they emerge. . Brigid believes that our relationship/marriage with our partner is one of the most important things in our life and one of the biggest sources of our pain is when things go wrong and we can’t make our relationship work. The most common reason couples seek help is when they feel they are growing apart, they experience emotional disconnection and instead of pulling together to face life’s challenges and difficulties they become disengaged and distant. Brigid’s style is gentle, honest and encouraging. She strives to create a rapport with her couple/individual that is grounded in respect, trust, compassion and empathy.
Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation.
Brigid completed a Higher Diploma (Honours) in Humanistic Psychotherapy and Couples Counselling (Hetac Level 8) in St Patricks College Maynooth. She has a professional Diploma in Counselling Psychology from NUI Galway. Brigid has additional training in EFT, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and is a member of ICEEFT, The International Centre of Excellence for Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is also part of the Irish EFT Community.
Brigid is a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). She attends regular supervision as part of her ethical commitment to her work and abides by the code of ethics outlined by the IACP.
To ensure Brigid remains creative, ethical and up-to-date, she regularly engages in continuing professional development courses to deepen her own self- knowledge and her professional knowledge.