Patrice Campion

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    How I can help you

    In today's busy world, it is increasingly difficult to avoid stress. Sometimes having a trusted friend is all you need, as the power of feeling heard can often provide clarity. However, there are times when you need a professional who is skilled in the art of listening; someone who can remain objective and reflect back to you and identify hidden areas that may be in your way. This level of listening and feedback can have a deeper, more powerful and healing effect, and help you unlock your inner ability to work through the things that hold you back.

    If any of this feels true to you, please keep reading as you're on the right path.  No matter how difficult things may seem right now, I can help you through.  The following are examples of common problems many people experience:  

    • feeling lost in grief and bereavement 
    • understanding how childhood unresolved trauma may still be present in your adult life
    • financial and career related stress that keeps you awake at night
    • relationship difficulties that need more insight
    • physical health issues that require deeper exploration to affect change
    • feeling alone, isolated, or rejected when surrounded by people 
    • finding social events and activities overwhelming  

    Sometimes challenging life experiences such as these can lead to further states of distress, such as anxiety, panic, depression, post traumatic stress, and ultimately, emotional breakdown.  The majority of such issues are situational, meaning they are a result of life events that have become emotionally overwhelming.  

    I can help you by providing an open, safe, warm, and confidential environment highlighted by respect, non-judgment and understanding of your needs, where all concerns and feelings can be freely expressed. It is within this protected space that many find hope again, through our working together towards positive change and a renewed sense of being able to manage life's difficulties. 

    I also provide consultation with individuals receiving mental health care. Through my life history, expertise, and training in the area of mental health, I especially support family members who seek additional insight on the impact of psychiatric diagnosis and its treatment effects from a psychological perspective. 

    I also work with General Practitioners and Psychiatrists who refer their patients to me. I fully support this allied working relationship, and assist their patients through recovery, and provide continued support throughout the healing process.

    What to expect

    As a prospective client you can expect absolute discretion, confidentiality, and trust from me. You can expect a person-centred, warm, and supportive therapeutic environment that will inspire a newer way of understanding the challenges you face, and help you develop new skills that you will use throughout your life.  You can expect a prompt and courteous response to your needs, whether by video, text, telephone or email. You can always expect that I will provide a high standard professional approach throughout our work together. I look forward to working with you.        

    About me

    I hold a Bachelors of Science (Honours) Degree in Psychology; Masters of Science in Psychological Research; and Professional Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy.

    I also have many years of experience having supporting family members through emotional distress and overwhelm.  As a result, I understand the personal and social impact that mental health services may have on one's life, and one's family and friends; and I particularly understand the stigma attached to mental health issues. 

    My research in the biomedical model of mental health, as well as my progressive research in holistic therapeutic approaches, has been disseminated at venues such as mental health conference workshops and presented at third level university.  My research in Companion Animal Studies and Animal Assisted Interventions has shown how behavioural and social structures within the canine species have a positive effect on human emotional distress, including anxiety and depression.  My work in this area of healing is ongoing. 

    I am a member of the British Psychological Society; and a pre-accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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