As the country opens up again, there is a bit of hope and renewed vigour in the air. My therapy practice is very busy at the mo, but if you are interested in attending psychotherapy with me, feel free to make contact and I will talk to you about the possibility of scheduling an appointment over the next while. My office in Limerick is located across from People’s Park. It’s a beautiful place to get a walk in before or after your session. Hope life is treating you well.
Just a quick update to let you know I am offering my counselling and psychotherapy services through the medium of zoom now, as well as seeing clients in my practice in Limerick and Ennis. I continue to follow HSE guidelines in relation to best practice in the current crisis, as well as the guidelines laid out by IAHIP and ICP.
Wishing you all well
Here is a piece of music I wrote that Ken Hundert used to close his workshop recently at our counselling and psychotherapy practice here in 22 Pery Court, Upper Mallow Street, Limerick. Hope you enjoy it and that it brings you some peace and soulful connection for your day.
Just a quick mention for the upcoming Claremorris folk festival on July 20th and 21st. This is the first year of the festival and it’s an absolutely great lineup. I’ll be playing a gig in Claremorris Library – doors at 5pm on the Saturday, and then also doing a trad session in Wardes pub from 6 to 8pm on the Sunday. Should be fun. Up Mayo! https://claremorrisfolkfestival.com/
Just to acknowledge what a great workshop we had at the counselling ans psychotherapy practice here in Limerick recently. Big thanks to Ken Hundert, all the way from Toronto, who presented his workshop on Internal Family Systems therapy. Also I want to extend my gratitude to all the participants who attended. Fair play for getting there first thing on a Saturday morning! Here’s to many more. Here is a little info on the workshop. Thanks Ken!
Facilitating Calm, Encouraging Hope, with an Introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy.
The Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) has evolved over the past thirty five years into a comprehensive approach that includes guidelines for working with individuals, couples, and families. The IFS Model represents a synthesis of two already-existing paradigms: systems thinking and the multiplicity of the mind. It brings concepts and methods from family therapy to the world of subpersonalities. This synthesis was the natural outcome that evolved after Dr. Richard Schwartz, a young family therapist, began hearing from clients about their inner lives. Once he was able to set aside preconceived notions about therapy and the mind, and began to really listen to what his clients were saying, what he heard repeatedly were descriptions of what they often called their “parts” — the conflicted subpersonalities that resided within them (https://selfleadership.org/about-internal-family-systems.html [accessed 8th Apr, 2019])
For more information on the IFS model of psychotherapy, see https://selfleadership.org/
DATE: June 15th
TIME: 9.15am -1pm
VENUE: Mid-West Counselling and Psychotherapy, 22 Pery Court, Upper Mallow St., Limerick City
About the Presenter
The workshop was facilitated by Ken Hundert, a registered psychotherapist and certified IFS therapist from Toronto. I first met Ken at the SEPI conference in Trinity College a few years back. It was a real pleasure to have him present his workshop here at our practice in Limerick. Ken trained in Internal Family Systems with Dick Schwartz, the founder of the approach and has presented several workshops back home in Canada. He currently works in private practice and has volunteered over 1200 hours at 2 walk-in clinics in Toronto. In 2011, he was awarded Volunteer of the Year at Yorktown Family Services, for his work at their walk-in clinic. He works with individuals and couples who are overwhelmed with feelings and/or thoughts; he has a non-pathologizing orientation. Ken also has a MA in Political Science, Latin American Studies.
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