Michelle Coyne - IACP 'COUNSELLING AS A CAREER' Michelle will speak about becoming a therapist and about counselling and psychotherapy as a profession
Michelle is a Board Member and a Treasurer at the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She graduated with BSc Honors in Counselling and Psychotherapy, from Middlesex University. Michelle has worked with the Rape Crisis Centre as an advocate, and counsels with SOSAD Ireland and a facilitator – with MEND (Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse) and a facilitation of the Meitheal programme run by Tusla. As a counsellor with Nurture, Michelle demonstrates great interest in women’s mental health, working with infertility, miscarriage pre-and post -natal depression. Michelle is also trained in the assessment and treatment of suicidality. Michelle take a holistic approach to counselling, and particular areas of interest are working with teenagers. Working with this group there is a need to be creative and intuitive. Art therapy delivers on the creative aspect, providing the client with a space within which thy have the opportunity to explore a deeper part of themselves, while maintaining the client and therapist relationship, this is the key to any therapeutic relationship.
Michelle’s presentation will focus on Well-Being and promotion of mental health. Michelle will also speak about becoming a therapist and about counselling and psychotherapy as a profession.