About Eugene O’Reilly, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Mediator
Welcome, I’m Eugene O Reilly. I’m a professionally-qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a BA Honours Degree and I’m an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, adhering to their Code of Ethics which supports high professional standards. My practice is underpinned by principles based on compassion, trust and a non-judgemental attitude. I am dedicated in helping you each step of the way.
My work is varied and is based on a Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Humanistic and Integrative approach; what this means is that I tailor my work around my client’s unique experiences. I will work with you over a short or long term period, helping you with the changes that you identify as needing to make.
I believe in empowering my clients with knowledge and skills that will help increase their awareness, sense of worth, self-love and in turn stimulate positive growth and change. A journey of self-discovery can be enlightening, healing and empowering, so take the steps to a better quality of life. I understand how daunting therapy can be especially for first timers. I offer a pre-therapy telephone consultation to address any questions or concerns regarding therapy.
I’ve gained a wealth of experience from working with organisations such as SOSAD and Living Links, and my aim is to provide a safe and supportive environment to enable clients explore, achieve clarity and make necessary changes to restore harmony in their lives.
Areas of Speciality:
Abuse (physical, psychological, sexual, and financial), Anger, Anxiety, Addiction & Compulsions (substance, gambling, internet, sexual, pornography), Bullying, Communication Issues, Depression, Food & Eating Disorders, Family Issues, Grief, Loss & Bereavement, LGBTQ Issues / Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation,Couples/Relationship Issues, Stress, Suicide/Suicidal ideation/Self Harm, Workplace Issues
As a Mediator, I believe in providing a safe, confidential and inspirational environment in order to give the parties the best possible opportunity to resolve their dispute. I believe that successful mediation is based on trust, and will always provide disputants with a confidential space in which they can raise their concerns and work towards an acceptable resolution. I will always remain completely neutral, impartial, independent and professional at all times.I believe that contact with all parties prior to the mediation is a vital part of the process and he likes to talk to each party before the mediation takes place, to develop a rapport and ensure that all concerned understand what to expect throughout the process. Extensive experience has proved to me that this works well to enable the parties to ‘hit the ground running’ when the mediation starts.
During mediation, I will always remain open and endevour to create a relaxed environment, but will also be firm and direct when the situation requires it, and ensure the parties are guided away from wasting valuable time. I am constantly updating and and improving my skills and practice. As an accredited mediator with The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland, I remain in constant training in a range of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities, including specialist training courses, events, workshops, conferences & member resources. At present, three out of four mediation cases I work opn on conclude with with reaching an agreement for my clients.