Liam Herlihy MIACP
Coming from a strong family background in the community, I was involved in youth clubs in Ballinlough and Glanmire with Ogra Chorcai from a young age. In 1997, when diagnosis with multiple sclerosis (MS) I found counselling very beneficial in accepting the physical and psychological issues it presented. My career involved dealing with Mental Health professionals and in 2000, when I went into remission, I pursued my interest and qualification in Counselling & Psychotherapy through my mentor, Cormac Lankford. I achieved my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling awarded by The Lankford Counselling Centre, Cork. This course is accredited by the IACP (Irish Association Counselling & Psychotherapy). It is well respected within the counselling and psychotherapy profession for the high quality of training.
I am an Accredited Member of the Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MIACP). I am passionate about counselling and I am humbled and fascinated by the complexity and resilience of the human spirit. I work from an Integrated Humanistic model of counselling. This means that I incorporate a variety of counselling approaches in my work. My approach is based on Reality therapy, which focuses on the “here & now” and with Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) which sets clear and achievable goals in dealing with the presenting issue.
Depending on the issues you want to address and depending on your personality, I use a combination of therapeutic approaches to enable you express and explore your presenting issues.
Some of the theories and counselling styles I use are:
· Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
· Reality Therapy
· Person-Centred Therapy
· Existential Psychotherapy
· Gestalt Therapy
I can be contacted at 086-3805647