Counselling, Psychotherapy, Supervision & Training, Derry / Londonderry
Online and in-person appointments availableMarina Sweeney is a qualified therapist with 33 years’ experience and is an accredited supervisor and trainer.
Marina is trained in Person Centred Counselling, Integrative Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Group Therapy, Trauma, Addictions, Eating Disorders and Crisis Response.
Marina is also a fully trained Hypnotherapist and can offer Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation, self confidence, stress management and weight management.
Training for qualified Practitioners, Continuing Professional & Personal Development programmesSince 2000 Marina Sweeney has been designing and facilitating Continuing Professional and Personal Development programmes for practitioners in the helping professions.
Her training programmes include :
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Eating Disorders Counselling
- Trauma Counselling
- Sexual Abuse Counselling
- Solution Focused Therapy in Addictions Counselling
- Mind Body and Spirit Healing for Helpers
- Supervision as a Reflective Activity
Marina is a recipient of IACP's Carl Berkley Memorial Award for the development of counselling as a profession and has served as an IACP volunteer for 17 years
Personal Statement:“I offer an empathic, non-judgemental space in which you can explore your reasons for seeking support. I believe that through this exploration you can gain a better understanding of yourself, be helped to make meaning of your life and begin to make any changes you feel necessary or are ready to make. I will work alongside you in this process in the belief that when you are supported to you can become the expert in your own life. I appreciate that making the decision to attend counselling can be difficult in itself and it takes courage to do this but ultimately the rewards can be immense.
The majority of my professional life in counselling has been spent in the field of trauma intervention, sexual abuse counselling, stress and anxiety management , personal development and self -healing. The counselling sessions are completely confidential and I work in conjunction with the IACP and BACP Ethical guidelines.”
A symbol of my philosophy as a practitioner
'DUIR' Meaning Oak.
Every house has a front door. If you wish to enter, the door must be approached and your presence made known. The door may then be opened. And you may choose to enter.
The very word 'door' comes from Sanskrit 'duir': a word for solidity, protection and for the oak tree.
In the essential forest the oak is king. It stands mightily solid with great branches, matched only by still greater roots. It is often struck by lightening. The force of the strike and the heat bursts the sap and stem apart leaving the trunk gnarled and withered. Yet it still manages to survive, over the years, decades and centuries.
The oak has protected us in through the use of its timbers; it has been used to mark boundaries between one area and the next. Ancient wise people have taught under its mighty form, gaining strength from its strength. The oak for me is a symbol of hope and a doorway to a protected journey
As a holistic practitioner, in using the OAK as a symbol of my practise I am mindful of the importance of bringing a connection to nature into my work. Every aspect of nature has a part to play in healing and for me the oak is an example of this.