My name is Sandra Joyce. I was a secondary school teacher for 20 years. I am a mother of 3 Teens, hence I have vast experience with teenagers. I completed my B.A. in' Counselling and Psychometric testing ' 10 years ago and am a fully accreditated Counsellor with APCP. I completed a Certificate in Couple counselling with Relationships Ireland in 2011. I have a private practice in Stonebridge Community centre and Sandyford Therapy Centre and worked as a Teen, Couple and individual Counsellor with Relatioships Ireland/Teen Between for the last 3years.
I provide Teen counselling (I have extensive experience with all teen issues), Individual Counselling and Couple Counselling in my practice. I believe that the client has their own answers to their issues but needs the Empathy and Caring environment of the counselling process to access these answers. I offer a caring , confidential andprofessional sevice in a secure comfortable environment.
I use CBT, Psychodynamic and integrative Counselling approaches in my work. I work compassionately and non-judgementally with my clients to lead them through their issues to self-actualisation. Counselling is an effective process which can help free you from obstscles to your personal growth. It deals with these issues and allows you to have a better quality of life. The insights you gain will impact every area of your life and remain with you forever. This is the best investment you will ever make in yourself.
I work collaboratively with the people who seek my services. When you meet me, I think you will find that I have a positive, respectful and non-judgemental approach to helping. I believe that people do the best they can with what they know at the time and have the skills & competencies to change their lives. My role as a therapist is to listen, support and ask questions that assist people to find long lasting solutions to their problems. Therapy can be short or long term. Short term can mean a few sessions to work through a particular practical issue. For example, learning how to reduce stress, parenting more effectively or improving an already strong relationship. Long term can mean regular sessions over several months or even longer for persistent problematic patterns of behaviour. More complex problems include extreme marital or family conflict, healing from trauma or recovering from addiction.
The emotional scars we bear reminds us where we have been but they do not have to determine our future direction.
I have a B.A. in Counselling & Psychometric Testing and a Certificate in Couple Counselling from Relationships Ireland.
I am a fully accredited member of APCP. (Association of Professional Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Ireland).
I am also a fully qualified secondary school teacher and understand all aspects of teenagers lives (Indeed i am a mother to three teenagers)
I have been a practising counsellor for 10 years and work in different centres. ( Stonebridge Community Centre and Sandyford Therapy Centre).
I worked in Relationships Ireland and Teen Between for 3 years as a Couple and Teen Counsellor (2014-2017)
I facilitate 'Parents when separated programmes' which support separated and divorced parents in co-parenting their children in the best possible way.
Couples per session :€70
Individual per session: €60
Teen per session: €50
Payment is to be made at the end of each session. Sessions not cancelled or re-scheduled 48 hours in advance are subject to charge
Each session lasts one hour. Our initial meeting will be an assessment of your current situation and a plan to address your issues. If you feel comfortable with me as your therapist, we will continue on a weekly basis working towards achieving your goals .It is important that you are punctual for your appointments to gain the maximum value from your counselling session.
Email Sandra or phone 087 224 9845 for confidential help.