Mr Ian O'Dwyer

Member Status: Accredited Professional

Member No: NCS20-00871

Location: Lisburn

Key Worker CounsellingMates in Mind

I work in Lisburn and Greater Belfast area. I offer both short term and long term counselling/therapy. I am specialised in working with people who presents with trauma related issues (including developmental trauma, shock trauma, and complex trauma). As the founder of Somatic Experiencing Peter Levine (PHD) states that "Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence." I also work with people who may have relationship difficulties, bereavement, emotional difficulties (anxiety, anger, and low mood), depression, low self-esteem, addiction, and so on.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    1. Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)® training, SE Ireland (umbrella body of EASE). Completed SEP® Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced level 1. This is a postgraduate advanced training for experienced practitioners.
    2. Gestalt Practitioner Diploma.
    3. PGCert. Counselling and Therapeutic Communication with Professional Practice.
    4. MSc. Counselling and Therapeutic Communication.
    5. BA. Psychology.
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Tinnitus
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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