Anne Burke

Anne Burke

Relationship Counsellor
Johnstown Therapy Centre Director, Anne Burke originally graduated from the Tivoli Institute with a Diploma in Psychotherapy/Counselling.  She went on to receive a BSc in Psychotherapy/Counselling from Middlesex University and has been awarded an MSc in Psychotherapy Studies by the University of Sheffield. 
 
Anne also holds a Diploma in Gestalt Therapy has professional certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Treatment of Sexual Addiction and is a fully accredited therapist with IACP, and IAHIP. She is a practitioner of Therapeutic Play and presently is studying for a MSc in Child Art Psychotherapy with the Mater and UCD after receiving her Diploma in Supervision from the Dublin Gestalt Centre and is an accredited IAHIP supervisor.
 
Anne has completed further training in the area of Relationship Counselling, Suicide Intervention, Loss & Bereavement, Sexual Abuse, Bullying & Harassment, Self-Development & Assertiveness, Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Critical Incident & Stress Management, PTSD, Group facilitation and Expressive Arts Therapy.
 
She works with individuals, couples, adolescents & children and also runs Group Therapy and workshops from the Centre.  The therapy work with children will often incorporate work with the parents, holding reviews, exploring parenting skills and development and seeing what other supports that the parents can learn to build in order to help in dealing with the difficulties their children and adolescent may be trying to manage.
 
Anne uses an existential-humanistic and integrative approach, which incorporates all the different therapies which she, has studied; psychodynamic, gestalt, cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred, Expressive Arts Therapy and Play Therapy.
 
Anne is a Lecturer/Tutor, teaching courses on the issues of Working with Suicide and Child & Adolescent Counselling & Psychotherapy.
 
Anne firmly believes that once people are given the right environment to address issues, they can explore and understand their difficulties in a new light, discover strengths within themselves to make any changes they may feel are appropriate, discover supports and resources that are open to them and also become more aware of their own potential and ability to cope and empower themselves.

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