My name is Grace Harrison. I am a qualified and accredited psychotherapist and counsellor. I hold a Masters with Honours in Integrative Psychotherapy with Dublin City University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology and Sociology with the University of Limerick. I run a private practice in Ennis Therapy Centre and I work part-time as a psychotherapist and counsellor in 'Let's Get Talking', Galway City. In addition, I co-facilitate aftercare addiction recovery groups with Bushypark Addiction Treatment Centre, Co. Clare. I practice in line with the IACP ethical framework and code of practice.
I have a particular interest in student mental health and am currently undergoing a Diploma in Adolescent Psychotherapy. During my Masters programme I completed two trainee placements in the student counselling services of Dublin Institiute of Technology and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. My research topic of choice focused on student counselling services in Ireland. This research will soon be published and will be publicly available to read in the international peer-reviewed, 'Counselling & Psychotherapy Research' Journal in Spring 2021.
Individual Psychotherapy & Counselling
(Face-to-Face or Online Video Sessions)
I offer a safe and supportive space for individuals over the age of 16 to explore difficulties they are experiencing in their lives. I support clients to come into greater self-understanding and self-acceptance and offer proactive tools and psychoeducation to support their empowerment in overcoming difficulties. Online video sessions are available as an alternative to face-to-face, should you wish to avail of therapy from the convenience of your own home.
I have experience working with the following:
Academic/ Work Challenges
Anxiety and Stress
Bereavement and Loss
Self-Esteem and Identity Issues
Couple problems are viewed as a product of the dynamic in the couple relationship. Couples' communication styles and behavioral patterns can lead to feelings of being unheard and unappreciated which may cause frequent arguments, a loss of intimacy and overall couple dissatisfaction. Couple problems may evolve from home or work stress, disagreements regarding parenting, infidelity, sex issues, mental health difficulties or addiction. I offer a safe and supportive space for couples to communicate with one and other and to better understand their own emotional experience and communication style such that they can navigate life challenges presented in relationship more effectively.
Psychosexual Therapy (Sex Therapy)
I offer this specialised form of therapy to individuals experiencing difficulties related to sexual intimacy, sexual performance, drive and desire. As sexual intimacy plays an important role in our relationships, sex issues can cause great anxiety and often a feeling of isolation due to the sensitivity of discussing the topic. This form of therapy involves a full assessment and an individually designed treatment programme which involves home practice exercises. This therapy can be offered in the context of individual pyschotherapy or as part of couples therapy.
If you would like to arrange an initial consultation to discuss your concerns and how we might address these, you are very welcome to contact me using the contact form below or alternatively by phone-call.
Address: Ennis Therapy Centre, No.16 Carmody Street Business Park, Carmody Street, Clonroad Beg, Ennis, Co. Clare.
Tel: 085 2619393