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 busy private practice in Ennis Therapy Centre, and I work part-time as a student counsellor in the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service of the University of Galway, wherein I provide one-to-one counselling support to students of all ages and lead counselling groups on specific themes such as eating disorders, body image, anxiety, low mood, self-esteem and self-compassion. I practice in line with the IACP ethical framework and code of practice.
I have a particular interest in youth mental health and recently completed a Diploma in Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy. My Masters research topic of choice focused on student counselling services in Ireland which was recently published in the international peer-reviewed, 'Counselling & Psychotherapy Research' Journal (Harrison, G. & Gordon, E., 2021). I also hold a particular interest in addiction (substance addiction and addictive behaviours) and eating disorder recovery; hence I co-facilitated aftercare addiction recovery groups with Bushypark Addiction Treatment Centre, Co. Clare for 1.5 years, supporting both men and women in recovery from various addictions, and their spouses, and I offer talks on eating behaviours and body image in secondary schools.
In addition, I enjoy writing informative pieces on mental health topics, featuring on podcasts, and regularly joining Gavin Grace/ Alan Morrisey on the ‘Morning Focus’ Clare FM radio show to participate in discussions on mental health issues in the Irish context today.
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.
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.
Please note: I currently operate a limited private practice; I offer face-to-face sessions on Thursdays only and online sessions on Friday mornings, generally.
Address: Ennis Therapy Centre, No.16 Carmody Street Business Park, Carmody Street, Ennis, Co. Clare.
Tel: 085 2619393