"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change"
- Carl Rogers
There may be times in your life when talking to family or close friends is not enough. Sometimes you may end up feeling misunderstood or not listened to. You may carry the burden of your worries alone and over time this can feel very isolating and painful.
~ Talking to a trained counsellor can help ~
My name is Cliona Vaughan and I am a qualified relational integrative counsellor.
I am passionate about helping people to accept and relate to themselves, others and the world in the fullest possible way.
If you are experiencing difficulties in your life and need to speak to someone I can offer you a non-judgemental, caring and confidential environment where you can speak about situations, difficulties and experiences that are causing you pain and distress.
I draw upon my counselling experience and training in combination with my own personal experience and journey to help me provide guidance and support you as you explore the obstacles that prevent you from moving forward with your life.
I believe you are the expert on yourself. You know what heals and what harms, and that is why I look to help and support you to come up with your own solutions.
I will be alongside you while valuing and deeply respecting who you are and the wisdom that you have within.
If you are experiencing difficulties in your life and need to speak to someone I can offer you a non-judgemental, caring and confidential environment in which to talk.
Parenting is one of the most important jobs you will ever do, it can also be very challenging and exacerbating at times. Counselling can offer you a caring and confidential space in which to explore these challenges.
I have trained with Eli Lebowitz on the SPACE Programme – Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions, with Eli Lebowitz from Yale Child Study Centre. This requires working with the parent(s) instead of the child, to achieve successful results in eliminating debilitating anxious childhood behaviours.
"Beneath every behaviour there is a feeling.
And beneath each feeling is a need.
And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behaviour,
we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom"